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Betty Bush

March 4, 1925 — May 7, 2020

Betty Kathryn Bush, 95 of Niles, passed away peacefully in her home with her family by her side.

Betty was born on March 4, 1925 in Marshall County Indiana to the late Oliver H and Nellie S. (Stafford) Laudeman.

On September 12, 1942 in Mishawaka, she married Richard Bush who passed away in 1996. She is also preceded in death by a grandson Brian C. Gold, her brother Willie Laudeman and sisters, Verna English, Lois Rand and Mara Bell Pollack.

Betty is survived by her children; Gloria (John ) Gold of Niles and Joanne (Paul) Bata of Niles, grandchildren; Angela (Marvin) Mattson, Jeffrey (Elaina) Bata, Kristin (Andy) Bartkowiak, great grandchildren; Zachary Mattson, Isaac Truong, Abigail (Conner) Cervone, Blake (Jon)Thar, Alex (Maddie Beach) Bata, Andrew Bartkowiak, Joseph Bartkowiak, great great grandchildren; Paisley Thar and Logan Thar.

Betty had worked at Simplicity Pattern for 15 years before retiring in 1986.

Betty was a member of the Simplicity Retiree’s Club.  She also enjoyed crocheting and reading.  Betty felt that it was important to stay connected with her family and friends.  Even though she was 95, she was proficient with her IPad and could be found often on Facebook.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, May 11, 2020 at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens officiated by her niece Rev. Dr. Bonita F. Laudeman.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home 615 E. Main St. Niles.

Family and friends may be able to view the services at

Memorials in Betty’s name may be made to the Jane S Davis Scholarship.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Monday, May 11, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Mission Hills Memorial Gardens

61453 M-51, Niles, MI 49120

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