Ruth W. Bush - Cumberland

Ruth W. Bush - Cumberland

Ruth W. Bush, 92, of Stoney View Drive passed away Thursday, June 12 at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She was the wife of the late Robert W. Bush.

Born in Albany, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Harold and Florence (Mowery) Warner and sister of Jane Elizabeth Knudsen of Rochester, N.Y. She resided in Cumberland for the past 10 years, previously residing in Keene, N.H., Owls Head, Maine, and New Scotland, N.Y.

She was a graduate of the Albany Academy for Girls and remained loyal to that institution all of her life.

She was a member of Christ Church, Cumberland. She was an active member of the Republican Party in Albany, N.Y., a member of the Garden Club and the Shakespeare Society of Owls Head, Maine.

She was a lay minister for St. John Episcopal Church, Keene, N.H. She was also an avid Bridge player, talented musician and singer. She played the piano, harp, bells and violin over the years.

She leaves her daughters, Cecile Bush of Cumberland and Valerie Bush of Cooperstown, N.Y.; her son, Christopher Bush and his wife Ellen of Santa Barbara, Calif.; five grandchildren, Jordan and wife Dara, Alexander and wife Mandy, and Benjamin Rhodes and his partner Crystal Sheehan, Samantha and Christopher Bush; and six great-grandchildren, Ryan, Johnathan, Madeline, Adrienne, Evelyn and Henry Rhodes.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014, at 10 A.M. in Christ Church, 1643 Lonsdale Avenue, Lincoln. Burial will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of J. J. Duffy Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Christ Church, Discretionary Fund, 1643 Lonsdale Avenue, Lincoln, RI 02865.