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Bette Bush

Bette Bush

Bette Jane Bush, 101, of Sparta, IL; born on February 18, 1921 in Sparta, IL the daughter of Roy John and Adaline Carolyn (Crain) Hood; passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at the Randolph County Care Center in Sparta, IL.

 

She was a member of the Sparta Hospital Auxiliary and the First United Methodist Church in Sparta.  Bette would help prepare meals at the church when they had funerals.  She also volunteered at blood drives held by the American Red Cross, whether it was preparing food or signing people in.  Bette was a giving and caring person with a huge heart and would be kind no matter who you were.  She kept in contact with people in town that were not able to drive, and she would offer them rides to haircuts, grocery stores, or anywhere when someone was in need.

 

Bette was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Bush and her parents.

 

She is survived by her dear nephew – Bart (Phillip) Hood of Sparta, IL;  sister or as Bette said, “my sister” – Virginia “Ginny” Bickett of Collinsville, IL; nephew – Greg (Bobbie) BIckett; nieces – Christine (Ron) Spencer and Laurie (Mike) Penford; numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

 

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.heilschuessler.com.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hopsital for Children or the Randolph County Care Center.

 

The visitation for Mrs. Bush will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.  Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Randy McGeehon officiating.  Interment will take place at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL.

 

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

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  1. Jane Ann Griffin says:

    Bart, even though I have never met you, I know from Bette how much you meant to her and how much you helped her. I know you have wonderful memories of Bette. I am sure you wrote the obituary and my husband Tom and I totally agree with these words “Bette was a giving and caring person with a huge heart and would be kind no matter who you were.” The video you put together was wonderful – Thank You! Bette did love hummingbirds! Tom and I are so sorry for your loss.

  2. Janet Pace says:

    Bart,
    I can’t thank you enough for all you did for Aunt Bette. You are one amazing person to have served and loved her so well for so many years. Thanks for communicating with us and sharing the info on the website, I loved the pictures. I don’t know who Phil is but he must be important to you so May God Bless you and Phil in all you do. I hope we get to meet someday.
    With love and appreciation,
    Janet Pace

  3. Donna Dean says:

    Bart and Phil, I am so sorry for your loss. You took such good care of her. I know you will miss her terribly, hang on to the sweet memories you have made with her. Hugs and prayers!

    • Bartonhood606@gmail.con says:

      Donna, thank you so much. It is a beautiful thing to have such a caring, and genuine friend be there for you in your time of sorrow. Always, Bart n Phil.

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  1. Bart and Phil, I am so sorry for your loss. You took such good care of her. I know you will miss her terribly, hang on to the sweet memories you have made with her. Hugs and prayers!

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    • Donna, thank you so much. It is a beautiful thing to have such a caring, and genuine friend be there for you in your time of sorrow. Always, Bart n Phil.

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  2. Bart,
    I can’t thank you enough for all you did for Aunt Bette. You are one amazing person to have served and loved her so well for so many years. Thanks for communicating with us and sharing the info on the website, I loved the pictures. I don’t know who Phil is but he must be important to you so May God Bless you and Phil in all you do. I hope we get to meet someday.
    With love and appreciation,
    Janet Pace

    Reply
  3. Bart, even though I have never met you, I know from Bette how much you meant to her and how much you helped her. I know you have wonderful memories of Bette. I am sure you wrote the obituary and my husband Tom and I totally agree with these words “Bette was a giving and caring person with a huge heart and would be kind no matter who you were.” The video you put together was wonderful – Thank You! Bette did love hummingbirds! Tom and I are so sorry for your loss.

    Reply

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