Rose Bush

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Rose J. Bush, 99, of Sikeston died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston.

She was born March 18, 1908, at New Hamburg, Mo., daughter of Peter and Catherine Messner Kielhofner. She and Raymond Bush were married in 1940 in Phoenix. He died Sept. 23, 1980.

Formerly of Cape Girardeau and Chaffee, Mo., she was a 1924 graduate of Chaffee High School.

Bush was a secretary and obituary page editor at the Los Angeles Daily Examiner. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today at St. Augustine Catholic Church at Kelso, Mo.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. today at the church, with the Rev. Oliver Clavin officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in St. Louis.

Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.