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Bush, James S.

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August 19, 1937 - August 17, 2014

Bush, James S.

BUSH – James S. passed on to Heaven August 17, 2014 at the age of 76 from complications resulting from congestive heart failure.  His loving family provided constant support and comfort during his illness and as his days drew to a close.  Born in Sparta, IL in 1937, Jim graduated from New Athens High School in New Athens, IL, served in the U.S. Navy, and attended what was then known as McKendree College in Lebanon, IL. Jim found his true calling in sales, going on to spend 40 years in automobile sales at Auffenberg Ford/ Lincoln Mercury and Jack Schmitt Chevrolet, both in Belleville, IL, and then as a partner in automobile dealerships in Indianola, MS before retiring in 2000.

He is survived by 4 children; Caren R. (David) Cerutti of Dallas, TX, James D. (Chieko) Bush of Flower Mound, TX, Jacqueline S. Bush (John Dugenske) of Chicago, IL, and Thomas A. Bush of Belleville, IL, 5 grandchildren; Margaret R. Cerutti, Caroline A. Bush, Elizabeth R. Cerutti, Anders B. Dugenske, and Josie V. Dugenske, 8 sisters and 2 brothers; Jennie (John) Walker of WI, Geneva Davis of MO, Marjorie F. Bradberry (Mel Richards) of FL, Della M. (Lee) Paul of IL, Sharon R. (George) Torres of IL, Mary A. (Jim) Becker of IL, Nancy L. (Don) Waldron of OH, Joan C. (Malcolm) Sims of MO, Orville P. Bush of IL, and Paul A. Bush of IL.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lela R., nee Morlino, Bush of Leland, MS, whom he married in 1997, his parents; Orville D. and Olga F., nee Frazier, Bush, 2 sisters and 4 brothers; Lois J. Bush, Lucille J. (Ted) Jockenhoefer, Samuel Bush, Michael J. Bush, Homer E. Bush, and Marshall D. (Joyce) Bush.

Memorials may be made to the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, 442 South De Mazenod Drive, Belleville, IL 62223 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

A memorial Mass service will be held at 9:30a.m. Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church located within the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows at 9572 Church Circle Drive, Belleville, IL 62223.  Father Tom Ovalle, OMI will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238
214.340.8008

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Winston and Deborah Chambers

September 04, 2014 9:06PM

You have our deepest sympathy for a friend that we were blessed to know. Even though it was a brief friendship, it was a special one.


Jayne and Juleanne Marshall

August 25, 2014 12:04PM

Dear Precious Bush Family, May the good Lord above give your hearts comfort and peace at this difficult time. But may your strength be renewed knowing you will see him in heaven again!!! And spend time for eternity together. Hallelujah! Love in Christ, Jayne and Juleanne Marshall, ICC


Don and Linda Sloan and Your Friends at Evergreen

August 24, 2014 11:11AM

Jim will be missed by his friends at Evergreen Apts. His jovial personality was enjoyed by all of us. God bless your family.


Kaori & Dario Nappa

August 24, 2014 8:04AM

Deep condolences to Bush families and friends. May our Lord give a peace and comfort in this difficult time...


Malcolm & Joan Sims

August 22, 2014 3:47PM

We love you and will miss you sweet brother, Jim. My prayers go out to his children and grandchildren. Joanie & Malcolm


Darryl & Dody Hagen

August 20, 2014 7:52PM

RIP Uncle Jim
Love you.