Donald Busby

Donald E. Busby, 63, of Astoria, died at 10:21 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, in the emergency room at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

He was born Sept. 16, 1935, in Canton, a son of Henry and Pearl Peterman Busby. He married Dorothy Fisk. He later married Judy Bollinger on July 29, 1975, in Palmyra, Mo. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Sue Ellen Busby of Houston; one son, Steve of Macomb; one stepdaughter, Beverly Ford of Rushville; one stepson, Robert Bollinger of Astoria; one sister, Nellie Bucher of Astoria; one brother, Morris “Bud” of Astoria; and one granddaughter.

One sister preceded him in death.

He was a coal miner for Amax Coal Co. for eight years. He also was a farmer and a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of Vermont Masonic Lodge 116, AF&AM, in Vermont, where he was serving as Master. He also was a member of Canton Methodist Church and the Astoria Village Board.

Services were held Sunday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Rev. Gary Sheets officiating. A Masonic service was conducted. Burial was in Christian Neck Cemetery near Rushville.

Memorials may be made to the Vermont Masonic Lodge Chair Lift Fund.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/30/1998


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