Miriam Bushnell

Miriam BushnellMiriam A. Bushnell, 88, of Springfield died Oct. 4, 2012, at St. John's Hospice.

She was born Jan. 15, 1924, in Astoria, a daughter of Melvin and Viola Gruber Danner.

She married Clifford Bushnell on Aug. 21, 1942, in St. Louis, Mo. He passed away in 1993.

She also was preceded in death by seven siblings: Margaret, Shirley, Dale, June, Betty, Bill and Virginia (Ginny).

Surviving are one sister, Audrey Bucy of Canton; two sons, James (and Mary) Bushnell and Virgil Bushnell, both of Pleasant Plains; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In her lifetime she was a homemaker, worked in a shoe factory, on an assembly line and as a school crossing guard. In her forties, she returned to school earning her LPN license and worked as a floater at Memorial Hospital for 14 years.

She was a member of First Church of the Brethren for more than 50 years and performed community services, including cooking and delivering holiday meals. She also was active for many years in the Meals-On-Wheels program.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield with Pastor Kreston Lipscomb officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Church of the Brethren in Springfield, St. John's Hospice or an animal welfare group of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to StaabObituary.com.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/10/2012

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