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August 2, 2018
Robert “Bob” Carol Bushong, age 87, of Marysville, died peacefully Thursday, August 2, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. He retired as a horticulturist from O.M. Scott and Sons after 35 years. He was a member of Scotts 20-Year Club. During his retirement, he was a maintenance associate for 10 years at the Marysville First United Methodist Church. He was a 1948 graduate of Chuckery Darby High School. Following high school, he became certified at Davey Tree School as a tree surgeon. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1950 and served in the Korean War. He also served years later in the Ohio National Guard. Upon his discharge from the Army, he returned home and worked with his family well-drilling business and in the stone quarry. He enjoyed playing golf and euchre, watching TV and telling stories. He especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and for many years, volunteered with his wife for Memorial Hospital’s Mobile Meals. He was born November 9, 1930 in Dublin to the late Clair and Helen Berringer Bushong. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Jim, Ernie, Ed, Clair Jr., Dick, Burt and Marilyn. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Barbara F. Bradford, whom he married December 1, 1951 in Paso Robles, California; his children, Dennis (Viviane) Bushong of Dublin, Daniel (LaDonna) Bushong of Marysville, Denise (Lawrence) Dunn of East Liberty, Dana Bushong of Ostrander, Daunitta (John) Oates of Ostrander, Darin (Lori) Bushong of Marysville, Diana (Clay) Hales of Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee and Danyal (Mark) Marsh of Marysville; his grandchildren, Tara, Jessica, Jennifer, Jay, Jenny, Bob, Christopher, Elizabeth, Andrea, Logan, Nicholas, Amanda, Amy, Adam, Maranda, Stacey, Shaun, Joshua, Cole, Colin, Gavin, Javan, MacKenzie, Tiffany, Josh, Courtney, Tyler and Justin; many great-grandchildren; two sisters, Harriett Magers and Phyllis McKinley; four sisters-in-law, Pearl Bushong, Arlene Hoover, LaVona Styn and Maryetta (Jim) Dulcich; a brother-in-law, Earl (Yvonne) Bradford; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. The family will receive friends 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, August 6, 2018 at Underwood Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, where military honors will follow the service provided by the Union County Military Honor Guard. A luncheon will follow at the Catholic Community Center. The Rev. Fr. Kevin J. Kavanagh will officiate. Interment will be held 2 :30 p.m. Tuesday at the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice or to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
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