Obituary: Lillian Joan Bush

Lillian Joan Bush, 77, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. She was born Dec. 20, 1938, in Newton to Byran Stephenson and Esther L. (Miller) Brown.

Joan worked as a registered nurse at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita and also worked as a private nurse for Sandy Hall of the Hall Oil Co. Prior to her retirement, Joan worked three years at the Eureka Hospital in Eureka. She was a member of the Cassoday United Methodist Church, the Liberty Baptist Church in Newton and was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Joan was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and friend to many. She was always quick with her smile and showed her love often. She will be greatly missed by all her knew her.

Joan is survived by her husband James “Jim” Bush of Newton; daughter Cheryl Kassin Harris of Lenexa; son Steven and his wife Cindy Kassin of Lenexa; stepmother Lorene Brown of Dennison, Texas; brothers Scott Brown of San Antonio and Stephen Brown of Dallas; aunt Della May Harr of Newton; grandsons Cory Harris and Brian Kassin; great-grandchildren Reilee and Connor Harris; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, brother Gus Claus, sister Barbarajean Thornton and son-in-law Billy Harris.

Funeral service was on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Brooks and Pastor Steve Julius presiding. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.

Memorials are suggested to Caring Hands Humane Society in care of Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

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