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Helen Bush

Helen Louise Bush (Williams)

Sunday, April 30th, 1922 - Friday, May 22nd, 2020
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Helen Louise Bush, (Williams) 98, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Crystal Waters Personal Care Home.

Helen was born on April 30, 1922 to Luther S. and Dortha (Heberling) Williams in White Township, Indiana County.

Helen married the love of her life, Wendell Eugene “Gene” Bush on November 15, 1944. They made their home in Rayne Township where she lived until moving to Crystal Waters. She delighted in making a loving and comfortable home for her family. She enjoyed sewing, travel, crafts, and spoiling her grandchildren with cookies.

She was a loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother, and a good friend and neighbor to many. She will be greatly missed by her sons, Richard (Shirley) Bush, Indiana, and Timothy (Sonya) Bush, Cumming, Georgia. Grandchildren, Tracey (Eric) McEldowney, Richard (Malinda) Bush, Michael (Amanda) Bush, Robert (Haley) Bush, Elise (Jason) Myers. Great-Grandchildren, Matthew McEldowney, Benjamin McEldowney, Sarah Bush, Mary Bush, Collins Myers and Gus Myers.

Helen was a faithful and active member of Grove Chapel Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School for over forty years. She also was a member of the Women's Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, helping make apple butter and soup for fund raisers and served as a eucharistic minister.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and sister, Virginia Bernard.

The funeral service for Helen’s immediate family will be held at the Rairigh- Bence Funeral Home, of Indiana. Interment will be at the Grove Chapel cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at You may also visit the website Wednesday evening to view a webcast of Helen’s funeral service.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may made to the Grove Chapel Lutheran Church, 2539 Grove Chapel Rd., Indiana, PA 15701 or the Family Hospice, 850 Hospital Rd., Indiana, PA. 15701.
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    Grove Chapel Cemetery
    Rayne Township, PA


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Arlene Yackuboskey

Posted at 09:23pm
My heartfelt condolences to you all. I knew your loved one all my life, and so so many memories come to mind. I knew how much she loved God and all her family. Especially those of us from "the old neighborhood " Helen loved to reminisce. In these last few years I was privileged to see Helen a couple times a month. I was especially blessed by being able to take Her Best Friend Dorothy Adam's for a surprise visit to her room on a Friday before this past Christmas. Helen and Dorothy got to spend some alone time together that day. I felt sooo happy for them! I feel assured that one day we will all be reunited in Heaven..... eyes have not seen, ears have not heard what God has ready for those who Love Him. We will all meet again in Love and friendship. Please give my parents each a kiss on the cheek for me, Helen. I love you my dear friend Helen. Till we meet again. Love always and forever. Arlene (McClelland) Yackuboskey

Patty Weaver

Posted at 07:57am
Richard and Shirley and Family,
We are sorry to hear of the passing of Helen, who was a faithful and devoted member of Grove Chapel and a committed Christian!
She will be missed. We all hope to copy her zest for life and her determination to participate in that life as long as possible. Please accept our deepest sympathies; we will never look at another jar of apple butter without remembering Helen! God bless you and your entire family! Sincerely, Dick and Patty Weaver

Richard Lamberski

Posted at 02:57am
A lasting tribute to Helen, is the values shared and bestowed on her family. To Richard and wife Shirley, your kindness to me and others over the years speaks kindly for Helen. My thoughts and prayers are for you two and your family.

Nancy Jane Bush Wagner

Posted at 02:32pm
My oldest and last Aunt Helen! She was the best and has been with me over the years and miles I have traveled as my Bible goes with me everywhere and the dedication page from Grove Chapel Lutheran Church was filled out by Aunt Helen, my then Sunday School teacher. Helen was a best friend to so many of us, and a joy to be with. She is remembered with much love and will be missed. Rich and Shirley, Tim and Sonya and all the kids and grandkids, my deepest sympathies to you. Love and blessings to you all, Nancy Bush Wagner

Robert Ramsey

Posted at 08:18am
Sorry to hear of Helens passing. I attended Grove Chapel Church. She was one of my favorite people. I remember setting on her front porch one day. She shared her elderberry jelly recipe with me, that I did used. I told her she needed to stay healthy, that I never knew anyone that reached 100 years old and I thought she could do it. She came close she is in second place on my oldest people known list. My great grandmother made it to 99. She was a great woman and I was glad to have known her.. Bob Ramsey

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965 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3935
724-349-2000 Rairigh - Bence Funeral Home, Inc. of Indiana
965 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3935