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Velma Ruth Bush

Velma Bush

June 23, 1923     ~     March 12, 2016

Velma Ruth Bush, 92, Glasgow, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016, at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital after a sudden illness

Velma was born and raised in the Oil City community of Barren County.  Her family home was in the location where the runway of the Glasgow Airport is now located. She moved into Glasgow when she was 19 years old, initially working at Cherry’s Coffee Shop. A frequent customer was Eugene Abell, manager of Lerman’s Department Store. He noticed the friendly, smiling waitress and persuaded her to work for him which she did for 13 years. It was while at Lerman’s she was noticed by Glenn C. “Sog” Bush of Tracy who asked a friend for an introduction. They married in 1949.  They moved to the Austin Tracy community in 1955, where they lived until 1997 when they returned to Glasgow.

Velma was a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church but also attended Tracy United Methodist Church. She a 60 year member of the Tracy Homemakers,  a member of the Samson-ites and Glasgow Senior Citizens.

She was preceded in death by her husband Glenn and her son, Ricky Bush, her parents John Burl Martin and Vassie Ruth Jackman Martin, two brothers Leo Martin and Robert Martin and a sister, Lorene Harlow.

Velma is survived by her daughter, Brenda Bush of Glasgow, her grand dogs Austin and Tracy, 2 brothers Eugene Martin and Gilbert (Norma) Martin  of Glasgow, 4 sisters, Beatrice Glass, Mary Landrum, Maxine (G.A.) Hawkins, all of Glasgow and Betty Esters, of Cave City, sisters-in-law, June Martin, Pat Martin and Mary Bush of Glasgow and Reba Bush of Franklin, a brother-in-law Joe Harlow of Glasgow and her caregivers Kim Bunch, Scarlett Edmunds and Glenda Reece.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery Fund , c/o Harry G. Jewell, 970 Austin-Tracy Rd,  Lucas KY  42156 or Tracy Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Clyde England, 999 Boles Rd, Fountain Run, KY 42133.

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Guest Register

12 Entries for Velma Ruth Bush

  1. Mitchell & Betty Ellis says:

    Brenda we were so sorry to hear of Velma passing. I know she will be missed by you and others more than you realize. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers even though we will not be able to attend the visitation or services. Will keep you in our prayers. Our love.

    Mitch & Betty

  2. Mitchell & Betty Ellis says:

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  3. John and Linda Hitchcock says:

    Velma was a special person, upbeat, engaged and active until the end of her days. She is an inspiration and role model and will be missed. Our sincere condolences to you, Brenda, and to your extended family and friends.

  4. Leslie and Wanda Kinslow says:

    Brenda we are so sorry to hear about your mom. She was always so nice and pleasant. She will be greatly missed by you, your family and friends. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Carolyn Fields Johnson says:

    Maxine and family, So sorry to hearvabout Vvelma! She was as sweet lady! Here if I can be of any assistance! Love u all

  6. Kathleen Howlett says:

    Brenda…I send you my sympathy from far-away Rome, New York.
    I never had the pleasure of meeting either of your parents, but they certainly did a beautiful job of raising a thoughtful, caring and compassionate daughter.
    As I look at your mother’s photo I realize that, without her glasses, she and my mother are uncanny look-alikes…maybe twins separated at birth, and you and I might be cousins???
    I guess any levity is inappropriate at this time.
    Just know that I am with you in heart and in spirit.
    Your friend,

  7. Emma Harvey & Michelle says:

    So very sorry for your loss, Velma was the sweetest lady she always had a smile on her face, always enjoyed hearing stories when she was growing up. She will be missed.

  8. Jennifer Strode Stinson says:

    So sorry to hear about your mother, Brenda. She was such a sweet and endearing woman to me. She and Sog were such wonderful neighbors to us growing up. Prayers for you and your family during this time. I know you will miss her dearly.

  9. Lisa J Haydon says:

    Dear Brenda, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was such a sweet, pleasant lady whom I’m glad I had the opportunity to meet. You were so good to her; I know you will miss her terribly. I can’t be there but have you in my thoughts and prayers. With love, Lisa

  10. doug, Jacob, Wilma says:

    Velma was a great lady. She was a world citizen. She obviously loved being around people. She would have made a great first lady. Love to Brenda and all the family. We will all miss her.

    doug, Jacob and Wilma

  11. Ernie & Donita Runyon says:

    Sending love and condolences for your loss !!! You’re in our thoughts and prayers !!!

  12. Mrs. Williams says:

    Condolences to the family of Mrs. Velma Ruth Bush. May Jehovah the “God of Comfort” bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3 & 4). Your family is in our prayers. The Bible can be read or listened to online at http://www.jw.org for more encouragement during this difficult time.