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Verda June Bushen

March 18, 1931 May 17, 2020
Verda June Bushen
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Verda June Bushen went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 17, 2020 surrounded by her family. Verda was born to Floyd and Ruth (Kniffen) Crotser in Burlington, Michigan on March 18, 1931. Her family moved to Newaygo where Verda began her kindergarten year. She graduated from Newaygo High School in 1950. She married Larry Abbott on October 13, 1951. Together they had three children. Verda was a full-time, stay-at-home mother devoted to her family. She was a member of Grace Bible Church where she played the piano and taught Sunday School and Bible School. Larry passed away August 16, 1982. In 1985, she married Gordon Bushen. They attended Volney Bible Church where she also was a pianist. She is survived by her husband Gordon Bushen, her children: Holly (Ray) Bauer of Newaygo, Clint (Michelle) Abbott of Newaygo and Lori (Phil) Long of Grand Rapids; her grandchildren: Bethanie (Dean) duChemin, Jeff (Jessica) Bauer, Nathan Bauer, Matthew Abbott, Aaron Abbott, Jamie (Kelly) Abbott, Amy and Caroline Long; and 6 great-grandchildren in addition to her stepchildren: Cindy (Rudy) Garcia of White Cloud, Mark (Joann) Bushen of White Cloud and Jane (David) Gray of South Carolina; 12 step-grandchildren and 18 step-great grandchildren. Verda was preceded in death by her first husband Larry Abbott, granddaughter Tamara Abbott, her parents, her sisters: Dorothy Hunter, Evelyn Rounds, Helen Cattanach and Doris Corrigan; her brothers: Alvin Crotser and Eldon (Sam) Crotser; and stepson Randy Bushen. She will also be lovingly remembered by her sisters Frances Pyper of Grand Rapids, Bea Newton of Newaygo, and Sally Wright of Kent City along with many nieces, nephews and friends. A private graveside service has been held. A celebration of Verda’s life will be held at Grace Bible Church, Newaygo on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 11:00 am. Many heartfelt thanks to all those who sent cards, flowers, and prayers for Verda and her family. A special thanks to Spectrum Hospice and to Nurse Tammy and Shannon for their loving care. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Bible Church Benevolence fund which assists those in need.

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Grace Bible Church

200 Mill St.
Newaygo, MI 49337

Grace Bible Church
200 Mill St. Newaygo 49337 MI
United States

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Ravenna Cemetery Final Resting Place

Heights Ravenna Rd
Main St
Ravenna, MI 49451

Heights Ravenna Rd Ravenna 49451 MI
United States

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Grace Bible Church

200 Mill St.
Newaygo, MI 49337
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