Nora E. Bush
Nora E. Bush 92, of Urbana, formerly of Morrison and Fulton, Ill. died Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at the Champaign County Nursing Home in Urbana.
She was born on June 25, 1923 in Fulton Township, Whiteside County, Illinois to Claus and Elsie Dykhuizen Ottens. Her mother died when she was less than 1 year old and she was taken in and raised by her uncle and aunt, George and Myrtle Dykhuizen.
She attended Morrison schools and graduated from high school in 1941. She then went to Augustana College of Nursing in Chicago and graduated as an R.N. in 1944. She first worked as a nurse in Detroit, Michigan, then returned to work at Morrison Community Hospital.
She married Edwin J. Bush on July 1, 1949 in Morrison. He died on January 20, 2007.
They lived in Champaign, IL while Ed was a student at University of Illinois and Nora worked at Carle Hospital. When Ed graduated they lived for a year in Long Beach, California and then returned to Morrison. Again Nora worked at Morrison Hospital.
They were members of Ebenezer Reformed Church where Nora was active in several women’s groups, the choir and as a Sunday School and Catechism teacher.
Ed’s job was transferred and they moved to Chicago Heights, Ill. in 1961. Nora worked as a nurse for the Flossmoor School District until 1972 when they moved to Western Springs, Ill. There Nora worked for La Grange Pediatrics until her retirement in 1988.
In 1991 they moved to Sun City, AZ and remained there until 1996 when they returned to Fulton.
After Ed died, Nora went to live with her daughter, Linda in Urbana. Since 2010 she has been a resident of Champaign County Nursing Home in Urbana.
Nora was a sweet and kind-hearted person, very sociable and always found something good in everyone. She was active in the churches she attended, enjoyed reading, sewing and some crafts as well as music and her love of nursing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers: John Ottens, Ellis Ottens and Stanley Ottens; 1 sister: Pauline Dorothy.
She is survived by one daughter, Linda (Charles) Vaughn of Urbana; 3 grandsons:
Timothy (Mai) Deal, presently of Yokosuka, Japan; Andrew Deal of Urbana and Peter Deal of Bowling Green, Ohio
Memorials can be made to Ebenezer Reformed Church or Champaign County Nursing Home.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, Morrison. Mr. Ken Renkes, Director of Congregational Care at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison will officiate.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 12, until the time of the service at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home.
Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison, Ill.
Condolences may be offered online at www.HeathandVaughn.com.