Obituary for Barbara Ruth Bushong

Written by on December 15, 2022

            Barbara Ruth Bushong, age 80, of Lima, formerly of Ada, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at Lima Memorial Health System. 

            She was born on December 23, 1941, in Harrod, Ohio, to the late Oren E. and Mildred (Long) Engle.  On July 28, 1961, Barbara married Walter Junior Bushong, who died on October 21, 2005. 

            Barbara is survived by her two children: Bill (Laura) Bushong of McGuffey, and Merle “Lou” (Donald) DeWitt of McGuffey; six grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren; and a sister, Anita (Jerry) Marshall of Harrod.

            She was preceded in death by her brother, Phillip Engle.

            Barbara attended the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Harrod and Quickstep Pentecostal Church of God, Alger.  She graduated from Auglaize Local High School class of 1959.

            Funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 19, 2022, at Hanson-Neely-Allison Funeral & Cremation Services, Ada with Rev. James Gatchell officiating.  Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Westminster.  

            Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Sunday, December 18, 2022, at Hanson-Neely-Allison Funeral & Cremation Services, Ada and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and/or the American Lung Association.    

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