Audrey H. Bush, 89

Audrey H. Bush, 89

Audrey H. Bush, 89, of East Main Street, Corry, Pa., died Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at her residence.

She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on October 10, 1921, a daughter of the late August and Cora Bauman Hagelstein.

Audrey was raised and educated in Buffalo, where she graduated from high school in 1940. As a young woman, she lived in Kansas while her husband served in Japan during World War II.

They then returned to Corry and Audrey worked for a few businesses in the area and then helped her husband run their insurance agency for many years. He always said "that behind every successful man was a good woman." Her main priority was raising and caring for her family.

Audrey was an active member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Corry, helping with many of the activities there. She was a strong, spiritual and compassionate woman.

Mr. and Mrs. Bush enjoyed spending winters in Oklawaha, Fla., at their retirement home from 1977 to 2002.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death on December 1, 2008, by her husband, E. Crosby Bush, whom she married on June 6, 1941, in Buffalo.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Spaeth; and a brother, Donald Hagelstein.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Clapp of Corry; and a son, David Bush of Columbus, Pa.

Also surviving are three grandchildren, Curtis Sheerer and his companion, Kimberly Schwab, of Union City, Pa., Audrey Sheerer of Erie, Pa., and Raelene Stein and her husband, Frank, of Cherrytree, Pa.; a family friend, Doug Smiley of Columbus, Pa., 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

No calling hours will be observed.

Friends may attend a memorial service Saturday, at 11 a.m. at 920 E. Main St., Corry. The Rev. Dan Owens of the Asbury United Methodist Church, Erie, will officiate.

A private burial service was held at Pine Grove Cemetery, Corry.

Memorials may be made to the Evangelical United Methodist Church, 921 N. Center St., Corry, PA 16407; or the American Cancer Society-Corry Unit, 2115 W. 38th St., Erie, PA 16508.

The Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, is handling arrangements.