Funeral services for Kenneth Bush of Chickasha will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Chickasha.
Kenneth Ivan Bush was born Dec. 30, 1935 to William and Orpha (Shadoan) Bush in Amber, Okla. And went to be with his Lord on Sept. 23, 2012 after a short illness at the age of 76.
In 1957, he married Rosalie Walker and the couple celebrated their 55th anniversary this July.
Kenneth served in the National Guard from 1958-1964. He worked for Pet Milk for more than 40 years. He also owned and operated Ken's Janitorial Service for almost 50 years.
He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Chickasha where he served as a deacon, on the Board of Trustees, Counting Committee and served as director of the Adult VI Sunday School Class for many years. He also served as his class representative for the clothes closet and the church's food pantry.
He served as the President of the Amber Alumni for many years. While his children were in school, he was active as a Band Parent, in the Little League Association, and the Chickasha High School Booster Club. Since 1995, he has volunteered each week at the Cornerstone Church Soup Kitchen.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Stella Albright and brother Melvin Bush.
He is survived by his wife Rosalie, of the home. He is also survived by three children; Cyndi Russell and husband Fred, of Cabot, Ark., Kenyon Bush and his wife, Renee of Oklahoma City, and Kent Bush and his wife Georgia of Augusta, Kan.
He has nine grandchildren; Jilian Gardner and husband Jonathan of Edmond, Ryland Russell and wife Mindy of Owasso, Okla., Bethany Trench and husband Chase of Moore, Okla., Hilary and Hayden Russell, Brittany and Brianna Bush and Blake and Dawit Bush.
He has five great-grandchildren; Jaisa, Joia and Jantzen Gardner and Isaac and Hope Russell.
He is also survived by his sister Lawana Graham and husband Carroll of Oklahoma City and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home.