Jan. 11, 1909 - Aug. 9, 2012
Dorothy Naomi "Nana" Bush, 103, Martinsburg, began her eternal life unexpectedly Thursday morning at Homewood at Martinsburg.
She was born Dorothy Flick in Altoona, daughter of the late William and Mary Flick, and at the age of 2, she was adopted from the Williamsburg orphanage by the late Luther Augustus and Emma Jane (Stonerook) Johnson. She married W. Floyd Bush on Sept. 8, 1927, in Woodbury, and he passed away March 4, 1993.
Surviving are two daughters: Jone J. of Henryville and Janet B. Zimmerman and husband, Joseph, of rural Martinsburg; a daughter-in-law, Arlene Bush; six grandchildren: Douglas Bush (Destarta), Barbara Blum (Steve), Lori Brooks (Fred), Renee Gunnett (Jeff), Kendra Harshberger (Bryce) and Timothy Zimmerman (Stacey); and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Joe J., in 2010; and two granddaughters: Karen Sue Bush and Kelly Fausey.
Believed to be the current oldest resident of Morrisons Cove, Dorothy was a 1926 graduate of Woodbury High School, where she was valedictorian of her class. She was employed as a nurses' aide at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring, where she helped found the Ladies' Auxiliary. Previous to that, she had assisted her husband in the daily operation of the family business, W. Floyd Bush Electrical Contractors, Martinsburg, serving as its office manager, and then also managed the beauty salon at Morrisons Cove Home, Martinsburg.
Dorothy was a longtime member of Memorial Church of the Brethren, Martinsburg, where she was a member of the Women's Fellowship, formerly served on the altar and floral committees and helped form the church's quilting ministry. She was a former member of Martinsburg Civic Club.
Nana enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, playing the piano and doing needlework, including quilting, crocheting and needlepointing.
Friends will be received from 1 until the 2:30 p.m. funeral service Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Memorial Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joel F. Nogle officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg.
The family prefers that memorial contributions be given to Memorial Church of the Brethren or Bush Family Scholarship Fund at East Stroudsburg University.
Arrangements are by John C. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.