LANCASTER—Edna Lee “Katy” Bush, passed away on Thursday, November 14, with her family by her side. She is at peace now.
Katy was born on January 5, 1933, to Hilda and Grayson Lewis. Upon her father’s death and mother’s remarriage, Katy and her siblings were adopted by her stepfather, Dandridge Davis.
Katy was the postmaster of Lively for 30 years and was an active member of Lebanon Baptist Church where she was clerk/historian for 40 years. She was also a very beloved Sunday school teacher.
Always generous with her time, Katy delivered Meals on Wheels to shut-ins and was a volunteer reading tutor for elementary-school-aged children in the Lancaster County School System, following her retirement from the U.S. Postal Service.
Katy was predeceased by her beloved husband, H. Eugene Bush; her parents; and her brother, Grayson Lewis.
She is survived by her sisters, Dorothy Abbott, Marjorie Hanks and Olive Thrift; and by her four loving sons, David (Diane), Darryl (Sheri), Dean (Mary) and Dexter (Teresa). Also surviving Katy are her grandchildren, Tiffany Bush Mitchell (Billy), Justin Bush, Sean Bush, Brandon Bush (Jessica), Shannon Bush Westman (Dustin), Bridget Bush, Todd Bush (Shelby) and Julianna Bush; and her four great-grandchildren, Jackson Bush, Chloe Bush, Weston Bush and Kallie Bush.
The family wishes to thank Katy’s caregivers, Helen Holden, Michelle Holden and Gwendolyn (Nita) Ball, for their devotion to her, over the past several years.
A service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 17, at Lebanon Baptist Church, followed by a reception in the church’s fellowship hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon Baptist Church, 1712 Lara Road, Lancaster, VA 22503.
Katy was a wonderful, strong woman and will be missed deeply, by all who knew her.