Lohrville – Ruth Busch, 72, died Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City. A private family burial will be held at a later date.
Ruth Alene (Cunningham) Busch was born on January 14, 1947, in Lake City, Iowa, to Oscar and Dorothy (Kelly) Cunningham. On June 16, 1978, Ruth married Jerold Busch in Jefferson. She worked as a Nurse’s Assistant at Shady Oaks for 30 years then at Casey’s after retiring. Ruth enjoyed cooking, playing cards, watching hummingbirds and people and loved spending time with her family.
Ruth is survived by her children Dorothy (Dan) Rohan of Lanesboro, Kathy (Erik) Davis of Crossville, TN, Mike (Rhonda) Shriver of Audubon, Kay (Marty) Schroeder of Lohrville and Christine (Phil) Kutz of Lohrville; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; brother Eldon (Peggy) Cunningham of Jefferson; and sisters Lavon Green of Lake City and Mary (Gerald) Tannehill of Jefferson. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jerold in 2015; step-father Albert Phipps; granddaughter Meagan Hanson; brothers Rick and Laverne Cunningham; and sisters June Cunningham and Darlene Dillion.