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Shirley J. Bush

April 16, 1933 — September 8, 2022

Shirley J. Bush, 89, of Coal Valley, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2022, at UnityPoint Health Trinity Rock Island.

Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 17, 2022, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan. Private burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Ambrose Catholic Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline, is assisting the family.

Shirley was born on April 16, 1933, in Rock Island, the daughter of John R. and Eva (Hedstrom) Kimbel. She married James P. Bush on September 20, 1952, at the former St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rock Island. She was previously employed at Hy-Vee, Milan. Shirley was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan. She loved playing cards and camping with her family and friends. Above all, she loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of almost 70 years, Jim; children, Ron Bush, Raleigh, NC, Randy (Cindy) Bush, East Moline, Diana (Steve) Slininger, Carbon Cliff; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Jack & Marlene Kimbel; sisters-in-law, Gini Kimbel, Joan Bush; numerous nieces and nephews; and a large loving extended family.

She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Dale & Eileen Kimbel, Don & Toni Kimbel; brother, Wayne Kimbel; and sister and brother-in-law, Loretta “Sis” & Don Hines.

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Memorial Mass

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am

St Ambrose Catholic Church

312 1st Street West, Milan, IL 61264

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