Lowville - Shirley E. Bush, 90, of 5590 River St., died early Wednesday morning, January 30, 2013, in the Lewis County General Hospital where she has been a patient for 5 days.

Born Mary Shirley Evans in Lowville on July 28, 1922, she was the daughter of the late James and Grazilda Morgan Evans. She was a 1940 graduate of Lowville Academy and the Utica School of Commerce. She married Ralph E. Bush on July 25, 1945 at St. Peter’s Church in Lowville. Mr. Bush died on April 2, 1976.  

Shirley worked as a secretary for Payne Jones and later for Cornell Cooperative Extension until the birth of her children. She later went back to work for the Village of Lowville as a part time water biller and was a General Election and Village Election inspector for many years.

Shirley loved family gatherings, knitting, crocheting and needlepoint.

She is survived by 3 sons and their wives: David W. and Patricia Bush of Camillus, Jeffrey A. and Susan Bush of Lowville and Brian M. and Jacqueline Bush of Lowville, 6 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren and 2 Nieces. A son, Douglas W. Bush died October 30, 1998 and a sister: Helen Miller is predeceased.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Church, Glenfield with the Rev. Christopher Carrara officiating.  Spring burial will be in the St. Stephens Cemetery, Croghan.  Calling hours at the Sundquist Funeral Home will be on Friday from 4-7pm.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Douglas W. Bush Foundation, Inc., in care of Jeffrey A. Bush, 9778 East Road, Lowville, NY 13367.

To leave an online condolence, go to www.sundquistfh.com.