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MARGERY ANN BURKE BUSH, long time resident of Lumberville, Pa., died peacefully with friends and family at Rydal Park, in Rydal, Pa. at the age of 89. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she married GEORGE S. BUSH in 1945. He predeceased her in 2005.
Her early years were spent working as an elementary school teacher in Michigan, Minnesota and California. After settling down in Lumberville in 1968, MARGERY volunteered for the Republican Party, the League of Women Voters and was a founder and long-time board member of the Board of Directors of the New Hope-Solebury Adult Community School. She loved social events, speeches, and music, especially opera, symphony, and chamber and was an active member of the Delaware Valley Music Club. Her gregarious personality and magnetic charm lit up a room and she easily made friends wherever she went. Her commitment to and love for others have led to decades-long friendships.
She leaves behind a daughter, SUSANNA (MARK) MANSTEIN, of Rydal, Pa. and a son, RICHARD (DIANE) BUSH of Oswego, NY. She also leaves behind six beloved grandchildren: AURI, LILA and MATTAN MANSTEIN and ZACHARY, ALEX and ELIZABETH BUSH; one nephew, ROGER (CHRIS) HILL of Grand Rapids, Michigan; and her dearest friend, JOANNE (BRUCE) KATSIFF. Contributions can be made to the following adoption agency: The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey, 635 South Clinton Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08611. A memorial service will be held at Rydal Park.