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Ruby Mae Bush

May 14, 1921 ~ July 12, 2017 (age 96)

Ruby M. Bush, 96, Wichita, Kansas died at Manor Care Nursing center on July 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-seven years, Arlo Bush and by her sisters, Florence Foraker, Georgia Brinton and Pauline Longren. She is survived by her son Jim Bush and daughter-in-law Judy of Overland Park, KS; two grandchildren, Jamie (Carina) Bush of Scottsdale, AZ and Joe (Kara) Bush of Leawood; great-grandchildren Laney, Maylee, Aiden and Ansley. Ruby, the daughter of Caney and Leona Hamilton, grew up on the “West Side” of Wichita and spent her entire life in Wichita. Arlo and Ruby were married in Wichita on Pearl Harbor Day (December 7, 1941). During WWII, she was “Ruby the Riveter” at one of the local aircraft plants. After the war and Arlo’s discharge from the Army Air Corps, she was a homemaker and later worked for Meadow Gold Dairy and drove a school bus. Arlo was a manager for Dillon’s for many years. Later in life he and Ruby ran a fruit stand on the corner of Greenwich Road and Harry Street until they retired in 2007. Graveside services will be held at Benton Cemetery on Saturday, July 15 2017 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ruby’s name may be directed to Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice, 2872 N. Ridge Rd #122, Wichita, KS 67205. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Ruby at

Charitable donations may be made to:

Heartland Hospice
2872 N. Ridge Rd, STE 122, Wichita KS 67205
Tel: 1-316-788-7626

 Service Information

Graveside Service
July 15, 2017

11:00 AM
Benton Cemetery
Benton, KS

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