Casel V. Bush

July 17, 1920April 3, 2013

Casel V. Bush, 92, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Cypress Grove. He was born July 17, 1920, in Oakland City, IN to the late Lloyd and Nora (Rumble) Bush.

He graduated from Newburgh High School in 1938 and served in the US Army from 1943-1946. He retired from the US Postal Service after 35 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed woodworking and reading and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Casel is survived by his wife of 42 years, Evelyn M. (Ellis) Bush; daughter, Diana Bush-Osborne of Florida; grandsons, Troy and TJ (Dawn) Stewart, both of Arkansas; sisters, Maxine Richardson of Evansville and Jean (Doyne) Ford of Princeton; nephews, Larry (Kathy) Richardson of Evansville and Michael (Jessie) Richardson of New Jersey; nieces, Jennifer Thacker, Kimberly Kolhmeier, both of Oakland City, and Sharon “Sam” (Steve) Luzader of Newburgh; step-daughter, Brenda Allen of Evansville; step-granddaughter, Robin Allen of Evansville; step-great-granddaughter, Brianna Nicole Allen; step-grandson, William “Billy” Davis of Kentucky; and life-long friend, Eric Schwenker of Evansville.

Services will be 1:00 PM Monday, April 8, 2013, at Alexander East Chapel, with entombment in Alexander Memorial Park. The Vanderburgh County Retired Veterans Memorial Club will conduct military services at the cemetery. Friends may visit Sunday from 2:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Sunday, April 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 8, 2013

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Linda Conti

April 17, 2013

Diane, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I know that you miss him a lot.

Julie Kain

April 14, 2013

I was very sorry to hear of your loss. I knew Casel as "Butch"... he was our mailman when I was very young and that was how I pronounced his name. I waited for him often and he would give me the mail and say "see you later alligator" and I would respond "after while crocodile". I received " letters occasionally" that I later learned were from him. I am sorry for your loss and remember him with a smile.

Stacy Wheeler

April 11, 2013

I was so sorry to learn about Casel. You and your entire family were such a big part of my life growing up, I just wanted to let you know you were in my thoughts.

April 10, 2013

Casel was my mailman for many years in the 70s, and took care to acknowledge my young son with "letters" to him. He even sent him a post card from the Smokies once. Later, he made wooden trains for both my sons, which they each still have. I still have the kitchen magnet he made me on my fridge. He was such a great guy! My prayers for his family.

Jane (Gerber) Barron

Sindee (Robinson) Hart

April 8, 2013

Diana ..So sorry for the loss of your father.I would love to get
back in touch with you.
Sindee (Robinson) Hart

April 8, 2013

We are saddened to hear of the loss of our friend Casel. He was one of our favorite patients for many years. His ready smile and quick wit were always appreciated. He made many things for our office workers from notepads that go beside the telephone to our names carved carefully from a block of wood. He will be missed by you his family but also by the many friends he made throughout his lifetime.
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Dr Jay Craig, Becky, Debbie, Mistee and Jenn

April 8, 2013

Nothing Beautiful In This World Is Ever Really Lost Those We Cherish Will Always Live On In Memory.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Deaconess Home Medical Equipment and Infusion Staff

April 8, 2013

Mr. Bush was our Mailman my whole life til I was married and moved away. I was in college from 1971-1975 and every time I wrote home I wrote to him on the back of the letters. He always thanked me and greeted me when I was home from school and he was always kind to the neighbors and my mother and dad on his route. He was a special man and will be missed. Suzie Massey Jarman(Arcadian Acres)

Jane Ellyn Smith

April 6, 2013

Jeannie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at the loss of your brother, Casel. I know he in good company with Gramma Bush. She will watch over him and they, together will watch over you.

Suzanne Barksdale

April 6, 2013

Diana, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family as you celebrate the life of your Father and mourn his loss from your presence. May memories and love of family and friends bring you comfort at this sad time. Suzanne