LaVerne Jean Bushee
February 25, 1929 – June 12, 2019
LaVerne J. Bushee, 90, of Ossian passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. She was born on February 25, 1929 in rural Ossian, a daughter of the late Verne and Mary (Lantis) Slane. She worked at Lutheran Hospital until 1970. She was a partner in the Ossian Hardware, from 1970 to 1983 along with her husband, Norman and was active in the creation of the Ossian E.M.S. program, beginning in 1975. LaVerne would later retire from INDOT. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Ossian, Eastern Star, and Pythian Sisters. Surviving family include her daughter, Nanette Bear; granddaughters, Marissa (Michael) Wheeler, best friend and loving granddaughter, Brittany Bear, Bethany (Mike) Vineyard; great granddaughters, Braelynn Wheeler and Courtney (Lucas) Heller; and daughter-in-law, Jan Chaney. Besides her parents, she was preceded in passing by her husband, Norman Bushee; and son, Daniel Bushee. Funeral service will be 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church, Ossian, 123 South Jefferson St., Ossian with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian. Memorials may be made to the church. Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, Ossian is handling arrangements.
First Presbyterian Church
123 South Jefferson Street, Ossian, Indiana 46777
- Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, June 14, 2019
- Final Resting Place: Oak Lawn Cemetery Friday, June 14, 2019