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Catherine Anne Bradley Manush

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Catherine Anne Bradley Manush

Nashville, TN

Catherine Anne Bradley Manush, age 94, former Burlington resident, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Nashville, TN.

Born August 11, 1919 in Grinnell, IA, Catherine Bradley was the daughter of Joseph A. and Dorothy Hughes Wilcot. Following the death of her mother, she was adopted by her uncle and aunt, Henry and Mary Bradley of Newton, IA. She married Arthur J. Manush, Sr. on June 7, 1945 in Los Angeles, CA. He died on February 14, 2002.

Catherine graduated from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. She worked for several years at Fullerton Lumber Company. She enjoyed her cat, "Katie," puzzles, cross stitch, traveling, holidays and spending time with family. She was also a collector of miniature tea sets. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, B.P.O.E. #84 and the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary. She was a member of SS. John & Paul Catholic Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Cathy Maurer of Nashville, TN; one son, A. John (Debbie) Manush, Jr. of Burlington, IA; three grandchildren, John (Tara) Maurer of Marietta, GA, Lisa (Ken) Ellzy of Franklin, TN, and Jennifer Maurer of Nashville, TN; five great-grandchildren, Erin & Katherine Maurer, Anna Cate & Braylon Ellzy and Mason Maurer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, parents, adopted parents, and son-in-law, Rick Maurer.

Memorial services for Catherine Manush will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014 at St. Edward Church on Thompson Lane in Nashville, TN. Interment of ashes will be in Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, IA.

A memorial service has been established for the Des Moines County Humane Society.

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Published in The Tennessean from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 2014
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