NEW MADISON - Emma Catherine Bussey, age 92, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away at 9:13 p.m. Dec. 2, 2012, at her residence.
Emma was born Sept. 11, 1920, in Darke County, Ohio and the daughter of the late Charles and Esther (Wenrick) Garber.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Old German Baptist Brethren Church-Palestine District. Emma loved her family, bird watching, knitting, and quilting and was an excellent cook.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Keith Eldon Bussey Sr,. Jan. 2, 2002; granddaughter Julia Elaine Bussey 1977; grandson Bradley King 1977; great-grandson Damon Bower 1988; great-granddaughter Hazel Joy Van Lieu 2009; one brother and three sisters.
Emma is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Keith E. and Lucille Bussey Jr., and Denny and Cathy Bussey, all of Greenville; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Calvin Barnhart of Pratt, Kan., Becky and Philip King of Greenville, Kathy and George Clifton of New Madison and Vickie and Philip Miller of Bradford. There are 25 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the Old German Baptist Brethren Church-Palestine District with the Home Brethren officiating. Burial will follow in the Miller Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Darke County. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com