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Milruth Busby


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Milruth Busby Obituary
Milly Busby died in Estes Park, CO on June 20, 2017 at 90 years of age. Milruth Unruh was born to Albert and Hilda (Weinbrenner) Unruh on May 28, 1927 in Hillsboro, KS. In 1945 Milly graduated from high school in Hutchinson, KS and continued her education at Kansas State University earning a BS from the School of Arts and Sciences. After college, Milly worked for Hallmark designing greeting cards and paper goods. She married Charles "Sam" Busby on October 29, 1950 at the Trinity Methodist Church in Hutchinson, KS. During their 52 years of marriage they lived in Garnett and Olathe Kansas before retiring in Estes Park. Milly taught art at Kansas State University for 11 years and served on the Kansas State Art Center Foundation. As a freelance artist, Milly designed the official seal for the city of Garnett and the letterhead for stationary used by the City Manager and other officials. She designed a pewter plate for the bicentennial celebration held in Olathe, Kansas in 1976 and enjoyed 10 fulfilling years as a designer for an interior design store in Olathe. In recent years she designed and sewed quilt blocks used by the Community Prayer Quilters of Estes Park as fundraisers. Milly's watercolors appealed to many. Her paintings will continue to change the feeling of a room, start a conversation or keep the memory of a time or place alive for years to come. Milly is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Sam. She is survived by her sons Chuck (Kathy) Busby of Westminster, CO, Steven (Shelly) Busby of Castle Rock, CO, Tom (Karol) Busby of Loveland, CO, 5 grandchildren, a great grand-daughter and her sister Marilyn (Don) Kile of Emporia, KS. A memorial service will be held at Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies on July 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Prospect Park Living Center, the Community Prayer Quilters of Estes Park or the Rocky Mountain Nature Conservancy, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517. Visit www.allnutt.com to leave a message for Milly's family.
Published in Estes Park Trail-Gazette on June 30, 2017
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