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JoAnn May (Adnson) Bush
January 31, 1933 ~ October 16, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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JoAnn May Adnson Bush passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving children on October 16, 2023. She was born on January 31, 1933 in South Bend, IN to Earl and Georgianna (Fritzen) Adnson, both of whom preceded her in death. On January 9, 1954, at the Community Church in New Carlisle, IN, she married the love of her life and husband of sixty-three years, Frank Bush III, who has preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her son Matt Bush, her son-in-law Jon Schaefer, her brother Earl (late Betty) Adnson, and her sister Cleo (late Richard) Kaminski. JoAnn is survived by herchildren: Tracie (Jim) Bunton of Valparaiso, David (Annette) Bush of Valparaiso, Evanna (late Jon) Schaefer of Chesterton, Cindy (Bob) Lowther of Chesterton, and Nate (Tanya) Bush of Chesterton, daughter-in-law Janet(late Matt) Bush of Valparaiso, her siblings Verna (late William) Rehlander of LaPorte, IN,Leon (Judy) Adnson of New Carlisle, IN, sister-in-law Barbara Bush Hall, 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. JoAnn was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Chesterton where she served several volunteer roles. She was the proud wife of a military veteran. JoAnn was a homemaker and also worked several years at the local telephone company and at American Home Foods in LaPorte. After relocating to the Chesterton area, she enjoyed working alongside her husband at the family business, Great Oaks Nursery. She had a deep affinity for the outdoors and loved to garden, take walks, or simply sit on the front porch and tell stories with family and friends. JoAnn was an old movie, book, and antique enthusiast. Joey, as she was also known, enjoyed cooking, and canning as well. Some of the Christmas cookie bakeoffs and canning sessions were legendary. She enjoyed family gatherings of all kinds, including the occasional card game where she coined the phrase “faint heart never won fair maiden”. JoAnn, most of all, was a caring mother and devoted wife that provided the blueprint for the type of people her children continue to strive to become. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 27, 2023, from 10 a.m. until 11:45a.m. (Central Time) at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2050 W 1100 N, Chesterton, IN with Pastor Ruth Popkin officiating. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 27, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. (Central Time) at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. A burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery. There will be a luncheon at the church immediately following the burial. Memorial donations may be given to the VNA Hospice Center, 2404 Valparaiso Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383 or to Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Arrangements are under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN. Memories may be shared at: www.whitelovefuneralhome.com.