Ernestine L. Bush

Ernestine Bush

Ernestine L. Bush, age 96 formerly of Ashtabula, passed away at the Villa at the Lake in Conneaut. She was born January 14, 1920 in Conneaut, the daughter of Wilmer & Clara (Braden) Groff.

She worked as head nurse in the new born nursery at Ashtabula County Medical Center for over 20 years. She was proud member of St. Peters Episcopal Church in Ashtabula. She was a member of the Ohio Nurses Association, Ashtabula General Nurses Association, St. Elizabeth Chapter & Altar Guild at St. Peters Episcopal Church. She enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Austinburg Garden Club. She was also affiliated with Habitat for Humanity for many years.
Surviving her are her two children, Robert A. (Lallita) Bush of Columbia, SC, Nancy J. Gassler of The Villages, FL; sister, Mary M. Russell of Jefferson; grandchildren, Mark A. (Denise) Bush of Ridgeway, SC, Kelly L. (Tim) Burkett of New Waverly,TX; great grandchildren Justin and Nathan Bush of Ridgeway, SC. and many loving nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Anthony “Tony” Adam Bush in 1997 and a brother Richard Groff.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 5:30 P. M. at St. Peters Episcopal Church, 4901 E. Main Ave., Ashtabula, with Fr. Peter Nielsen officiating.
Visitation will take place Monday at the church starting at 4:00 P. M. prior to the service. Contributions can be directed to Living Memorial Fund, St. Peters Episcopal Church, 4901 E. Main Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004 or Hospice of the Western, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004. The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson are honored to serve the Ernestine L. Bush family. Guestbook, light a candle and obituary can be found at

Rev. Peter W. Nielsen III – Priest in Charge