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Catherine Bush


January 17, 2017

Aug. 3, 1915-Jan. 11, 2017

Catherine Virginia Bush, 101, of Sweet Home died Jan. 11 2017, in Eugene from the effects of old age.

Mrs. Bus was born Aug. 3, 1915 in Farina, Ill., to Edward and Alice (Metzger) Kramer at the family farm in LaClede Township, Fayette County, Ill. She was the second of eight children.

She completed 11 years of education.

She married Carl Alwert in August 1933 in Edgewood, Ill. He died June 7, 1957 in Sweet Home.

She later married Joe Bush.

Mrs. Bush was a clerk at Sweet Home Thriftway for many years at the old and new stores.

She is survived by son Bill Alwert of Kodiak, Alaska; daughter-in-law Shirley Alwert of Portland; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Bush was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Al-wert and Joe Bush; son Gene Alwert; and daughter-in-law Jeanie Alwert.

Viewing and Rosary will be at 8 a.m. Wednesday Jan. 18, at St. Helen Catholic Church in Sweet Home. Funeral Mass will follow at 8:30 a.m. Committal service will be 10:30 a.m. at Gilliland Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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