Betty Jean (Wolford) Bush

SALEM- Betty Jean (Wolford) Bush, 80, of Salem and Lakeland, Fla., (formerly of Greenford) died early Thursday morning at Wedgewood Health Care Center in Lakeland.

She was born on March 16, 1934 in Salem, daughter of the late John M. and Elsie (Mullett) Wolford.

She was a resident of the Greenford/Salem area all her life. She lived on Middletown Road in Greenford for 40 years and was a graduate of Greenford High School in 1952 and an active member of the Greenford Lutheran Church. She and her husband Raymond have lived a very active life and made sure others were receiving the love and care they needed. They were foster parents for over 25 years, raising 30 foster children. They also owned and operated three restaurants, Ye Olde Coffee Cup, Bush Family Restaurant and the Patio Restaurant in the area. Betty also worked as a seamstress at Peggy’s Bridal in Greenford.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Raymond LeRoy Bush, whom she married June 12, 1955; their children, Constance Marie Bush of Erie, Pa., Steven Arthur (Jeanette) Bush of Urbana, Ohio, Timothy Ray (Julia) Bush of Henderson, Nev., and Nicholas Noah (Nicole) Bush of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; siblings, Richard (Marian) Wolford of Salem, Shirley Valadez of Salem, Glenn Wolford of Canfield, Margaret (Tom) Menning of Salem and Virginia (Gary) Slaven of Salem; and eight grandchildren, Clayton Kellner, Christopher Fisher, Kelly and Ian Bush, Korina and Elise Bush, Jordan Kriegel and Henry Bush.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Tamara Sue Bush, and a brother, Leonard Wolford, who both died in infancy.

A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. The funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Greenford Lutheran Church with the Rev. Bill Wilkens officiating. The burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Greenford. Memorial donations to be made to the Greenford Lutheran Church for music needs in the church.

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Betty Jean (Wolford) Bush

SALEM – Betty Jean (Wolford) Bush, 80, of Lakeland, Fla., and Salem (formerly of Canfield), died early Thursday morning at Wedgewood Health Care Center in Lakeland. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.

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