Date of BirthNovember 02, 1926

Martha Bushong Obituary

Date of BirthNovember 02, 1926

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Date of DeathOctober 24, 2016

Martha Bushong Obituary

from New haven, Indiana, United States

ALBION — Martha (Tomlinson) Bushong, 88, of Albion passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at North Ridge Village Nursing Home in Albion. Mrs. Bushong was born on November 2, 1926, in Hillsdale County, Michigan, a daughter of Charles Mory and Mary (Tucker) Wilkins. She spent her formative years in Churubusco, and graduated from Churubusco High School on April 24, 1944. She was married to John C. Tomlinson on May 1, 1946, in Churubusco. He preceded her in death on March 2, 1983. On November 2, 1985, she was married in Albion to Harold Bushong, and moved from Rome City to Albion. She was employed at GTE for 10 years, and retired from N.E. Indiana Title, Albion. Mrs. Bushong was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel Church and attended Rehoboth Community Missionary Church. The surviving relatives include her husband, Harold Bushong of Albion; three sons, Steve (Diane) Tomlinson of New Haven, John (Wendy) Tomlinson of Fort Wayne, and James (Susan) Tomlinson of Nolensville, Tennessee; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and first husband, she was preceded in death by her son, David Tomlinson; four sisters, Lenna Ferguson, Fannie Whittaker, Elma Garrison, and Edna Addis; and two brothers, Frank Wilkins and Dawson Wilkins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Merriam Christian Chapel Church, with Pastor Jon Stoltzfus, officiating. The family will receive friends at the Merriam Christian Chapel Church from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, or one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam. For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Merriam Christian Chapel Church or Rehoboth Community Missionary Church. Sheets and Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco is in charge of arrangements. To leave an online condolence for the family, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net.

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