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Joan L. Bush

Date of Death: January 25, 2022
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Burnt Factory United Methodist Church
1943 Jordan Springs Road
Stephenson, VA 22656
Thursday 2/3, 1:00 pm

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Burnt Factory United Methodist Church

1943 Jordan Springs Rd.

Stephenson, VA 22656

Joan L. Bush, 90, of Winchester, VA, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2022 at The Willows at Meadow Branch.  She was born December 28, 1931 in Winchester, VA the daughter of the late Clinton Landacre and Opal Kidwell Ritter (Lewis). Joan was a graduate of John Handley High School, Class of 1949 and wasContinue Reading

Jennifer and Jeremy Greer left a message on April 1, 2022:
Joan is loved dearly by our family. She was our beloved neighbor for 12 years. We continued to write after we moved and she will forever be in our thoughts and prayers. You are a blessed soul and we look forward to the day we meet again in heaven. God bless you Joan.
Ron and Hope Bucher left a message on February 8, 2022:
I (the younger of Donald's nephews) lived in the Bush extended-family home on Clifford Street until I was four. There Donald (not yet married to Joan) introduced me to toy trains, which became my life-long hobby, and Joan read the Sunday funnies to my brother and me. The Bush family tradition included two summer picnics - one celebrating the father's birthday and the other, the mother's by visiting her relatives in Loudoun County. After Joan and Donald built their lovely home on Custer Avenue, it became the ideal place not only for these picnics but also for groups in which Joan and Donald were involved. The two of them were gracious and generous hosts. Over the years, Joan and Donald continually improved their home and land creating a welcoming retreat for family and friends. When I was in college, during school breaks I would visit them several evenings. Later, I had a family of my own; my wife (Hope), a warm, vivacious girl, and son (Danny), a clever, curious little fellow with a winning personality; each were instantly drawn to Joan and Donald and vise-versa and became part of the extended family. Donald was our choice for usher at the wedding in NY; Joan, a talented and excellent seamstress, made a beautiful blanket for Danny when he was born. Visiting Aunt Jo and Uncle Donald was always a high point for all of us during our vacations in Winchester. Reasons: - weekend trailer camping (with abundant snacks) for Danny and Sarah-Beth when they were young; - large family picnics where Joan prepared a number of the family's favorite dishes and Donald welcomed and engaged each guest with his always present cheer and conversation; - our evening parties were always a delight; we all shared stories and laughter and enjoyed Donald's special drinks; - and so much more When Donald passed, our visits with Joan were helpful to relax, catch up, and reminisce about the past. On our last visit, Joan embraced our one year old granddaughter. We will miss Joan and Donald; our lives were greatly enriched by them. We send our sincere condolences to Pam and Brian and to Don and Teresa.
Anne Heithaus left a message on February 5, 2022:
You are missed by us everyday I can’t look across the street and not think of our long chats together xo
George W Glaize left a message on February 3, 2022:
In memory of Joan L. Bush, George W Glaize lit a candle
Joey Badgett-Gonzalez left a message on February 3, 2022:
Donnie, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
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Berks and Laura Costello left a message on February 3, 2022:
We have beautiful memories of Joan! She was always the bright spot at the family gatherings at Donnie and Teresa’s house❤️ She will be missed by everyone that was blessed enough to know her?? Love, Berk, Laura, Chelsea, and Taylor
Amelia Michon Hall left a message on February 1, 2022:
Pam & Donnie...Rob shared with me about the passing of your mom. I am saddened for your loss but I know she must be rejoicing being reunited with your father. I have fond memories of your mom! You both and your families are in my hearts and prayers. Amelia
Belinda Heflin left a message on January 31, 2022:
Joan was a very special lady ! I enjoyed our friendship very much. Donnie , Pam and family I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies . She will be greatly missed !! Belinda Heflin
Carrie Virts ‘Slonaker’ left a message on January 30, 2022:
Prayers for the family, Mrs.Bush and her spunkiness will most definitely be missed!!
Jennifer Carper left a message on January 29, 2022:
Joan and her family were such dear friends with my in laws and husband. My deepest sympathy to Pam and Donnie and your families. Blessings to all of you, Jennifer Carper
Dixie Orrison left a message on January 29, 2022:
Donnie and Teresa, thinking of you and your family. Wishing you comfort and support of family and friends. With my condolences,Dixie
Anne Heithaus left a message on January 28, 2022:
In memory of Joan L. Bush, Anne Heithaus lit a candle
Anne Heithaus left a message on January 28, 2022:
Bush Family My husband and I live across the street from your amazing mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Amazing she was , I had only know my friend Joan for 5 years Since I moved from New York … she was such a lovely lady and I feel honored to have know her. My husband was her personal garbage man and they would talk for hours before he left the driveway and after Harvey (my dog) and I finished our walk we could spend hours talking while Harvey just laid at her feet . She will be truly missed by Augie and I and even Harvey . I will miss her stories about her family and friends She is now happy with her darling Donald RIP my friend ?
Michael Alexicko left a message on January 27, 2022:
I will always remember "Aunt Jo", happy, gracious, and genuine. Her house was always open and all were welcomed. May she rest in peace. Michael Alexicko and Family.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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