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M. Irene (Wayman) Bush

January 17, 1928 ~ August 19, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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M. Irene Bush

Of Afton

M. Irene Bush, 95, of Afton died Sat. Aug. 19, 2023 at the home of her daughter in Wake Forest, NC, where she was residing.   Her husband, Donald N. Bush; her parents, Charles & Eva Straka Wayman; her sister, Marge Sands; brother, Bobby Wayman; niece, Linda Sands; and sister-in-law, Darla Wayman all preceded her in death.

Surviving family members include: her brother D. James Wayman, Afton, her daughter & son-in-law, Deb & Joe Morek, Wake Forest, NC; son, Donald J. Bush, Blanchard, ID; grandchild: Christy (Joe) LoPreste, Karyn Norton (Richard Adams), Casey (Jeremy) Perez, Donnie (Laurn) Bush, Peggy (Erik) Blomberg, and Jessica Morek; and seven great-great children.

Irene was born and lived most of her life in Afton.  She was a member of the Afton Presbyterian church where she loved to support bake sales and soup suppers.  She ran a beauty shop out of her “little red house” for about 30 years.  Irene was known to treat customers to fresh baked goodies or even a whiskey sour while sitting under the dryer.  She never wanted to look or feel old.  So, she kept her “red” hair until the day she passed and was rarely without her red lipstick, even if just walking to the mailbox!

She was an avid Yankees fan, able to tell you team and players statics if you quizzed her.  If the Yankees weren’t playing her second favorite MLB team would be the Braves.  The year the Yankees and the Braves were in the World Series was a stressful series as she was in a win-win situation despite really pulling for her Yankees!

Irene loved her family and cherished the friendships of her neighbors.  She often cooked favorite meals and baked goods to share with those who were sick or needed a little lift in spirits.  She had a big heart.

Her family will miss her dearly.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in memory of Irene be made to:

Afton Fire Department 15 Spring Street Afton, NY 13730 of Glenwood Cemetery Association POB 14 Afton, NY 13730 or Alzheimer's Association POB 97394 Washington DC 20077-7967

On Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, between noon and 1:00 pm, the family will receive friends at Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home at 69-71 Maple St. Harpursville.   A memorial service officiated by Joyce Beesmer will begin at 1:00 pm and burial will follow at Glenwood cemetery in Afton.

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September 1, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home
69-71 Maple St
Harpursville, NY 13787

Memorial Service
September 1, 2023

1:00 PM
Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home
69-71 Maple St
Harpursville, NY 13787


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