Helen Bushong, 93, of Keithsburg, Illinois died Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Genesis Senior Living-Aledo. Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 1 st at Keithsburg First Christian Church. Burial will be in Greenmound Cemetery, Keithsburg. Visitation is Thursday, April 30 th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the church. Memorials may be left for Genesis Senior Living-Aledo or First Christian Church. Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is assisting the family.
Helen was born April 19, 1922 in Monmouth, Illinois a daughter of William and Jessie Needham Watts. She was raised in Keithsburg and attended Keithsburg Schools. On November 17, 1964, she married Julius “Blackie” Bushong in Keithsburg. He died Sept. 26, 2000. They owned and operated the Hi-Way Tap & Café in Keithsburg for 25 years. The Bushong’s made many friends over the years. Helen loved her family dearly and enjoyed being with them, especially on holidays.
Survivors include her children: Janet (Earl) Smith, Aledo and Dennis (Pat) Diehl, San Antonio, TX; grandchildren: Jeff (Judy) Smith, Rodney (Kim) Smith, Steve (Marnie) Diehl, John (Liza) Diehl and Delena (Eric) Buenaflor; great grandchildren: Meridith, Alison, Cheyne, Aryn, Tyler, Ericka, Justin and Lauren; great great grandchildren: Parker, Griffin, Noah, Caitlynn, Layne and Hayden and sister: Dorothy Bliss, North Carolina.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 5 sisters and 4 brothers.
Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.