Ethel M. Bush

VOL­UN­TEER

The Washington Post Sunday - - OBITUARIES - — Bart Barnes

Ethel M. Bush, 97, a vol­un­teer at Pine Crest Ele­men­tary School in Sil­ver Spring and a 4-H leader in Howard County, died Dec. 17 at her daugh­ter’s home in Glas­gow, in south­west­ern Vir­ginia. She had com­pli­ca­tions from heart disease and a stroke.

Her fam­ily con­firmed the death.

Ethel Mil­dred Klinger was born in Ne­wark. She served in the Women’s Army Corps in Europe dur­ing World War II and then set­tled in the Washington area.

She lived for many years in Clarksville, in Howard County, and made cos­tumes for chil­dren’s bal­let per­for­mances. In 1985, she moved to Lex­ing­ton, Va., and she moved in with her daugh­ter last year.

Mrs. Bush was a former singer with the Sweet Ade­lines, a women’s bar­ber­shop cho­rus.

Her hus­band, Ge­orge B. Bush, whom she mar­ried in 1945, died in 2011. Two of their sons have died, Ge­orge G. Bush in 1952 and Alan Bush in 1974.

Sur­vivors in­clude three chil­dren, Basira Harp­ster of Ship­man, Va., Wendy Duke of Glas­gow and David Bush of Fish­ersville, Va.; a grand­daugh­ter; and two great-grand­chil­dren.

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