Jim and Shirley Bush Birthday


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Posted Online: March 26, 2013, 12:34 pm
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Jim and Shirley Bush, of Coal Valley, will celebrate their 80th birthdays on March 21 and April 16. A family dinner at a later date has been planned.
Jim and Shirley were married 60 years on Sept. 20, 2012.
They are the parents of three children, Ronald Bush, of Raleigh, N.C.; Randy (Cindy) Bush, of East Moline; and Diana (Steve) Slininger, of Silvis. They also are the proud grandparents of six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Jim was employed at Modern Woodmen of America for 39 years. He retired in March 1995.Shirley retired from Hy-Vee Foods in March 1995.
They have been members of St. Ambrose Church in Milan since 1975.












 




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