Obituary of Irma M. Bush
Irma Marie Bush, 72, resident of Richland, died on December 5, 2021, at her home with her family by her side. Irma was born September 21, 1949, in Westdale, NY to Leonard and Janna Whaley. She grew up in Westdale with her siblings Thelma Graham of Liberty Center, Ohio, and Leonard Whaley, deceased. Irma graduated from Camden High School and then moved to Richland, NY where she raised her family and resided for her adult life. Irma was employed by Douglaston Manor in Pulaski for 18 years.
Her interests included gardening, bird watching, camping, and drawing and spending time around the table playing board games with her family, Scrabble was a favorite. Irma also loved hosting card tournaments in her home with many friends, family, food, and laughter. She was a member of the Northern Blue Jay’s Bike Club and the Boylston Snowmobile Club. Irma was also a lifetime member of the Half-Shire Historical Society in Richland.
She leaves behind her husband, Terry J. Bush, her children; Eric Gilbert, Ryan Gilbert, and Tonya Calley and her stepchildren Terry J. Bush II, Tom Bush, Tim Bush and Todd Bush, as well as 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She loved fiercely and deeply, and we take comfort in knowing that Irma is now at peace surrounded by light.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Half-Shire Historical Society of Richland, NY at www.halfshire.org. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.