Jean Kelley Bush | 1925-2013

Published Saturday, November 9, 2013

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Jean Kelley Bush

Jean Kelley Bush, 88, of Bridgeport, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Fort Worth.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at The Father’s House, on U.S. 380 between Bridgeport and Decatur, with Pastor Kevin Casey officiating.

Burial will be at East Bridgeport Cemetery under the direction of Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Pallbearers are Bill Brimmer, Mike Baker, Colter Henderson, David Bush, Henry Patton, Jake Baker and Adam Broughton.

Jean was born Jan. 1, 1925, in Kelleyville, Okla., to John Henry and Dicey Bethana (Hammond) Kelley. She was a self-employed bookkeeper and income tax preparer.

She married Melvin Bush of Chickasha, Okla., in New Orleans, La., Oct. 19, 1946, and had lived in the Bridgeport area since 1947. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport before becoming a member of The Father’s House.

She served on the Bridgeport Woman’s Club, Lake Bridgeport City Council and the Tarrant County Water Board.

She is survived by sons Bill Bush and wife, Erlynne, of St. Louis, and Johnny Bush and wife, Susan, of Fort Worth; daughter Melva Henderson and husband, Carl, of Bridgeport; grandchildren Colter Henderson of Lubbock, David Bush of St. Louis, Lauren and Pat King of St. Louis, Carly and Henry Patton of Grand Prairie, Casey and Jake Baker of Chesapeake, Va., and Kelley and Adam Broughton of Fort Worth; and great-grandchildren Xander King, Trevor and Berkley Patton, and Elia Broughton.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers Irvin Kelley of Jackson, Miss., and Floyd Kelley and Earl Kelley, both of California; sisters Maurine Meredith of West Monroe, La., and Marian Klepzig of Lake Charles, La.

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