Florence Roe “Pokie” Wilson Bush, died on Saturday, June 9, 2012.
She was born in Pineville on December 25, 1918, the fifth of six children of the late Dr. Edward S. and Ella Tyree Wilson. Florence was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pineville. She was a graduate of Georgetown College and received her master’s degree from Union College.
Mrs. Bush had been a teacher at the Bell County School System and had retired from Pineville Independent School System after over 25 years of teaching. She served on the Pineville Library Board for many years, was a member of the DAR, and was known locally for her wonderful poems and her painting.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Bush; brothers and sisters, Gypsy V. (Charles) Spradley, Edward S. (Martha) Wilson, MD, Tyree (Kay) Wilson, Marion (Gerry) Wilson and Ella Rae (Victor) Coleman.
Survivors include her children, F. Howard Jr. (Marilyn) Bush, Harry C. (Louise) Bush and Deborah W. (Joe) Fritsch; grandchildren, Tyree (Eric) Toohey, Alison (Eric) Davis, Takken (Stephanie) Bush, Andrew (Julie) Fritsch and Joshua Bush; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the First Baptist Church of Pineville with the Rev. Ron Howard presiding. Music will be by Barbara Grace and Ginny Fraley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gerry Roan, Barbara Ann Grace, Dink Helton, Rosemary Combs, Evylene Goodin, Betty Golden, Carolyn and Wayne Bishop.
At her request, Mrs. Bush was cremated at the Arnett & Steele Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Pineville.
Donations are suggested to First Baptist Church, 405 W. Kentucky Ave., Pineville, KY 40977, Pineville Public Library, 214 S. Walnut, Pineville, KY 40977 or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, KY 40504.
The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Pineville.
Arnett & Steele Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Pineville, is honored to serve the Bush Family. Light a virtual candle or sign the guest register at www.arnettsteele.com.