Mable K Bushong

1928 - 2020

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Mable K. Bushong, 92, of Findlay, passed away at 6:05 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2020, at The Heritage, Findlay. She was born on May 5, 1928, in Hancock County to the late Harry and Hazel (Muirheid) Briggs. She married Kenneth L. Bushong on October 12, 1947, and he preceded her in death in 2006. Mable is survived by her son, Gary (Dawn) Bushong of Findlay; daughter, Linda (Richard) Short of Findlay; brother, Harry Briggs of Findlay; grandchildren: Melanie Ferguson, Megan Lyon, Bethany Asel and Kelly Kifer; and great-grandchildren: Allyson Kifer, Ethan Ferguson, Leah Asel, Emma Ferguson, Tyler Asel, Kenneth Lyon and Sawyer Lyon. She was also preceded in death by brothers: Albert and Robert Briggs; and sister, Helen Basinger. Mable retired from Findlay City Schools, where she worked in the Glenwood Junior High cafeteria. She was a lifetime member of Powell United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Ladies Aid Society. A private family graveside service will be held in Knollcrest Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Patient Services and/or American Heart Association and/or donor' choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

Service Information

  • Private Graveside Service:

    Tuesday, October 13th 2020 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    Knollcrest Gardens Cemetery [Map]
    18085 SR 12
    Arcadia, Ohio 44804

  • Final Resting Place:

    Knollcrest Gardens [Map]
    18085 S.R. 12
    Arcadia, OH 44804

  • Contributions:

    Cancer Patient Services
    1800 N. Blanchard Street Suite #120
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

    American Heart Association -
    4331 Keystone Dr., Ste D
    Maumee, Ohio 43537

    Donors Choice


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To : Family of Kate Bushong
Date :Monday, October 12th 2020
From : Jill Core Harmon
Loved your mom! My fondest memories are of her and my Grandma Core (Elsie) in the kitchen at Powell passing out cookies and kool-aid at VBS. Even when I visited Dale Tuttle at the Heritage, she would visit with me too. Wonderful lady!

To : Katies family
Date :Friday, October 9th 2020
From : Denise Keeran
I was blessed to meet Katie when I visited my mother and we formed a friendship over the last several years. She was a very sweet lady. Deepest sympathy to her family. (Mary Ewing’s daughter)

To : Linda and Gary and Dawn
Date :Saturday, October 10th 2020
From : Nancy Billmaier Jakubiec
Linda, Gary & Dawn
I am so sorry. Your Mom was so sweet and together with your Dad they made a great Katie & Kenny Team. I have some wonderful memories of my parents and your parents together that I will always cherish. I will keep you all in my thoughts & prayers.
love & prayers Nancy J.

To : Gary and Linda and your families
Date :Monday, October 12th 2020
From : Deb Core
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a great lady. I have so many memories of your mom - at Powell Church. Whether we were mashing potatoes or washing dishes at the church suppers, or spring cleaning the church your mom was the best. Oh and her cookies...need I say more! They were the absolute best. My heart breaks for you and your extended families, but she is no longer an angel here on earth, but an angel in heaven once again walking hand in hand with your dad. Hugs all around and prayers of comfort... Deb

To : Bethany and family
Date :Monday, October 12th 2020
From : Jill Russell Schroeder
I am so sorry for your loss! I so loved being around Grandma! She was such a wonderful grandma and I have fond memories of playing at the house on Greenacre or seeing her at Glenwood in the cafeteria. Prayers for all of you!

To : The family of Katy Bushong
Date :Tuesday, October 13th 2020
From : Karen Cramer
What a lovely, caring women Katy was. I was sorry to see that she had passed. In the years that Rex and I went to Powell Memorial Church your parent were always the couple to be strong people to structure our lives in guidance. Your family was very dear to us and what a loss for each of you. Katy was always the one to send cards for what ever was going on in our lives. Birthdays or get well cards for Lori and Doug.
The years have gone by and even though I now have great-grandchildren and Rex too has passed I remember how important your parents were to us. You must have wonderful memories of them and I hope you can lean on these during the sad times as you go through your grief process.

I visited a very dear friend for several years at The Heritage and when I would pass the home your parents lived in I always hoped all was well there. Not knowing how long Katy had been at the nursing home I hope she was not there when I made my visits. My friend has been gone for four years now.

What a glorious reunion your parents had in heaven when she arrived and Rex would have joined in.

God's blessings to each of you.
In Christian love,
Karen Cramer

To : Gary Linda and your entire family
Date :Tuesday, October 13th 2020
From : Terry Stephanie Badertscher
Our deepest sympathy to your entire family on the loss of your loved one. Stay strong and safe as this time is difficult. Our thoughts and prayers to all.
Terry and Steph Badertscher

To : Gary Linda Bethany Kelly
Date :Tuesday, October 13th 2020
From : Bruce and Charlene Bushong Hankinson
Sending condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. May God give you comfort and peace.

To : Linda short
Date :Tuesday, October 13th 2020
From : Kurt Eileen Witter
So sorry for your lose I remember the days when your mom and dad would come over to the backyard fence to see our kids and just to talk. They were so nice people.

To : linda Gary and Dawn
Date :Tuesday, October 20th 2020
From : Ron and June Eier
As newlyweds in 1967, we were blessed with wonderful neighbors especially Katie and Kenneth. Good memories with all of you. She is now at peace. You have our deepest sympathy. Ron and June