Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Bush


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday December 26, 1998
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Wilhelmina "Billie" Bush, 83, Shelbyville, died Thursday.
Born November 24, 1915, in Shelbyville, d/o  Clarence A. and  Gracie M. (Taylor) Ross.  Secretary at Allison Gas Turbine.
Survivors include two daughters, Judith A. Collins and  Christina M. Chabre, both of Shelbyville; a son, Clay M. Collins, Shelbyville; a sister, Sara Talkington, California; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.  Preceded in death by a brother.  Murphy-Parks Funeral Service.
Submitted by Barb Huff for John Ballard
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, November 20, 1998
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Melvin S. Bush, 80, Franklin, died Wednesday at Franklin United Methodist Community.
Born Nov. 21, 1917, in Indianapolis, s/o  Andrew Jackson  and  Edna Ruth (Swain) Bush
Married  Wilma I. (Barrows) Bush  in Indianapolis on Sept. 10, 1939.  She preceded him in death on Jan. 12, 1995.
Tooler for Herff-Jones, Indianapolis, for 44 years before retiring in 1981.
Member of Southport United Methodist Church, Southport Lodge No. 270, F.&A.M., and the Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen Runnebohm, Shelbyville, and  Kathie Weddle, Indianapolis; a brother, Gurney Bush, Indianapolis; a sister, Beverly Blakely, Livingston, Mont.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, Indianapolis, with Chaplain Anthony Schommer officiating.
Entombment:  Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.
Contributions may be made to the Melvin and Wilma Bush Fletcher Place Community Center Memorial Fund.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday August 19, 1998
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Helen A. Bush, 88, Fairland, died Tuesday.
Born January 19, 1910, in Shelby County, d/o  George A. and  Florence (Blakey) Hauk.  February 16, 1935, she married  Raymond O. Bush;  he died April 3, 1990.
Employee of the Monte Glove Co. and Shelby Manufacturing, a garment factory, both of Shelbyville.  Later employed by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Indianapolis, until her retirement in 1968.  Member of the Brandywine Township Extension Homemakers Club, Fairland Study Club and the Fairland Christian Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Don (Diane) Meier, Elizabethtown, and  Mrs. Steven (Janness) Smith, London; one brother, Ray Hauk, Fairland; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  Preceded in death by one daughter and one grandson.  Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home.  Rev. Wilbur Harvey officiating.  Burial Fairland Cemetery.  Memorial contributions Fairland Christian Church or the American Leukemia Society.
Submitted by Barb Huff for John Ballard
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Greensburg  Daily  News
Greensburg, Decatur Co, IN
Saturday, September 1, 1979
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Kenneth G. Bush, Westport, died Friday evening at his residence of injuries suffered while mowing the lawn.
Mr. Bush was born March 5, 1912, in Fairland in Shelby county, s/o  Willis Green  and  Myrtle Cox Bush.  Reared in Shelby county near Fairland and graduated from Fairland High school.  Resided at his present address since 1952.  Retired employee of Muscatatuck State Hospital and a retired farmer.
First married to  Wilhelmina Ross  in 1934.  Married to  Faye Badgley  May 14, 1949, and she preceded him in death September 26, 1971.  Later married  Janetta Brougher  November 21, 1975 and she survives, R.R.1, Westport.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Russell (Judith) Uphaus, R.R.4, Batesville; five step-children;  Stephen Ronsheim, Millhousen,  Mrs. Arthur (Sandra) Smith, Batesville,  Phillip Hyden, Commiskey and  Clyde and Wesley Hyden, North Vernon; six grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Raymond Bush, Fairland; and one half-brother, Myron Abernathay, Charleston.  He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.
Bass Funeral Home in Westport with burial in the Rock Creek Cemetery, east of Westport.
Submitted by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


An  Unidentified  Newspaper
June, 1951
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SERVICES ARE SET FOR BABY
CRUSHED UNDER CAR WHEELS
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GREENFIELD, JUNE 20 - A grief - stricken family today arranged funeral services for 18 - month - old  Doris Jean Bush, who was crushed to death yesterday when run over by a car driven by her grandfather,  Theodore Bush.  Mr Bush said he did not see the child when she crawled into the path of his car as he was pulling into the garage at the Bush home one mile west of Fountaintown on US 52.  Doris Jean, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs Edgar Bush,  had been playing with a group of other small children in the yard.  Services will be at 10 AM tomorrow in the L V Hawkins Funeral Home in Morristown. Burial will be in a cemetery near New Palestine [Cunningham Cemetery].
Contributed by Marlena of the Franklin Township [Marion County, Indiana] Historical Society


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, November 5, 1942
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W. GREEN  BUSH,  AGE 70,  PASSES
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          W. Green Bush, age seventy years, former county commissioner and trustee of Brandywine township, was found dead in his automobile at his home north of Fairland, Wednesday morning at 11:00 o'clock.
          He had driven to the back of his farm and returned to the barn where the body was found by a neighbor, Bert Hauk.  Death was due to a heart attack and had apparently occurred at about 8:00 o'clock.
           Mr. Bush was born in Brandywine township on October 5, 1872, the son of John O. and Climine (Cartmel) Bush.  In 1893 he was married to Gertrude Ensminger, who later died. Two children born to this union are deceased.  He was married to Myrtle Cox Abernathy in 1904, and she preceded him in death in 1934.  Three sons were born to the couple, two surviving.  They are Raymond, of this city, and Kenneth, of Fairland. The other son, Robert, died in 1941.  His third wife, Cora Surpas, whom he married in 1939, survives. Also surviving are four step-children, Albert Surpas and Mrs. Josephine Brunner, of Anderson; Mrs. Fay VanCleave, of Indianapolis, and Myron Abernathy, of Utah.  There are two grandchildren, and a half-brother and a half-sister, Harry Bush, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Anna Fields, of Fairland.
           Mr. Bush was a member of the Fairland Christian Church.  He was a lifelong resident of Brandywine township and served as its trustee from 1922 to 1926. He held the office of county commissioner from 1927 to 1933.  Funeral services will be held at the late home Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. L. R. S. Riley officiating.  Burial will be made in the Fairland Cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, April 20, 1942
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HEART  ATTACK  PROVES  FATAL
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          Mrs. Anna E. Bush, 68, life-long resident of Shelby county, died suddenly at 5:15 Saturday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Moore, of Hendricks township.  She had been ill for three days and died of a heart attack.
           She was born August 5, 1874, in Shelby county, the daughter of Madison and Salina (Grawby) Parson. She married Charles H. Bush on January 9, 1895.  He preceded her in death on May 10, 1941.  She was a member of the Brandywine Methodist church. Surviving are nine children:  Mrs. William Moore, of Hendricks township; Mrs. Oral Thompson, of Shelbyville; Mrs. Elbert Brown, of Shelbyville; Mrs. Joseph Beaver, of Hendricks township; Mrs. J. D. Padrick, of Acton; Mrs. Kuhn Nigh, of Sugar Creek township and Ernest Bush, of Brandywine township; one brother, Andrew Parson, of Joplin, Missouri, and fourteen grandchildren.
          The body has been moved to the home of Mrs. Kuhn Nigh, three miles north of Fairland, where friends may call anytime before the hour of the service.  Last rites to be held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Brandywine Methodist church.  The Rev. C. O. Carnes, pastor of the church, will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Fairland cemetery, D. E. Carmony, funeral director in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday October 29, 1941
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ROBERT BUSH'S DEATH OCCURS
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          Robert H. Bush, age thirty-one, widely known young city business man, died at the W. S. Major hospital yesterday at 12:15 p.m. of peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix.  He was admitted to the hospital and underwent an operation Saturday morning.
          Mr. Bush, who resided at 1121 Elm Street, was born north of Fairland November 21, 1910, the son of  Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Bush.  His mother preceded him in death several years ago.
      For the past four years he had operated the Farmers' Feed and Supply Store in partnership with  Glen McNamara.  On October 18, 1936, he was married to  Miss Mary Talbert, of Morristown, who survives with the father, two brothers, Raymond, of this city, and  Kenneth, of Fairland.  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the home, in charge of Dr. J.W. McFall.  Burial will take place in Forest Hill Cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, November 5, 1941
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OBITUARY
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          Robert H. Bush, son of  W. G. and the late  Myrtle Bush, was born near Fairland, November 21, 1909 and departed this life October 28, 1941, aged 31 years, 11 months, and 7 days.  His mother preceded him in death several years ago.  When he was quite young he became affiliated with the Christian Church of Fairland.  On October 18, 1936 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Talbert, of Morristown.  He was a graduate of the Fairland High school.  He was of a genial disposition, easily made friends and retained them. He was one of the successful energetic young business men of Shelbyville, having for the past four years operated the Farmers Feed Store in partnership with Glen McNamara.  He is survived by the widow, the father and step-mother, two brothers, Raymond, of Shelbyville and  Kenneth of Fairland; one half-brother, Myron Abernathy, of Austin, Indiana, and a host of relatives and friends.
Submitted by Barb Huff for John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, May 12, 1941
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WORRY  IS  CAUSE
OF  SUICIDE  HERE
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Despondency Over Wife's Ill
Health Causes Act of
Charles H. Bush
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           Worry over the health of his wife who recently suffered a stroke of paralysis, is believed to have caused the suicide late Saturday night of  Charles H. Bush, Moral township farmer, whose lifeless body was found early Sunday morning hanging in the hay mow in the barn on his farm.  Mrs. Bush's condition is not considered serious.  The 70 year old man had talked with his wife at 10:00 o'clock Saturday night, and when she awakened at 12:00 o'clock, she asked for him again.  A search was instituted, when it was found that he wasn't in the house, which led to discovery of his body an hour later.  The deceased was born October 5, 1870, a son of  John Oliver and Matilda (Cartmill) Bush, and had lived all of his life in Shelby county.  He was aged 70 years, seven months and five days at the time of death.  On January 9, 1895, he was united in marriage to  Miss Anna E. Parsons  and became the father of nine children, seven of whom are living.  Children are  Ernest Bush, Moral township school teacher;  Mrs. William Moore  and  Mrs. Joseph Beaver, of Hendricks township;  Mrs. Orville Thompson and  Mrs. Elbert Brown, of Shelbyville;  Mrs. J. D. Padrick, of Acton, and  Mrs. Kuhn Nigh, of Sugar Creek township.  A brother,  W. H. Bush, of Brandywine township, a half-brother,  Harry Bush, of Indianapolis, and a half-sister,  Mrs. Anna Fields, of Fairland, survive together with thirteen grandchildren.  Mr. Bush was a member of the Brandywine Methodist church and of the Red Men and K. of P. Lodges of Shelbyville.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 at the Brandywine church, in charge of the Rev. C. O. Carnes, and burial will take place in the Fairland cemetery in charge of D. E. Carmony, Manilla funeral director.  Friends may call at any time.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, October 4, 1940
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MRS.  IDA  BUSH,  61,  DIES  HERE
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City Resident Passes Away at Home;
Son, four Sisters Survive
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           Mrs. Ida Bush, 61 years old, widow of  Willard Bush, died at 6:00 p.m. Thursday in her home, 102 Third street, after having been afflicted with heart disease for about two years.
          Mrs. Bush was born in Greene county, Indiana, May 16, 1878, a daughter of  John  and  Mary Hughes Kidd.  She came to Shelby county as a small child with her parents and had resided here since.  Her marriage to Mr. Bush, whose death occurred about twenty years ago, took place in 1895.
          A son, Earl Bush, of Richmond, Ind., survives in addition to two grandchildren, Frances Louise  and  William Everson Bush; four sisters, Mrs. Cora Morgason, of Indianapolis,  Mrs. Allie Williams, of Morristown;  Mrs. Stella Talbert  and  Mrs. Beatrice Smith, of Shelbyville, and two half-brothers,  Horace D. Farlow, of Rushville, and  Charles Ball, of Harvey, Ill.
        Mrs. Bush was a member of the Fairland Christian church.
          The funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday in the Charles M. Ewing funeral home.  The Rev. Josephine B. Huffer will officiate.  Interment will be in the Fairland cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ewing funeral home any time after 6:00 o'clock this evening.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday March 10, 1939
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G. R.  BUSH  DIES  NEAR  FAIRLAND
Was Well Known Resident of Brandywine Township
Dies at Age 72
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          George Robert Bush, 72, well known Shelby county farm land owner, dealer in livestock, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday at his home in Brandywine township, two and one-half miles northeast of Fairland, following an illness of three years.  Death was caused by complications.
          Born July 12, 1866 in Warrick county, the son of  Joseph Oliver and Clemina (Cartmel) Bush, the deceased had been a resident of the county all his life. He had resided at the late home for the past forty years.  At the time of death he was seventy-two years, seven months and twenty-three days old.  Mr. Bush was united in marriage to Miss Sarah J. Tucker March 3, 1889.  She preceded him in death in 1920.  To this union three children were born, two of whom survive.  They are Miss Mina M. Bush, at home, and Ed Bush, who lives near Fairland.  One child died in infancy.  On March 23, 1923 he was married to Mrs. Cox, who died in 1929. Survivors with the two children are two brothers, Charles H. Bush, of Moral township; W. G. Bush, of Brandywine township; one half-brother, Harry Bush, Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Clara Fisher, of Fairland; one half-sister, Mrs. Harry Fields, Fairland; one granddaughter, Mrs. Paul Sallee, Indianapolis; three step-children, Claude C. Cox, of this city; Alfred Cox, Detroit, and Mrs. Mabel Heath, of Seattle, Washington.  Mr. Bush was united with the Brandywine M. E. church in 1897 and was also a former member of the Red Man's lodge of this city.
          Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Brandywine church with the Rev. C. 0. Carnes, pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in the family lot at the Fairland cemetery, in charge of  O. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.  Friends may call at the late home.
Submitted by Barb Huff


Unnamed  Shelby Co., Newspaper
January 15, 1935
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CHARLES  A. BUSH
DIED  THIS  MORNING
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          Charles Albert Bush, 2M, s/o  Mr. & Mrs. Earnest Bush* died 9:30 a.m. today N. of Fairland; whooping cough 1 wk.  Surviving:  parents, brother John 2Y, sister Imogene 5Y, maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Silas Harrell**, paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bush***, all of Moral Twp.
Contributed and summarized by Mary Harrell Sesniak
*Earnest Ira Bush & Lucille Harrell 
**Silas Harrell & Emma D. Lee 
***Charles Hamilton Bush & Anna Elizabeth Parsons


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday November 14, 1934
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MRS. W. G. BUSH, ILL A YEAR, DIES
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Brandywine Township Resident
Passes Away At Age of 62;
Married 30 Years
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HUSBAND, 3 SONS SURVIVE
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          Mrs. Myrtle M. Bush, 52 years old, wife of  W. G. Bush, died at her home half a mile north of Fairland at 7:15 o'clock this morning, after having been ill for more than a year.
          Mrs. Bush was born December 19, 1881 in Brandywine township of Shelby county, a daughter of  William and Louisa Ritchey Cox.  On November 19, 1904, she was married to W. G. Bush.  Survivors, besides the husband, are:  three sons, Raymond, Robert and Kenneth Bush, all at home; another son by a former marriage, Myron Abernathy, of Austin, Indiana, four half-brothers, Jesse Smith of Shelbyville, Cleve Smith of Indianapolis, George Smith of Acton, and Russell Smith of Michigan City, Indiana; four half-sisters, Mrs. Pearl McClure of Shelbyville, Mrs. Bertha McGuire of Moral township; Miss Lora Smith of Indianapolis; and Mrs. Lillie Liggett of Fairland; and her step-father, John Smith, of Shelbyville.
          The funeral service will be conducted at the late home north of Fairland, and burial will be in the Fairland cemetery. Other funeral arrangements will be announced later by Charles M. Ewing.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The Shelbyville Republican
Wednesday, June 11, 1924
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WILLARD  BUSH
DIED  TUESDAY
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Death  Occurred  Few  Days  After
Admittance  to  Hospital  at  Madison
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HOLD  FUNERAL  THURSDAY
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          Willard Bush,  age sixty-two, of this city, formerly of Fairland, died Tuesday at the Southeastern Indiana hospital for the insane at Madison.  Mr. Bush was taken to the hospital only ....
          He was a native of Shelby county, having been born in Moral township January 11, 1862.  He was the son of  Mickelerry and  Prudence Bush.  Mr. Bush had lived in Fairland the greater part of his life.  He had taught school in that part of the county for several years and had been a rural route mail carrier out of the Fairland post office.  Mr. Bush had moved to Shelbyville only a short time before his illness.  He was a member of the Fairland Christian church, and was also a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge at Fairland.
          Mr. Bush leaves his widow,  Mrs. Ida Bush, of this city; one son,  Earl Bush, of Washington township; two grandchildren; one brother, Martin Bush, of near New Palestine; and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Pollard of Moral township, and  Mrs. Lucinda Stewart, of Shelbyville.
          Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock at the Fairland Christian church.  Burial will be made in the Fairland cemetery.
[Note:  The Shelby Democrat, same date, states he was married to  Miss Ida Kidd  in 1896.]
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, August 20, 1920
Page 1, column 3
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CIVIL  WAR  VETERAN
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          James  M.  Bush,  a soldier in the civil war, died Friday morning at the home of Mrs. Pitman, one mile east of St. Paul. His age was 78 years.  The cause of his death was heart disease.  He left three sons, William,  Mace  and  Lowe  Bush,  all of St. Paul. Mr. Bush served in Company E., Thirteenth Kentucky Infantry.  He lived in St. Paul and vicinity since 1872. The funeral will be conducted Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the home of Lowe Bush in St. Paul, the Rev. Samuel Nicely officiating.  Interment will be made in St. Paul cemetery, Mrs. Mary Tindall in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, August 11, 1904
Page 8, column 3
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          John Oliver Bush died at his residence in Moral township at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday of kidney trouble, aged 62 years, ten months and eight days.  He will be buried Thursday, August 11th.  Services will be held at the Brandywine M. E. church at 10 a.m.  The Rev. Mr. Chambers at Fairland, will officiate.  Funeral will leave the house at 9:30 a.m.  Deceased leaves a wife, four sons, and two daughters.  D. B. Wilson & Son will have charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday September 19, 1902
Page 2 column 2
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          Gertrude D. [Ensminger], wife of  Willis G. Bush, died at the family residence in Brandywine township, at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 16th, of brain trouble, age 22 years, 2 months and 13 days.  She will be buried at the Fairland cemetery.  Services at Fairland M. E. church at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 18th, by Rev. James Hughs.  Leaving the house at 9 a.m.  D. B. Wilson & Son have charge of the remains.
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Shelby County Marriage Records
Green Bush & Gertie Ensminger
December 21, 1896
Book 15 page 294
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Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie

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