Obituary Laura (Bishop) Bush,
St Louis, Missouri, 10 Apr 1909
Daily Intelligencer, Audrain County, Mexico, Missouri, 17 April 1909 Death of Mrs. Walter Bush. Mrs. Laura Bishop, wife of Walter Bush, of St. Louis, died in that city Saturday morning of an operation for appendicitis, at the Hospital of the Deaconesses. The remains will reach Mexico Tuesday April 20th, and be taken immediately to the cemetery, where a brief ceremony will be held, by Rev. C.M. Aker. Further details will appear in Monday's Intelligencer.
Daily Intelligencer, Audrain County, Mexico, Missouri, 19 April 1909 Death of Mrs. Laura Bishop Bush. Mrs. Laura Bush, wife of Walter Bush, formerly Laura Bishop, died Saturday morning at the Hospital of the Deaconesses in St. Louis, as the result of an operation for appendicitis. For a few days she seemed to be improving, and it was thought that she had passed the critical stage, but she soon collapsed into death. She was the daughter of John R. and Sophronia Bishop, well known citizens in Mexico twenty years ago, and she grew to womanhood here where she was married. Later she moved to St. Louis, with her husband, who had been long employed in the offices of the Missouri Pacific and Iron Mountain Railroads. She leaves this husband and two children, L. R. Bush, a well known young and successful businessman, and Miss Ruby Bush, a daughter in the home. Mrs. Bush was in many ways a woman of the unusual. Her industry was pronounced, her attachments intense and lasting, her friendships sincere and her religious proclivities were zealous and effective. Her growth and development were commensurate with her years, and her attainments were all that her opportunities could yield. With the burdens of home-keeping and family rearing on her shoulders, and with the care of her parents in their declining years and invalidism, she yet went out into the world for the world's good and fought some of the battles for its uplifting. She had that sort of ambition that was for bettering and that sort of ability which accomplished. Besides some old friends here in Mexico, she leaves a host in St. Louis where both in and out of church circles she was widely known and loved. JNB
Daily Intelligencer, Audrain County, Mexico, Missouri, 20 April 1909 Funeral of Mrs. Bush. The body of Laura Bishop Bush arrived here over the Wabash at noon Tuesday and was met by a large number of former friends. Accompying the body were Walter Bush, husband of the deceased, and Roy and Ruby Bishop, son and daughter and Messers, Wm. Bishop, M.P. Withington; Mrs. Blanche Henegar and Misses Florence Latimore and Hazel Bishop. Rev. C. M. Aker conducted a short service at the grave. The pallbearers were Jno. T. Ricketts, E. R. Locke, Wm. E. West, S. P. Emmons, Geo. LaForce and Jos. Offutt.