Anna Fay (Herron) Bush

Born: Mon., Sep. 12, 1921
Died: Thu., Mar. 31, 2016


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 08, 2016
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong

Celebration of Life

10:30 AM Sat., Apr. 09, 2016
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong

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Anna Fay Bush, 94, Oblong, IL went to be with her Lord Jesus at 9:30 A.M. Thursday March 31, 2016 at
Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Joliet, IL.

Anna Fay was born in Windsor, IL on September 12, 1921. She was the daughter of William David Herron and Anna Fayette (Kuhl) Herron. On August 8, 1948 she married Arthur “Jack” Bush Jr who preceded her in death on August 17, 1998.

Anna Fay was a devoted teacher for 33 1/3 years. She taught many grades and subjects, especially music and also was a Principal. She taught at several schools through the years including schools in Clay County, IL, Jasper County, IL and Crawford County, IL.  Anna Fay was a member of the First Christian Church, Oblong, IL. She also attended Highland Church of Christ, Robinson, IL and Bethany Christian Church. She attended schools in Windsor, IL and graduated from Windsor High School in 1939. She received a Teaching Certificate from Eastern Illinois University, graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1947 and then earned her Master of Science in Education (Administration) in 1971 from Eastern Illinois University. Anna Fay was involved with many organizations over the year including; Oblong City Band Director, Crawford County Camp Fire Girls,  Crawford County Fair Judge, Crawford County Home Extension,  member of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association just to name a few. Anna Fay traveled professionally with Bohumir Kryl’s (member of John P. Sosa Band) Women’s Symphony Orchestra of Chicago, IL, playing oboe and percussion. Anna Fay traveled the world extensively and even had a group audience with the Pope.

Anna Fay is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Sarah and Craig Randolph of Joliet, IL; her granddaughter Carol Ann Randolph of Joliet, IL and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.

A Celebration of Anna Fay’s Life will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday April 9, 2016 at the First Christian Church in Oblong. Bro Phil Young will be leading the celebration. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, IL. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday and 9:00 AM till time of service Saturday April 9, 2016 at the church.

The family requests NO flowers but an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to Lockport School Dist 91 Music Dept (Sarah’s school); Oil Belt Christian Camp or Oblong Children’s Christian Home. Envelopes will be at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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Jan Sharrett Wise
   Posted Tue April 05, 2016
Sarah and family,
We are so sorry to hear about your Mother. I don't think I will ever meet a more interesting person. I will always remember the friendship our parents had. Lots of good times. She is rejoicing with her Lord and is whole now. Our prayers are with you.

Jan and Bud

Twila Hoover
   Posted Fri April 08, 2016
Sarah Ann and family;
I'm so sorry to see that Anna Fay has passed away! All of my memories of her are as a lovely, fun-loving, doting mother and friend. The way she included me when she came up to IWU for parents weekends made feel so comforted, like a little piece of Oblong had come with her. I will always remember her saying so many times, "Hi, I'm Anna Fay Bush, and I'm just a square from Oblong"!

Deana, Sue, and John Dappert
   Posted Fri April 08, 2016
Sarah Ann, Carol Ann, Craig,

Thinking of you at this time. We have a lot of memories about Anna Faye, she would help anyone, and sure did know everyone. She had a blessed life, and enjoyed where she went. Mom has memories of both of you.

Jane Goodwine
   Posted Fri April 08, 2016
I met Anna Fay in 1960 at AAUW and have enjoyed fellowship with her through the years. She was a delight to be around!

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