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Nancy J. Bush


POTSDAM – Mrs. Nancy Jean Bush, 64, of 401 Mayfield Drive, peacefully passed away Saturday evening, February 22, 2014 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital with her loving family and faithful buddies by her side.

Nancy was born November 21, 1949 in Potsdam, New York the daughter of the late Francis Roy and Beulah M. Frank Spears and was a graduate of Potsdam High School.

Nancy worked for Canton-Potsdam Hospital for 30 years working as a ward clerk in nearly every department. Most recently, she was the scheduling clerk for the operating room. Nancy had a great love and passionate devotion to Jesus and that was evident in her involvement with the many activities of the Knapps Station Community Church. She was a member of the Women’s Group, the Intercessary Prayer Group, and the Worship Team. She was also the Financial Secretary of the Church for many years. Nancy was also very active with Emmaus, having participated and helping to organize many walks. She truly loved passing the Word of God on to all who came into her life. She loved taking pictures and cherished the time she shared with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Nancy is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Jill Bush of Constantia; her beloved grandchildren, Stephen and Tia Bush of Parishville; Caitlin Bush and her companion, Todd Richards of Potsdam; and Taylor and Emma Bush of Constantia; and her cherished great grandchildren, Kylee, Lily Jean, Tailynn, and Hailey. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Randy Sexton of Moss Point, MS; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Steven and Bonnie Spears of Potsdam; Doug and Cindy Spears of Parishville; nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends.

She was predeceased by her son, George “Georgie” Bush, Jr. on October 20, 2000; her father, Francis Roy Spears on January 17, 1954; and her mother, Beulah M. LaRose on March 2, 2011.

Friends may call Wednesday 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the Knapps Station Community Church, where a Celebration of Nancy’s Life will begin at 5:00 PM with Pastor Lee Sweeney, officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Parishville.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may consider the Knapps Station Community Church Memorial Fund or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where memories, photos, and condolences may be shared online at

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