Emma Catherine Bussey, age 92 of New Madison, Ohio passed away at 9:13 P.M. Sunday December 2, 2012 at her residence. Emma was born September 11, 1920 in Darke County, Ohio and the daughter of the late Charles & Esther (Wenrick) Garber.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Old German Baptist Brethren Church-Palestine District. Emma loved her family, bird watching, knitting, and quilting and was an excellent cook.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Keith Eldon Bussey Sr. January 2, 2002; granddaughter Julia Elaine Bussey 1977; grandson Bradley King 1977; great grandson Damon Bower 1988; great granddaughter Hazel Joy Van Lieu 2009; 1 brother and 3 sisters.
Emma is survived by her sons and daughters in law Keith E. & Lucille Bussey Jr., and Denny & Cathy Bussey all of Greenville; daughters and sons in law Karen & Calvin Barnhart of Pratt, Kansas, Becky & Philip King of Greenville, Kathy & George Clifton of New Madison and Vickie & Philip Miller of Bradford. There are 25 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held 10:00 A.M. Saturday December 8, 2012 at the Old German Baptist Brethren Church-Palestine District with the Home Brethren officiating. Burial will follow in the Miller Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.
In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be given to Hospice of Darke County.