Obituary Details

Kit Bushnell

(12/12/1853 - 03/26/1932)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 03/31/1932

Mrs. H. L. Bushnell Dies at Alliance, After An Extended Illness

Mrs. H. L. Bushnell passed away at a hospital in Alliance, Neb., last Saturday, after an illness of several months.

Mr. and Mrs. Bushnell and their grand-daughter, Gwendola Canfield, resided in Lusk for a number of years, leaving here about three years ago to make their home in Hemingford, Nebr.

From Hemingford Ledger
Mrs. H.L. Bushnell, Pioneer, Passes On

Saturday, at 12:30 p.m., Mrs. H. L. Bushnell, closing a long life of kindness, love and service, lifted the impenetrable veil and passed into that other land where her good deeds will be rewarded.

When old age can come as graciously and cheerfully to one as it came to Mrs. Bushnell, the life of that one leaves its imprint upon all whom it touches. Hers was one of those kind, friendly natures, seeing the best in those about her and making the best of bad and good circumstances. A joke, a smile, a word of good cheer greeted all who came within radius of her personality. Never failing friend, loving wife and mother, Christian character the world is a better place for her life.

Kit Clark was born at Vienna, O., December 12, 1853. She was married to Howard Lewis Bushnell of Johnstown, Ohio, on September 18, 1876, at Vienna, Ohio.

With the sorrowing husband, four children are left to mourn her death. Ira, of Fall River Mills, Calif.; Bert of Lance Creek, Wyo.; Mary, of Nonpareil, Nebr.; and Charlie of Marsland. Also 14 grandchildren. One, Gwendola Canfield, Mr. and Mrs. Bushnell have raised from babyhood and have shared their home and loving care all of these years, has always held a near fondness in their hearts.

Mr. and Mrs. Bushnell came to Hemingford among the first pioneers, settling west of town, on the south side of the road, where they resided for 28 years. In 1914, they moved to Van Tassell, Wyo., where they lived for six years. From there they moved to Lance Creek, Wyo., and then to Lusk. Two and a half years ago they moved back to Hemingford.

Funeral services were held from the Congregational Church of which she was a member, on Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. H. Clem. Interment was made in the Hemingford cemetery.

Images & Attachments

Photo, found on Nebraska Gravestones, courtesy of photographer Milan J. Bosch

Related/Linked Records

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Obituary Bushnell, Esther (11/30/1883 - 01/16/1975) View Record
Obituary Bushnell, Howard (01/18/1850 - 01/17/1939) View Record