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Scope and Content Note

These papers document Marion Frances Bush’s career as a nurse, involvement in missions in Haiti and Ukraine, and church activities such as Sunday School teaching.

Biographical Note

[Biographical note is excerpted from obituary]: “Bush, Marion Frances 89 of Abilene, Texas passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Visitation and funeral service will be on Monday, November 25, 2019 at the University Church of Christ, 733 E.N. 16th Street. Visitation will start at 1:00 p.m. in the Family Room and the service will start at 2:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Burial will be at the Moravian Church Cemetery in Unionville, Michigan at a later date. Services under the direction of Piersall Funeral Directors, 733 Butternut Street. Marion was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 2, 1930 to Monte Conrad and Mamie Audrey Bush. Marion was a schoolteacher for 11 years in Vassar and Bloomfield, Michigan and Abilene, Texas. Then she served as a school nurse with the Abilene Independent School District for 25 years, the last 15 years as the Supervisor of Nurses. She was an active member of the University Church of Christ and participated in many mission trips to the Ukraine and Haiti.”

Marion Frances Bush obituary,

Donor Note

Marion Bush's family, William Rae


These papers are arranged into six series:
Series I: Correspondence and Biographical Information
Series II: Missions
Subseries A: Haiti
Subseries B: Ukraine
Series III: Church
Series IV: Nursing and Professional Work
Series V: Travel, Education, Photographs, and Literary Productions
Series VI: A/V Materials

Content List

See PDF finding aid for folder-level inventory.



Extent of Collection

20 linear feet (23 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #522

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Amanda Dietz ands Mac Ice


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