Mildred L. Busby, 91


Mildred “Midge” L. Busby, 91, of Pawnee, died Thursday, March 18, 2021, at Eastland Retirement Community in Auburn.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Curry Funeral Home in Pawnee. A private graveside service will follow in Horse Creek Cemetery in Pawnee.

Mrs. Busby was born Nov. 16, 1929, in Witt, the daughter of Alvin L. and Margaret (Rushford) Hoehn. She married Byron G. Busby in Nokomis on Feb. 3, 1948, and he preceded her in death.

A graduate of Witt High School, she enjoyed spending time with her family, and she especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her hobbies included reading, baking doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles and playing Bingo. She was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, and loved being a part of the Eastland Retirement Community.

She is survived by one daughter, Marge (husband Brent) Adams of Divernon; two sons, Steve (companion Mary Beth) Busby of Kincaid and Jim (wife Rita) Busby of Pawnee; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one sister, Josephine Porter of Columbus, OH; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Byron L. “Louie” Busby; a daughter, Susan Busby Becker; a grandson, Shawn Busby; a granddaughter, Jennifer Craddock; and a sister, Eugenia Beasley.

Memorials may be made to Horse Creek Cemetery, P.O. Box 407, Pawnee, IL 62558.

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