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Bonita Lavon Busch

Bonita Lavon Busch, 72, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, passed away on October 21, 2023. Bonita was born April 12, 1951 to Gordon and Jean Taylor in Thayer, Missouri. She was united in marriage to Donald Busch on August 10th, 1982 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. Bonita will be remembered as a woman of strong faith in God and that was very dedicated to her family. She will be greatly missed by all who had the blessing of knowing and loving her.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Busch of the home in Mammoth Spring, daughters: Libby Watson of Pocahontas, Arkansas, Marcia Kerley (Tony) of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and Tracee Busch, seven grandchildren: Bailey Frankenberger (Scoob), Tristan Thompson, Ethan Frankenberger ( Mckenzie), Maddy Hufstedler (Braden), Jarret Thompson, Ally Kerley and Andrew Dunnivant, great-grandchild, Brynlee Higginbothom, brothers; Terry (Peggy) Taylor and David (Nancy) Taylor, Brother and Sister-in-law, Freddie and Judy Busch, special neices and nephews: Wesley ( Shelby) Taylor, Megan ( Josh) White, Zach Taylor, Brenda Taylor and Madi Pruett, great neices and nephews: Corbin Taylor, Hadley Taylor, Autreigh White, Brentley Taylor, Liam White and Haizley Taylor.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Jean Taylor, infant sister, Beverly Taylor, Mother and Father-in-law, Fred and Ethel Busch, and son-in-law, Jeff Watson.

Pallbearers will be: Ethan Frankenberger, Braden Hufstedler, Andrew Dunnivant, Josh White, Scoob Higginbotham, Wesley Taylor, Corbin Taylor, and Zach Taylor. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Liam White, Johnny Busch, Brentley Taylor, and Freddie Allen Busch. Services will be officiated by Joe Garrison and Barry O’Dell.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked for memorials to be sent to the Childrens Home Inc., 5515 Walcott Rd, Paragould, Arkansas, 72450


Visitation will be Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel -Thayer, Missouri

Funeral Service will be  Thursday, October 26, 2023, 2:00 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel – Thayer, Missouri

Interment will be Thursday, October 26, 2023, at the Thayer Cemetery, Thayer, Missouri.

Services in care of Carter Funeral Home Inc., – Thayer, Missouri


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