Dorothy Ann Bushman
Dorothy Ann Bushman, 78, of Concordia, Missouri, died Sunday, March 4, 2018, at St. Lukeís Hospice House in Kansas City.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018, St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Concordia, with Pastor Michael Pottschmidt officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in St. Paulís Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paulís Lutheran Church in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Aug. 3, 1939, on a farm north of Concordia, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Fred W. Bushman and Anna L. Harms Bushman. On Aug. 20, 1939, she was received into Godís kingdom of grace by the washing of Holy Baptism at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Concordia, by the Rev. O.E. Heilman, pastor. Her sponsors were Margaret Harms, Anna Dieckhoff, and Lydia Harms (proxy was Elverna Dorhman).
Her elementary education was received at St. Paulís Grade School. Here she received instruction in the chief doctrines of the church and on March 29, 1953, she renewed her baptismal vow through the Rite of Confirmation by the Rev. Heilman. Her confirmation verse was Psalm 145:18-19. She attended Concordia High School and graduated in May of 1957. She attended St. Paulís Lutheran College for one year.
From August of 1958 to November of 1968 she was employed at Kansas City Life Insurance Company in Kansas City. For the next 33 years, she was the church secretary/business manager at St. Paulís Lutheran Church office in Concordia, retiring in August of 2001. During that time she was a member of the Senior Choir, the 1912 Ladies Aid, attended Life Light Bible Classes, was active in district, zone and local LWML activities.
In the community, she served on the Community Betterment board, and was a member of the Lutheran Good Shepherd Home Auxiliary, holding a number of offices. For a number of years after retirement, she worked part time in the dietary department of the Good Shepherd Home.
Survivors include several cousins.