Jeanne (Slack) Busch

November 20, 1929 ‒ February 25, 2019

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of Lewis Center, Ohio

Jeanne (Slack) Busch passed away peacefully at her home in Willow Brook Christian Village in Delaware, Ohio on February 25, 2019.

She was born in Findlay Ohio on November, 20 1929 to the late Arthur and Mary (Burrell) Slack.  She married George J. Busch on February 3, 1951 in North Baltimore Ohio where they started their family.  In 1964 she followed him to a new house he had built for the family in Delaware County Ohio where she lived until 2014.  Jeanne enjoyed bingo, country music, dancing, Nascar, OSU Buckeyes, Pittsburg Steelers and any team Lebron James played on.  She is credited for running the household and raising four kids solo, early on, while George traveled often for his work.

Jeanne is survived by her children: Cindy (Bob) Smithson of Westerville, Julie (Ken) Gunn of Galena,  Gary (Connie) Busch of Westerville, and Mary Anne (Brian) Meade of Galena. Grandkids; April, Jacob, Randy (Tammy) Smithson, Travis (Christi), Stephanie, Abbey Gunn, Rachael (Rian) Grim, Laura Busch, Ryan (Mara) Brown, Shannon Linard, Sean & Meghan Meade.  Great Grandkids:  Hunter Smithson, Grace Smithson, Silas & Ezra Grim, Brian Carter Beal and Nolan Meade and her lifelong friend who she considered a sister,  Becky (Chuck) Organ from Bowling Green, Ohio and sister-in-law Sandra Slack of Findlay, Ohio.

She was also proceeded in death by her husband of 54 years George and brother William Slack.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Church, 82 E. William St., Delaware, Ohio with Fr. Sylvester Onyeachonam Celebrant. Burial will follow in Kingwood Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Jeanne’s memory to Delaware County Special Olympics 7991 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center 43035 or Capitol City Hospice 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr Suite 170 Columbus OH 43231.

The family also would like to thank the staff at Willow Brook and Capitol City Hospice for their care, kindness and attention over the past few years and in her final days on this earth.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • To all of Jeanne’s children, Am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend. Recall all the good times, especially the dances at the Olentangy Dance Club. The song “For the Good Times” was her favorite and she usually managed to drag George out on the floor for at least that one song. I will always think of her when I hear that song. Praying the Lord will comfort each of you during this difficult time.

  • Mom, Aunt Julie, Uncle Gary and Aunt Mary Ann,

    It’s hard to imagine the emotions you are experiencing right now, but please let one of them be pride. You supported and loved her right down to the end just the way Grandpa would have wanted.

    You really set a good example for the rest of the family. Please let me know if there is anything we can do.

    We’ll miss you Grandma…

    Randy, Tammy and Grace Smithson

  • Mary Anne,
    So very sorry for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • So sorry to learn of Jeanne’s passing. Your family has my condolences. What a wonderful friend and neighbor. So many good memory’s of events like the trash barrel corn roast, and our euchre card party’s, along with Jeanne”s bragging about her Bingo winnings. Her husband George spent so much time with my brother Don and I. We could always could count on each other. Jeanne and Patsy along with Dons wife Bernadine surely had so much fun. At one time I thought just maybe that that little Nascar driver that drove the # 24 car with initials JG. just might be next in line. Lol. Jeanne you will be missed by many, rest in peace.

  • Julie, Cindy, Mary Ann, & Gary
    So sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was
    a special lady and the memories are a treasure.
    She was so much fun in going along with being
    called “Mama Busch”, as we would see her driving
    her car, barely able to see over the steering wheel.
    You are all in our thoughts… knowing this is not
    an easy time for your family.
    With Sympathy,
    Bill & Carol Harding

  • MaryAnne, Julie, Cindy, Gary:
    So sorry to hear of Aunt Jeanne’s passing. Happy that all of you were able to be with her at her final moments. You’ve all been very devoted and loving to her. Hugs and prayers to all of your family.
    Debbie & Dan Brown

  • MaryAnn Julie Gary and Cindy was hard hearing about your mom. Remembering all the good times with your mom and dad. Good memories.

  • Cindy, Gary, Julie and MaryAnne so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Such wonderful memories of growing up. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Sorry to hear about your loss. Jeanne was a wonderful friend. I have lots of fond memories of her and your dad. The good times we had at Dance Club, Card Club, Bowling and other family activities! Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember. May the love of family and friends comfort you during this difficult time.

    Keeping you in my prayers.

  • Cindy, Gary, Julie, & MaryAnne,

    Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother.
    May you find peace and comfort in knowing the love and care you have given: your grief is shared by so many.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers-
    Love & Light

  • Cindy, Julie, MaryAnne and Gary,
    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to each of you. I will always remember your mom fondly and the times we shared as neighbors and friends.

  • My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. May you be comforted by wonderful memories. Your family is in my prayers

  • Julie, Mary Anne, Cindy and Gary,
    We are so very sorry for your loss, I know Your mom will be missed our Prayers and Sympathies to all of you.
    Fritz and Julie

  • Julie, Mary Anne, Cindy and Gary and Families,
    I am very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
    With love,
    Teri Jenkins

  • To all of the Bush children and grandchildren:

    On behalf of my daughters Jennie Langton, Sara Santo, Grace Hamelberg and myself please accept our sincerest condolences on your Mom’s / Grandma’s passing. I will always fondly remember conversations with her at the end of Hickory Ridge Court or at school functions, the Delaware County fair, etc.

    She was a kind and caring person and, along with George, a wonderful neighbor.
    She will be missed. We send our love to all of you.

    Barbara Hamelberg

  • Maryann, Julie, Cindy, and Gary

    So sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such a nice lady and she and your Dad were the best neighbors anyone could have. If Roger ever needed anything your Dad was always there to offer help!

    Great memories of Powell Road and our love and prayers go to you and your families.

    Penny and Roger

  • Cindy, Gary, Julie and MaryAnne and Families,

    My deepest sympathies with passing of your Mom. Your Mom and Dad where great people, I will always remember……
    The Best to all of you…….God Speed.


  • Julie, Gary, MaryAnne and Cindy- Your mom loved me as one of her own, and I loved her as well. Time passes so very quickly… seems to rob us of moments we wish we still had. My love to all of you and your families. Hoping to give hugs in person. May God give you His peace and comfort, as only He can. Love always and ever, Tammy

  • We are saddened by your loss. Aunt Jeanne is in our prayers. We hope thinking of her reunited with Uncle George gives you peace at this time.

  • Julie,
    So sorry to hear this – my deepest sympathies. You and your family have been in our thoughts here at the office!

    Take care,
    Whitney Davis & OBGYN Academic Staff

  • Mike and I are sending our prayers and thoughts to all of the family, may you feel God’s strength through a difficult time. God Bless, Mike, Betty Hopper & Family 🙏

  • My sincere condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. True comfort comes by drawing close to God (Psalms 83:18) in prayers so He (God) can draw close to you in return. (James 4:8).

  • Donna and I send our condolences and sympathy to your loss of Jean. I remember at least one new Years Eve party at there home and participating in dance club a time or 2 back then!