Kevin Brent Bush

January 26, 1960 ‒ February 15, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Kevin Brent Bush 60, of Delaware formerly of Marengo, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, February 15, 2020, and was greeted at Heaven’s Gate by his deceased daughter Shirley.

Born January 26, 1960 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, the son of the late William Robertson & Clara Jane (Daniels) Bush Sr. Kevin graduated from Highland High School and went on to serve his country in the United States National Guard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Shirley Ann Bush, brother B.B. Bush.

Left to cherish his memory are wife Haddy Bush; children Michael Bush, Rusty Hanshaw, Brenda Lesley, and Brandy Cochran; 10 grandchildren and soon to be one great- grandson; life-long friend Jack Koler; numerous feline and K-9 companions; 2 brothers, and a sister.

It was Kevin’s wish to be cremated and no services will be held for him at this time.

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The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • To all of Kevin’s family, I will keep all of you in my prayers. It’s hard to lose a brother. So many memories of Kevin’s family flood my thoughts. I know one thing he has been prayed for and was loved by many. Your mom is rejoicing now that you have arrived in Heaven.

  • You all are in mine and dakotas prayers. So sorry for your losd. Kevin was a sweet kind and a great man who will surely be missed. Love you all.

  • My Condolences to Hadi and the family. Kevin was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Fly high in heaven Kevin bush prayers for the family 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Fly high Kevin you were a good guy I hope God wraps his arms around your family during this time of sadness.

  • Dearest Mary Ann-Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. God bless you all and give you strength at this difficult time.

    • Kathy &Chris and family-
      Thank you so much for your prayers and support. Most of all for your friendship. God bless you all! Love ya

  • Sorry…i know what’s written below may be long. But I just felt I needed to share some of these memories of Kevin that I have with you all. I pray for peace and comfort for the Bush family in the days ahead.

    Kevin and my father were friends for MANY YEARS!!! They literally spent so much time together that we always knew where too find dad when he would disappear (it was always “go by Kevin’s house if you need to find Frank).

    Over those years they spent many hours of the days and nights sitting on Kevin and Haddy’s front porch on Park Avenue and a few other places drinking coffee, telling stories (OH THE “STORIES” THAT GOT TOLD IN THOSE DAYS…THE 90’S), and picking on my mom Patty Brown…lol (who could ever forget that. Like how Kevin and dad used to laugh up to the point that they could honestly barely even breathe sometimes because of watch Monday Night Raw wrestling with my step mom Patty. And the way she would act, the stuff she would say, and the way she would get so mad at the wrestlers cheating or whatever during the match… Ask Rusty,Mike,Brenda,Brandy, or Haddy about that. Trust me they can tell you…lol),on Sunday morning going to breakfast early in the morning in Delaware then too the flea markets in both Marion and Kingman here in Delaware, and then riding around afterwords visiting with all the other friends and family members the rest of the day. Or the many times that Kevin would sit and listen too one of my many screw ups as a teenager (as told by my dad Frank…lol) and then give dad advice on how too handle it or deal with it.

    And no matter what both Kevin and my dad knew that if either of them or their family members called needed anything (a food item too make dinner that night or even food period, a car part, a ride somewhere or one of the others kids needing a ride somewhere, money or whatever else it was) they always knew that they could count on the other one too be there for them when or if they needed them, anytime day or night. It truly didn’t matter.

    Kevin and my dad definitely formed a “brotherly” friendship type of bond over the years. And, they made alot of memories over the years together as friends (and as brothers IN MY EYES)!!! And as a result of their friendship over those years I got the chance too know Kevin, Haddy, and their kids. I also have spent many hours at their house hanging out with Kevin, Haddy, their kids, and my dad. So much so that I consider them family also. And also, when my dad Frank passed in 2005 Kevin was 1 of the first people that called me and spoke with me about it. And then, him and his family all came too show support for me and my family during that time. And also so Kevin could say goodbye too his good buddy Frank one last time. And I still too this day do truly believe (and have even told people this in past conversations about the
    past)…i truly believe that Kevin was just as heartbroken over my dad passing as me, my sisters, my mom Patty, my dads brother and sisters, or anyone else in the place was about my dad passing, at the time. Like I said earlier… THEY WERE LITERALLY… THE BEST OF FRIENDS!!!

    I got the chance too see Kevin for a brief few hours, at his house on the east side of Delaware, a couple years back. And I didn’t just come out and say how honestly happy I was too see him then (keep in mind I hadn’t seen him since my dads passing in 2005 and we are talking what it was then 2017 or 2018. So it had been quite awhile. ). But, I truly was. It was honestly great to be able to sit and catch up with, have a cup of coffee and a cigarette with, and just sit there and joke with Kevin. Just the same way as my dad used too.

    So, in closing I say this… Kevin my friend, my family, my uncle basically. I hope that you finally get the chance to rest easy. And I know that you will truly be happy too get up to heaven and see your many family members that went before you. I also know that you will be happy too finally sit down, catch up with, have a cup of coffee with, and even go fishing on the banks of heavens golden shores with my dad. Your ol buddy Frank! So enjoy your time in heaven my friend. You put in alot of hard work while you was here on earth with us. And you also raised and supported a family with 4 children too feed. And you served your family members, your friends that you met through out the years, and your country as a member of the United States Army National Guard. I also, want too thank you for being there when dad passed away. And for your phone call shortly after he passed with words of comfort and encouragement for me as I grieved. Also I want too thank you (and your family) for being my father’s best friend and his brother. So when you get up there too heaven tell my dad and my sister Rosa both that I love them both more than words could ever say. And that I truly miss them every day here on earth. But also enjoy your time in heaven as it is a very very well deserved reward (for all of your hard work and time here in on earth) for such an awesome person that lived such an awesome life.

    And too Haddy, Rusty, Mike, Brandi, and Brenda. And too their children even. We are all and we all will always be NOTHING LESS THAN FRIENDS AND PRETTY MUCH FAMILY!!! I know the days ahead for you all will be filled with alot of uncertainty and grief. But I want you too know that (just like you ALL stood by me and my family when dad passed) I truly will be right beside you ALL!!! And if at any time you EVER need anything then don’t hesitate too reach out too me. I will stand by you through this. Just like you all did for me and just like family does!

    You all are in my prayers in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead. I pray that god wraps his arms around each of you. And that he comforts and guides you through out each day. And all of you smile any time you think of Kevin (your husband and dad). Because WE ALL got the chance to be a part of his life. He truly was a great, loving, caring, and loyal (too both his family and too his friends) family man. He truly spent his life loving Haddy and all of his kids and his grandkids. And that’s what truly brought him joy and a smile too his face. So, we can and should all smile knowing that he is in heaven now resting, spending time with his family and friends and with my dad.

    I love you all and I’m always a call or message away. Any time day or night!!!

    Frank “Bub” Blankenship, Jr
    –Son of Frank Blankenship, Sr. and Patricia “Patty” Brown
    Cell #: (614) 373-1987