Ronald E. Bushong

April 27, 1941 ‒ September 13, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Ronald E. Bushong, 79, of Mount Vernon passed away on Sunday morning, September 13, 2020 at the Country Club Rehabilitation Campus in Mount Vernon.  He was born on April 27, 1941 in Coldwater, Michigan to the late Ernest E. Boyer and Vera J. Moog.

After high school, Ron attended Bible College and served many years preaching the Gospel.  He retired from TRW in Mount Vernon.  Ron was a member of the Central Christian Church in Mount Vernon.  He was a great collector of antiques which included, antique cars, model trains, juke boxes, pinball machines, model cars and planes.  Ron was an avid reader and loved reading and studying the Bible.

Ron is survived by his wife, Sandra (Patton) Hill Bushong; sons, William (Lisa) Bushong of Bellville and their children, Ben and David; and Joseph Bushong of Maryville, TN;  grandchildren, Matt and Ashley Hogel, children of Julie Bucher; step daughter, Tammy Hill of Reynoldsburg; several grandchildren and great grandchildren;  sister, Susan (David) Snyder of Coldwater, MI; a brother, David (Thelma) Bushong of Vassar, MI; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris (McCoy) Bushong; his daughter, Julie Bucher; and his sisters, Carol and Nancy.

The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until the time of a funeral service celebrating the life of Ron at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the Central Christian Church, 17833 Gambier Rd., Mount Vernon.  Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown.

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  • Sandy, and family.., We r so sorry for your loss…I am sure. RON is singing with the Angels now…love Kay and Mike Sigman

  • Bill and family…I’m so sorry to read of the passing of your Dad. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

  • Our deepest sympathy at this time of loss! Ron was a fun person to know. Ralph and Ron worked together. Ron was a big supporter of Ralph’s gospel music ministry. A true brother in Christ!
    Ron will be missed. Lots of great memories!
    Love and prayers to Sandy, Bill, and all the family,
    Ralph and Betty

  • Bill and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Praying for you all during this difficult time.

  • I am grateful for Ron and his love for Christ. I was one of the seeds he planted at a church camp when I was 7. We got to meet again when I was in my late twenties. Without him I would have never grown in Christ and it allowed us to have a great friendship over the years. The time spent in his garage just talking as he tinkered with phones. He will be deeply missed till we meet again.

  • Dear Bill, Lisa and family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss, but heaven’s gain. Your Dad’s obituary was a super story of a life lived for the Lord. Our hope for eternity is with Him. You are in our prayers throughout this difficult time.

  • Dear Sandi n family
    So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing . I remember when he baptized me at Caledonia church . I am sure he is singing with the angels!! ( prolly with my parents n Brenda too).
    Deb (Fairchild) Mccleese

  • We are very sorry for your loss of a dear loved one. May God send down his angels to
    comfort you and your family. To Sissy and Tammy and their children, and the rest
    of your and Ron’s family. We will be praying for each and everyone of you.

    Love: Michael & Marlene Pittenger

  • Ron’s mother Vera Moog was one of eight sisters who grew up in Coldwater Michigan. Seven of the sisters had children, so Ron had plenty of cousins who shared time and events with him. He was always a joy to be around and often came up with new ideas or places to investigate. Ron was fun and he and his brother David were like brothers to cousins Bill and Dan Camburn and to me. We were very close as youngsters during and after WW II and in the years after we tried to keep in touch. He was such a blessing to so many people over the years. While he truly will be missed I am so pleased he was given 79 years and used them so well. God did bless him as well with two wonderful wives and fine children, stepchildren and grandchildren . Though he suffered through tremendous family losses he continued to lean on his faith and the love of Christ.
    Very well done Ron, rest easy in God’s grace, in forgiveness and eternal love. Cousin Mike&Jeannie