Betty Alice Busch, 92, Dewart Lake, Syracuse, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, at Northern Lakes Nursing & Rehabilitation, Angola. She was born March 4, 1930, the daughter of Roy L. and Esther C. (Jones) Adams in Kosciusko County. On Oct. 15, 1948, she married Robert Busch; he preceded her in death March 27, 2018.
Survivors include seven children, Christopher (Mary) Busch, Plainfield, John (Brenda) Busch, Syracuse, Nathan Busch, Minneapolis, Minn., Calvin Busch, Evansville, Rebecca (Daniel) Tusing, Syracuse, Roberta (Roger Rump) Busch, Tucson, Ariz. and Randolph (Tonja) Busch, Syracuse; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bill Adams.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 70 years, Robert Busch; a son, Aarron Busch; siblings, Jim Adams, Mary Wease and Beatrice Gordon; and two grandchildren, Brandy Busch and Clayton Busch.
Betty graduated from Atwood High School and was a hard working woman all of her life. She was a tax preparer and an enrolled agent with the IRS well into her 80s. From 1959-1995, Alice and Bob owned and operated the Dewart Lake Inn, renting boats and aiding fishermen and families in their lake adventures. Betty was very active in the community and was a member of the Hi Neighbors Club, Good Will Extension, a treasurer and charter member of the Dewart Lake Protective Association and was also a lane director for many years. She often volunteered and was a 4-H leader for many years, a member of the Kosciusko County Historical Society and enjoyed giving tours at the Museum. She was an amazing cook and loved to garden, travel and go salmon fishing in Michigan. She had been all over the United States with Bob, but loved most being at their property in Michigan. Betty also attended the Dutchtown Brethren Church and was a member of the Women Missionary Society. She really did it all.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, at Mishler Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 461 West CR 900N; Milford. Pastor Dave Robison will officiate. Burial will follow at Wooden Cemetery in Harrison Township.
Family and friends will be received from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, and also from 10-11 a.m. prior to the funeral service at Mishler Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
Memorial contributions may be directed to The Brethren Retreat Center at Shipshewana Lake, 9095 West CR 275N, Shipshewana, IN 46565.
Mishler Funeral Home & Cremation Center is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at www.mishlerfhcc.com.