Michael "Mike" Bushong

(September 23rd, 1966 - June 28th, 2017)

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     Michael Willard Bushong age 50 of Chadwick, Missouri passed away Wednesday June 28, 2017 in Cox South Hospital. He was born September 23, 1966 in Mountain Grove, Missouri the son of Willard “Buck” and Delta (Buchanan) Bushong. On September 16, 1995 he was united in marriage to Kathy Gideon. After graduating from Seymour High School, Mike worked various jobs including manufacturing limousines and driving trucks. When not working, he enjoyed fishing and hunting elk and deer. He also enjoyed traveling and sightseeing with his family and cherished his time with his girls, Brooke, Bailey, Mikayla, Maryann, and Madilynn. Mike’s final act of giving was the gift of being a donor so others may benefit from his generosity. Mike is survived by his wife Kathy Bushong; daughters Brooke Stanley and husband Chris, Bailey Tennis and husband Shelby and Mikayla Bushong; granddaughters Maryann and Madilynn Stanley; mother Delta Stafford and husband Don; mother-in-law Wanda Gideon; father-in-law Robert Gideon and wife Bessie; sisters Barbara Turley and husband Kim, Pamela Cole and husband Jack. Additional survivors include sisters-in-law Deirdre Bushong , Diane Guerin and husband Marvin; brother-in-law James Gideon and wife Michelle; nieces and nephews  Derek Turley, Kory and Willow Stucki, Bryson and Le Anne Pittman, Breanne, Brayton and Keaton Ipock, Brooke and David Farnsworth, Devin, Emily and Lydia Bushong, Denton and Kaity Bushong, Marvin E., Logan, and Garrett Guerin, Jack Guerin, Rob, Gretta, Gage and Bryer Guerin, Dusty, Brianna, Mackenzie, Kaylee and Jase Guerin, Emily and Nathaniel Gideon and a large  extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Willard “Buck” Bushong, brother Timothy Bushong and nephew Timothy Guerin. Funeral services for Mike will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, July 1, 2017 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor Gary Dedmon officiating. Burial will follow in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday 11:00 A.M. to service time in the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at

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