Obituary of Mona Bush
Mona Bush, 57, of Windsor, Missouri, formerly of Williams, Arizona, died Friday evening, June 24, 2022, at her home in Windsor. She was born December 3, 1964, in Houma, Louisiana, the daughter of Jack Edwin Perkins and Janine Therese (Dechenaux) Perkins. Mona’s mother was born and raised in France and met her father while he was stationed there with the Air Force. She attended elementary, middle school, and the first two years of high school in Las Vegas, Nevada. The family moved to Mesa, Arizona, where she graduated high school. In her late twenties, Mona attended college to get her teaching degree. While working at a day care, she realized she enjoyed working with children and began volunteering at a children’s crisis shelter in Mesa. She gave her life to Jesus when she was 27 years old and started attending Calvary Chapel in Tempe, Arizona, where she met the man she was to marry. On November 25, 1995, she married Timothy Allen Bush just before her 30th birthday. He survives of the home. She and Tim went on several mission trips to Mexico where they worked building a church and local housing and served at an orphanage. Her work with children continued in the local schools as a paraprofessional and she continued part-time college studies. She began volunteering as a tutor for the girl’s dorm at Sunshine Acres Children’s Home in Mesa and she and Tim took a position as house parents in 2000. After six months, they transferred to a new dorm and added homeschooling to their responsibilities. After a short break at the end of 2002, God called Mona and Tim back to working with children. They helped start a respite program and provided in-home care to children with behavioral and mental health challenges so their caregivers could have a break. They eventually started therapeutic foster care and had three children in their home at a time, teaching social skills, positive peer interaction, tutoring for schoolwork, and communicating with the child’s therapist and parents so the children could return home. Most of all, they were able to take the children to church and teach them about Jesus, many of whom also gave their lives to the Lord, which was the most rewarding part of foster care for Mona and Tim. Loving Jesus and serving Him where He sent her was the most important thing in Mona’s life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Williams, Az., and was currently a member of First Baptist Church, Windsor. She enjoyed riding bikes and swimming and sharing these activities with the children in her care. In their year of retirement, she and Tim shared several enjoyable trips to Branson. In addition to her husband Tim, survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Renno (James), Lee’s Summit, Mo., and a son, Timothy Bush II; 14 grandchildren, Suzie, Ruben, Randi, Shelbie, Zi’Kiera, Santeena, Phebe, Allisa, Briyana, Joshua II (JB), Preston, Madison, Kimberly, and Leland; 16 great-grandchildren, Drake, Rosslyn, Paisley, Jamison, Randy, Douglas, Imberly, Daniel, Allianna, Monico, Gabriel, Amiah, Elysiana, Michael, Gabriel, and Knoxley, and a great-grandchild on the way; 2 sisters, Cindy Wilson, Baton Rouge, La., and Corinne Devita, Boulder City, Nevada; her father and mother-in-law, Lee and Phebe Troxel, Sedalia, Mo.; 2 sisters-in-law, Marcy Borgeson (Jeff) and Judy Nordstrom; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Joshua Bush. Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2022, at the First Baptist Church, Windsor, with Pastor Mike Brown officiating. Burial will be in Boulder City, NV, at a later date. The family suggests contributions to “Standing In The Gap Ministries”, (Warrensburg, MO), in care of the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.