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Elizabeth Buschmann, 96, of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Indianapolis, died peacefully June 11, 2014, at the Chelsea Retirement Community.
She was born June 18, 1917, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Cassius and Myrta (Blinn) Bashore.
Elizabeth attended the John Herron School of Art and graduated in 1939 from Butler University, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
She married A. Donald Busch-mann on June 15, 1941. He preceded her in death in 1980.
Elizabeth was an art teacher at St. Luke’s School and an artist who worked mainly in watercolor and oil paintings.
She and Don moved from Indianapolis to Lamb Lake near Trafalgar in 1971. She loved to fish, even into her 90s.
She is survived by a son, James (Shirley Sampier) of Dexter, Michigan; a daughter, Ann (John) Jefferson of Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Kristian (Jackie) Nielsen of Chicago, Inga (James) Sabourin of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and Michael Jefferson (Suzanne Lettieri) of Brooklyn, New York; and two great-grandchildren, Reid and Veronika Sabourin.
She was preceded in death by her brother, James “Win” Bashore.
A memorial service will be conducted in Indianapolis at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the UMRC Heritage Foundation, 805 W. Middle St., Chelsea, MI 48118, which funds the Chelsea Retirement Community. (www.umrc.com)
Arrangements are being handled by Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea, Michigan.
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