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In Loving Memory

Busch, Shirley Marie (nee Custer)

May 1, 1933 - February 10, 2024

Fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church, February 10, 2024. Beloved wife of the late Ferdinand Joseph Busch Jr. for 55 years, daughter of the late Lloyd A. and Dorothy (Korte) Custer. Dearest Mother of Deborah Busch-Cejka (Robert Cejka), Sharon (Ted) Hartzler and Nancy (Jeff) Baning; Grandmother of Hollyce, William (Meghan) and Nicholas (Laura) Hartzler; Great-Grandmother of Mary Katherine, Grace and Oliver Hartzler; sister-in-law of the late C. Eric and Virginia Stocker.

Services: Visitation at Kutis Affton Chapel (10151 Gravois Road 63123) on Thursday, February 15, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Stephen Protomartyr Church (3949 Wilmington Ave, 63116) on Friday, February 16, 11:30 a.m.   Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Stephen Protomartyr School, 3929 Wilmington, 63116, appreciated.


4 thoughts on “Busch, Shirley Marie (nee Custer)”

  1. Very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Shirley was a lovely lady who was very proud of her two grandsons, William and Nick, when they were presented with their Eagle Scout Awards. We know she will be greatly missed by all of her family.

  2. Sharon and family, we are just heartbroken to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a classy lady with an absolutely beautiful smile. I can still picture her looking so regal at William’s wedding. She is the only lady I know who went to see her jeweler for precious stones to match her dress for the big event. Just like the queen mum! You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all.


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