Rose M. Busby, 91, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Reflections Memory Care Facility in Chatham, IL. She was born on October 7, 1926 in Chicago, IL a daughter of the late James H. & Mabel E. Strong Dean. She married James Ivan Busby on September 6, 1947 in Rushville, IL. He preceded her in death on May 15, 1986.  
Rose is survived by (4) grandchildren, Lynn Stover of Rushville, IL, Beth Read & Fiancé Aaron Marshall of Franklin, IL, Sara Tubbs & Chris of Pevely, MO, Ross Busby & companion Jessica of Barnhart, MO, (13) great grandchildren, Tyler Mummert, Katelynn Stover, Jakob Stover, Madelynn Graham, Dallas Trone, Austin Trone, Gabrielle Read, Kayla Tubbs, Jackson Tubbs, Hayden Busby, Harrison Busby, Hailey Ennis, and Hannah Ennis. She was preceded in death by her three children, James Busby, Michael Busby, Shirley Joan Ward and one sister, Jane Wells Hester.  
She and her husband “Moon” were lifelong farmers.  She graduated from Graham School of Nursing in Canton, IL. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital and for Dr. Russell R. Dohner before retiring.  She was a member of the Rushville First United Methodist Church, Schuyler American Legion Auxiliary Unit #4 and Rushville State Bank Premiere Club. She loved taking trips and excursions with the Premiere Club. She especially loved her dog Snow.  
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 5, 2017, at Worthington Funeral Home with Debbie Hester officiating. Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to the Schuyler Humane Society. Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to