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    Bonita Lavon Busch, 72, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, passed away on October 21, 2023. Bonita was born April 12, 1951 to Gordon and Jean Taylor in Thayer, Missouri. She was united in marriage to Donald Busch on August 10th, 1982 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. Bonita will be remembered as a woman of strong faith in God and that was very dedicated to her family. She will be greatly missed by all who had the blessing of knowing and loving her.  

    She is survived by her husband, Donald Busch of the home in Mammoth Spring, daughters: Libby Watson of Pocahontas, Arkansas, Marcia Kerley (Tony) of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and Tracee Busch, seven grandchildren: Bailey Frankenberger (Scoob), Tristan Thompson, Ethan Frankenberger ( Mckenzie), Maddy Hufstedler (Braden), Jarret Thompson, Ally Kerley and Andrew Dunnivant, great-grandchild, Brynlee Higginbothom, brothers; Terry (Peggy) Taylor and David (Nancy) Taylor, Brother and Sister-in-law, Freddie and Judy Busch, special neices and nephews: Wesley ( Shelby) Taylor, Megan ( Josh) White, Zach Taylor, Brenda Taylor and Madi Pruett, great neices and nephews: Corbin Taylor, Hadley Taylor, Autreigh White, Brentley Taylor, Liam White and Haizley Taylor.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Jean Taylor, infant sister, Beverly Taylor, Mother and Father-in-law, Fred and Ethel Busch, and son-in-law, Jeff Watson.

    Pallbearers will be: Ethan Frankenberger, Braden Hufstedler, Andrew Dunnivant, Josh White, Scoob Higginbotham, Wesley Taylor, Corbin Taylor, and Zach Taylor. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Liam White, Johnny Busch, Brentley Taylor, and Freddie Allen Busch. Services will be officiated by Joe Garrison and Barry O’Dell.

    In lieu of flowers the family has asked for memorials to be sent to the Childrens Home Inc., 5515 Walcott Rd, Paragould, Arkansas, 72450


Visitation will be Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel -Thayer, Missouri

Funeral Service will be  Thursday, October 26, 2023, 2:00 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel – Thayer, Missouri

Interment will be Thursday, October 26, 2023, at the Thayer Cemetery, Thayer, Missouri.

Services in care of Carter Funeral Home Inc., – Thayer, Missouri



  1. Charlie & Charlotte Hurtt
    October 23, 2023 @ 4:49 pm

    We are heartbroken with the loss of this dear lady. She was a kind & caring friend for years and will be missed by so many. Our thoughts of sympathy to all her family and friends.


  2. Steve and Rochelle Garrison
    October 24, 2023 @ 4:59 pm

    So very sorry for your loss! Love and prayers for all of you! She was a beautiful lady and will be missed!❤️❤️????????


  3. Richard & Denise Masters
    October 25, 2023 @ 10:52 am

    Donald & Family,
    Our hearts are sadden by your sudden loss. Bonita was such a kind and gentle soul who will always be remembered for the wonderful person she was. We are so very grateful to have had the privilege of knowing her. Just remember that memories are a wonderful thing and you will always have those. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.


  4. Donna Keylon Keyes
    October 26, 2023 @ 10:30 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Dear friend, Donald, you, along with your family, are in my thoughts and prayers.


  5. Kathy Langston Shultz
    October 26, 2023 @ 1:03 pm

    Was saddened to hear of my cousin Bonita’s sudden passing. It brings up many happy memories of us as children playing at Grandma’s house. One day we will see each other again in heaven.


  6. Vera Alsup
    October 31, 2023 @ 6:26 am

    So sorry for your loss. Our mother’s were strong women. Hugs and prayers


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