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Saturday September 6th, 2014
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Saturday September 6th, 2014

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Marion Helena Van Aken

Marion Helena Bush Van Aken, a life long resident of the area passed away at her home on Monday, September 1, 2014. She was 87 years old. Marion was born on May 31, 1927 in High Falls, NY; the daughter of Frend B. and Orpha (Silkworth) Bush.


Marion had married Ralph A. Van Aken on August 26, 1945. He passed away in 1982. She enjoyed going to yard sales and doing her everyday chores on the family farm especially tending to the animals.


She is survived by her children, Betty Jean Van Aken Croswell (Edgar) of Kingston, Ralph A. Van Aken Jr. (Caryl) of Holly Springs, NC and Ronald M. Van Aken (Denise) of Stone Ridge; her sister, Evelyn Davis of Accord; her brother, Wayne Bush of Stone Ridge; her grandchildren, Ralph Van Aken, Kristen Ostheim, Aubrey Van Aken, Christopher Van Aken and Jeffrey Gagnon; 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


Marion was predeceased by her brothers, Harold, Frank, Carl, Frend and Vernon Bush and her sister Marjorie Wright.


Visiting will be held on Saturday, September 6th from 11am to 1pm with a celebration of her life beginning at 1pm at H.B. Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd St. Kerhonkson. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

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The Briggs family sends our heartfelt sympathies to the Van Aken and Bush families on your loss of Marion. Ralph, thank you for the lovely tribute you wrote for Susan. I remember that day as well. Mom always said that Orpha and Helena were like sisters. She had wonderful memories of growing up with the Bush family, especially all the music played by ear! Peace be with you all!      
JoAnn  #2 daughter of Don & Shirley Ayers Briggs

JoAnn Briggs Carroll Sep 12 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Betty and Ed,

We are so sorry for your losses, but hope you will find comfort in your memories during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Barbara, Mike, Gregory and Christopher.

Barbara and Michael Jordan Sep 7 2014 12:00 AM

Please accept our sympthy on the loss of your Mother.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sara and Larry Skalla Sep 6 2014 12:00 AM


  Our sincere condolences to you and your family with the recent losses to your family.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Poenicke Sep 5 2014 12:00 AM

Betty, Ralph and Ronnie,

We are so sorry for your loss and send our best wishes and condolences.

Meredith Cherven-Holland, Tom and Caedmon Holland

Meredith & Tom Holland Sep 5 2014 12:00 AM

Betty, Ralph and Ronnie,

So sorry for your loss.

Lyle Irwin
Willow Spring NC

Lyle Irwin Sep 4 2014 12:00 AM