Capitola Bushnell

Obituary of Capitola Bushnell

Ardene King Bushnell, age 92 of rural Roodhouse, passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 at White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born October 18, 1924 at Hillview, the daughter of Elmer Eugene and Lena Mae Taylor King. She married Murl Dean Bushnell, July 2, 1941 in Elsberry, Missouri, and he preceded her in death March 2, 1991.

Surviving are three daughters; Karen Bushnell Moore of Kimberling City, Missouri, Linda (husband Joseph) Turner of Kimberling City, Missouri, and Leah (husband Chuck) Kraushaar of White Hall, and two sons; Gary (wife Vicki) Bushnell of Roodhouse, and Terry (wife Charlene) Bushnell of Roodhouse. Also surviving are her grandchildren; Larry “Tike”, Lonnie, Lisa, Eric, Angela, Tiffany, Ashly, Casey, Codey, Trevor, Melissa, Austin, Aubrey, Ryan, Micah, and Seth, twenty eight great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son Larry Bushnell, two brothers, Eugene King and Harold Thomas King, and two step brothers, Fred and Don Bertram, and a step sister, Marion Scott.

Ardene was a homemaker for most of her life. She loved to cook and bake pies, and had many large family gatherings through the years. She mostly loved to take care of her large family.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, February 16 at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall, with burial in Williams-Edwards Cemetery near Barrow. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Barrow Baptist Church or Williams-Edwards Cemetery. Condolences may be left on-line at