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Arthur Lewis Bussard
Obituary for
Arthur Lewis Bussard
Submitted by: Bob Chada

© The Guthrie News Leader
Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Mass of Christian burial for Arthur Lewis Bussard, 84, lifelong resident of Mulhall, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 2003 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 411 N. Elm in Guthrie, with the Rev. Besh officiating, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Guthrie.
Arthur was born December 3, 1918 in Mulhall to Felix and Florence (Gates) Bussard. He passed away June 17, 2003 at his home in Mulhall.
Arthur served in the U. S. Army from 1942 to 1945. He married Gladys Getman on Sept. 1, 1945 in Guthrie, and they established their first home west of Mulhall on 160 acres. In 1960, the family moved into the town of Mulhall.
He farmed as well as did carpenter work, and after many years of working, retired as a carpenter from Oklahoma State University in 1980. Arthur loved his family and spent much time with all. He was an avid gardener. He will be missed by many.
From his marriage of 44 years, Arthur is survived by seven children, Karen Willoby and husband John of Eufaula, David Bussard and wife Linda of Orlando, Dennis Bussard and wife Bonnie of Mulhall, Carl Bussard and Jean of Mulhall, Debbie Clark and husband Stan of Moore, Kathy Gallaway and husband Garye of Orlando and Arthur Lewis Bussard, Jr., and wife Lisa of Eufaula; 20 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren with one more on the way, one sister, Augusta and Richard Chappell of Guthrie; and a host of nieces, nephews and many lifelong friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Gladys, his mother and father, three brothers and three sisters.
A prayer vigil will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Chapel in Guthrie/

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