Mary Emma Bussinger, age 82, of Loogootee, Indiana, passed away at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at the Prairie Village Nursing and Rehabilitation.

She was born on October 5, 1938, in Loogootee, Indiana, to the late Otis R. and Geneva M. (Conover) Crays.

Mary was a dedicated mother, wife, and farmer. She enjoyed tending to her flowers and being outdoors.

Survivors include her sons, Daniel Bussinger and Jerry M. Bussinger and wife Starrla, both of Loogootee; grandchildren, Moriah and Sarah Bussinger; and one sister, Martha Ferguson, of Odon.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jerry E. Bussinger; siblings, Wesley Crays, Ernest Crays, John Crays, Frank Crays, Merle Crays, Don Crays, Norbert Crays, Charles Baker and Loretta Harper.

A funeral service was conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 19th, at the Blake Funeral Home, in Loogootee.

Burial followed in the Goodwill Cemetery.

Visitation was held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

The Blake Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

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