March 26, 1929 - October 16, 2021
Sipriana Bussing, 92, of Brazil, IN died shortly after sunrise on Saturday, October 16, 2021 after a brief stay at the Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility in Knightsville, IN. She was born March 26, 1929 in Ellsworth, KS, to Jose and Jesse Uribe Rodriguez. She was the oldest of 11 children. She was a graduate of Ellsworth High School, the class of 1948.
She married John E Bussing on March 1, 1957 in Ellsworth, KS. They started their journey together by starting a family and enjoying the culture, sights and sounds of Asia, Central Europe and the US. This included time at airbases in the US, France and Japan. The family enjoyed several years of exploring the cultures and sights of the various places they were stationed.
Once her husband retired from the United States Air Force, they settled back in Brazil to raise their 5 children. She worked at Columbia House Records in the late 70’s/early 80’s. She held several positions that focused on the manufacturing of 8-tracks and cassettes tapes. She then worked at Palmby Coast to Coast Hardware. She retired from Sam’s Hardware in the early 90’s.
Sipriana and her husband could be seen at many auctions in and around Brazil. They hosted their own yard sales several times throughout the year. They especially enjoyed selling their treasures during the Covered Bridge Festival to repeat customers who faithfully returned year after year.
She was a life long member of the Annunciation Catholic Church. She was very active serving as Secretary of the Mother’s Club, preparing food for various activities and cleaning the altar cloths. Sipriana was also very active in various clubs including quilting, herb and garden clubs. She loved to sew and cook. As an accomplished seamstress she won several blue ribbons at the local 4-H fair over many years. Her granddaughters loved the dresses, costumes and baby doll quilts she made for them. She was also known to fix a bunny who had lost its nose! She was an avid Colts football fan, enjoyed polka music and the Texas Tenors. As a special surprise the Texas Tenors sent her a singing 90th Birthday video! She had a love of Vera Bradley purses and Longaberger baskets.
Sipriana was preceded in death by her husband, John, her son, John Jr., and son-in-law, Kip Kumpf. Her siblings Mary Lou Botello, John, Angel, Danny, Rudy and Marc Rodriguez. In-laws Georgia Rodriguez, Mary Rodriguez, Robert Lutz, Tony Botello, Michael, James, and Charles Bussing, Kay Bussing, and Ervin Cox.
Sipriana is survived by her children, Kirstin Kumpf, Brazil, Melanie Taylor (Dennis Graf), Channahon, IL, Cecilia and Charles Miles, El Dorado Hills, CA, and Eric Bussing (Brian Leedy), Chicago, IL.
Eight grandchildren: Shawna Duncan, Kyle (Sarah) Kumpf, Olivia (Kurt) Doughty, Zachary (Jessica) Kumpf, Tavia Taylor, Sydney Taylor, Carlina Miles and Spencer Miles.
Seven great grandchildren: Lydia, Evan and Ethan Kumpf, Jordan and Jaidyn Berry, Ayden Duncan and Joseph Doughty.
Siblings: Lupe Lutz, Frances (James) Jacobo, Joe Rodriguez and Leon (Juanita) Rodriguez. In-laws Connie Rodriguez, Petra Rodriguez, Genie Rodriguez, Robert (Sue) Bussing, Stephen Bussing, Paulette (Richard) Johnson, Peg Arnold, Mary Jo Cox, Margaret Bussing, Carol Bussing and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Visitation will be Thursday at French Funeral Home from 4 to 8pm with Rosary at 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 11:00am at Annunciation Catholic Church with Father John Hollowell officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Cemetery.
The family requests memorial contributions be directed to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry or to the charity of your choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. You may light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.