Daryle Hadley Busch

There will be a visitation for Daryle Hadley Busch, 93, from Lawrence, Kansas, from 2:00 ~ 5:00 p.m., Sunday, May 23, 2021 at Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service – Northwest, 1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43221. A funeral service for Daryle will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 24, 2021 at Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service – Northwest. The service will be available online at www.schoedinger.com. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio with Military Honors. Daryle passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Neuvant House of Lawrence.

Daryle was born on March 30, 1928 in Carterville, Illinois, the son of Dwight Hayes and Ione (Bauman) Busch.

He was a Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Ohio State University from 1954 ~ 1988, and the University of Kansas from 1988 ~ 2016.

He married Geraldine Barnes on March 11, 1951 in Herrin, Illinois. She survives the home.

Other survivors include his children, Michael C. Busch, Steven J. (Becky) Busch, Cheryl A. (John) Rome, Kristina M. (Eric) Rodriguez, eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Daryle was preceded in death by his parents, Dwight and Ione, son, Derek H., and sister, Robbye Joanna.

Memorial contributions may be made in Daryle’s name to The Alzheimer’s Association and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

4 Condolences

  1. Tammy and Don Steeples on May 20, 2021 at 10:40 am

    We have enjoyed knowing Daryle and Geri for many years. Daryle was always so nice to everyone. We were sad to hear of his passing. Please accept our condolences for your loss.

  2. Brad Buecker on May 20, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    When I began my chemistry education at Springfield College in Illinois in 1975, the text book was that co-authored by Dr. Busch. When we moved to Lawrence, Kansas in 1993, it was one of the books I brought with me, minus the front cover, and I had the wonderful opportunity to have it autographed by Dr. Busch in the mid-1990s. My heart-felt condolences on his passing.


    Brad Buecker (and the last name is pronounced “beaker,” which I mentioned to Dr. Busch)
    Lawrence, Kansas

  3. Marlin Harmony on May 21, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Geri: We were saddened at the news but relieved that the long struggle was over. You have been such a great comfort to Daryle over these past hard years. Back in 1988, you and Daryle immediately joined in as 100% KU stalwarts, and Daryle led the Chemistry Department’s research efforts tirelessly. He has been and continues to be missed. Please stay well.
    Marlin and Nancy

  4. Dick and Barbara Schowen on May 25, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Dear Jeri and family,
    We were so sorry to hear the news and not long after having seen you, but know how you and family have have supported Daryle these past difficult years. You were a model of love and devotion throughout. He was a superb scientist and Dick was honored to have been able to contribute in some of what Daryle was spearheading so effectively with the Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis. We send our sympathy to you and all of your children, grandchildren, and extended family at this time, along with best wishes for strength and comfort at this time.
    Barbara and Dick

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