Source: Indianapolis News Mon 30 June 1997 p 13
Services for Helen Irene Rost Weinhardt Bush, 99, Indianapolis, formerly of Crawfordsville, founder of the National Society of Arts and letters will be at 2 p.m. July 1 in St. Paul Episcopal Church of which she was a member. There will be no calling. Burial will be in Washington Park North Cemetery. She died June 26. Actively involved in several organizations, Mrs. Bush was a published poet and founder and past president of the National Society of Arts and Letters. She was a member of the Woman’s Department Club and served as president of the Federation of Women’s Club sin 1950 and 1952. Her middle name, Irene was chosen by family friend, Civil War Gen. Lew Wallace. The author of Ben Hur, Wallace had used the name for a fictional princess in one of his novels. A graduate of Western Reserve University, Mrs. Bush received a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. Memorial contributions may be made to the national Society of Arts and Letters in care of Louise Davis 6315 Washington Blvd, Indianapolis. She was the widow of Carl J. Weinhardt Sr and Henry Bush. Survivors: daughter-in-law, Annetta Weinhardt; grandchildren Seth Henry, Carl Rost Weinhart, Helen Kathleen Langone, Lucia Rost Weinhardt; four great grandchildren. Flanner & Buchanan Broad Ripple Mortuary is handling arrangements.