Nora Irene Bussell "Pookie" Kuchna

Sept. 6, 1957-Jan. 6, 2022


Nora Irene Bussell Kuchna, affectionately known as “Pookie” to family and friends, age 64, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 6, 2022, at Standing Stone Health and Rehab, in Monterey.

Pookie was born Sept. 6, 1957, in Sparta, to Ardin Olan Bussell and Geneva Richardson Bussell.

She was a homemaker. She enjoyed collecting ceramic dolphins and angels.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alan Kuchna; son, William Kuchna; sister, Linda Lou Bussell Sparkman; infant sister, Brenda Jean Bussell; and brother, Gary Wayne Bussell.

Survivors include her daughter, Anna Whitehead; sister, Shirley Brevard; brother, James “Ardie” Bussell; brother-in-law, Steve Sparkman; and several nieces and nephews.

In honor of Pookie's wishes, she will be cremated, and her ashes will be interred with her husband, in Michigan.

No local services are planned.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of cremation arrangements.