Valerie had a generous spirit. If she had something you needed, she’d hand it over, and do it with a big, warm smile. That’s how those who knew Valerie (Mason) Hush will remember her. She’d turn on that same big smile to be welcoming and inviting in crowds of people. She was one of those people who never met a stranger. She could strike up a conversation anywhere, with anyone. Over the years, she could be found making friends in the stands at football games, baseball/softball games, and even at volleyball games for a bit while her kids were out there playing; watching them play was one of the biggest joys of her life. Most recently, she could be found welcoming and helping out in her church, Christians Seeking God Church, still using that God given smile to draw people in and make them feel like they belong. In recent years, she faced extremely difficult circumstances; however, she finished strong. Many obstacles and regrets paved a rugged path that few would choose to travel; however, she took it for what it was and began working her way forward one step at a time. Mending fences, learning to apologize and to accept apologies, as well as to truly forgive are all lessons not easily learned. She stepped up and put in the work needed to keep moving forward because that rugged path led to where she wanted to go: healing and restored relationships, living in the joy of the Lord. Her sweet Pastor Marcy Jeter, as well as her church family were instrumental in helping her remember the things she’d learned as a girl in her Daddy’s church. She returned to those roots and was growing, trying to serve Jesus to the best of her ability. Knowing the life of the homeless, she wanted to be part of actively reaching out to that community; her physical limitations made it difficult to do so, but she could lend a shoulder to cry on or an ear to listen. She could offer a word of encouragement or practical advice. She could offer to pray with and for someone as they navigated their own rugged path. While it came unexpectedly, she finished her race on November 15, 2023, and she finished strong. Preceding her in death are her father, George E Mason Sr, and daughter, Lisa Hush. Left to cherish her memory are: her husband of 38 years, C. Michael Hush, her children, C. Robert Hush, Rodney (Christina Diewald) Hush, Sabrina Hush, & Matt (Shawna) Hush, Grandchildren Austin, Avery, Aubrey, Axle, Ryder & Millie, her mother, Juanita Mason, Siblings, Eddie (Becky) Mason, Curtis (Amy) Mason, Greg (Starla) Mason, & Sarah Mason along with numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and special friends. The family will receive visitors on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the Tidd Funeral Home in Hilliard, Ohio with the Funeral immediately following at 3:00 pm.