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Sr. Kathleen Bush, CDP, died on October 3, 2012 at Holy Family Home in Melbourne. She was 77 years of age and a professed member of the Congregation of Divine Providence for 59 years. Katherine Estelle Bush was born in Covington, Kentucky on July 7, 1935. She was the second of two daughters born to Rollin and Margaret Bush. Her parents and her sister Peggy preceded her in death. She is survived by her brother-in-law Robert Lee, three nieces, Linda Lee, Susan Poole and Juliann Ross, a cousin Mary Helen Halderman and her religious community. Kathleen entered the Congregation of Divine Providence in August of 1951. She made first profession of vows in 1953 and professed her final vows in 1958. She spent the first 28 years of her ministry as an elementary school teacher in Kentucky, having taught in Catholic schools in Melbourne, Newport, Corbin and Lexington. She received her Masters degree in Social Work in 1981 and began her second career of 22 years as a Clinical Counselor at Catholic Charities in Latonia.She retired from active ministry in 2004 and resided at Holy Family Home. Visitation will begin in Saint Anne Convent Chapel on October 8 at 3:30 PM. A Wake Service will be held at 4:00 and the Mass of Christian Burial at 4:30. Burial will follow in the convent cemetery. Memorials to the Congregation of Divine Providence, 1000 Saint Anne Drive, Melbourne, KY 41059. Online condolences can be given at www.dmefuneral.com .
Published in the Kentucky Enquirer on Oct. 6, 2012