Joseph Stephen Bush
Joseph Stephen Bush

Louisville - Joe Bush, 82, passed away on February 25, 2021 with a longing for eternity, where he could forevermore hold the hand of his daughter Betsy and dance with her before the Lord, in thanksgiving for all the gifts he received and the time to enjoy them.

As owner/operator of Joe & Mike's Pretty Good Tours, he enjoyed giving local tours and telling stories of the city he was proud to call home. During his career, he also worked for Shockey Tours, Spalding University and the Falls City Brewing Company.

He was a member of St. Martha Church for 53 years where he served two terms on the Parish Council, was a religious education teacher, and sang in the choir. He loved to sing and also spent time in the Kentucky Opera Chorus (11 yrs), Holy Name Choral Club, The Carousels (18 yrs), and the St. Martin of Tours Choir (6 yrs). He was a graduate of Flaget High School, St. Thomas Seminary & Bellarmine University, where he was a board member of the Veritas Society. He was a proud peace-time veteran of the United States Army.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Bush; and a sister, Ruth Kehl.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years Gloria Ann (Kulp) Bush; children, Gretchen Bush (Mark Rosenthal), Laura Bowman (John); Stephen Bush (Katie), Danny Bush (Kristina); grandchildren, Matthew Bowman (Amber), Kelcie & Mallory Bowman, Annie, Michael, Wyatt, Samuel and Seth Bush; sisters, Mary Bush Gatton and Pat Bush; and brothers, Bob Bush (Linda), Mike Bush, and John Bush (Joanna).

Visitation will be held Monday, March 1 from 2 - 8 pm at Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home 3800 Bardstown Rd. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 2 at 10 am at St. Martha Church with burial to follow.





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Published by Courier-Journal from Feb. 26 to Feb. 28, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Mar
1
Visitation
2:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home - Bardstown
3800 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40218
Mar
2
Funeral service
10:00a.m.
St. Martha Church
Funeral services provided by:
Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home - Bardstown
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Mary's Gilda's Club team
March 1, 2021
Thinking of you, Steve and your whole family. We love you.
Christy, Frank and Murphy Anne
March 1, 2021
Christy, Frank and Murphy Anne
March 1, 2021
OUR HEARTS ARE SAD FOR YOU GLORIA AND YOUR FAMILY. JOE WAS A WONDERFUL MAN.
Prayers for all of you.
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February 27, 2021
Gretchen, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.
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February 27, 2021
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February 26, 2021
"If I were a rich man.... la-da-da-dada-de....I would just want Joe Bush as my friend."
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February 26, 2021