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1936 Dorothy 2022

Dorothy Bush

January 1, 1936 — October 20, 2022

Dorothy Ann Oakley Bush, daughter of the late Samuel Young Oakley Sr. and Wilma Miller Oakley was born January 1st, 1936 and she departed this life on October 20, , 2022 having attained the age of 86 years. She was united in marriage to Jesse Bush on May 27th, 1957 in Miami, Florida. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include; five children, Deborah (and John) Gallagher, of Bronston, KY, Kathy (and Eric) Matthews of Gaffney, South Carolina, Tim Bush of Busy, Kentucky, Rita Kelso of West Chester, Ohio, and Nicholas (and Ginny) Bush of Somerset, Kentucky; 16 grandchildren, John (and Sandra) Gallagher Jr. of Monticello, KY, Sam Gallagher of Las Vegas, Nevada, Ann (and Jamie) Corder of Somerset, Kentucky, Crystal Bush of Somerset, Kentucky, Jessica Poole of Richmond, Kentucky, James (and Susan) Bush of Decatur, Georgia, Daniel (and Cheryl) Bush of Cumming, Georgia, Kayra (and Jonathon) Campbell of Hyden, Kentucky, Cody Bush, and Anthony Gayheart both of Hazard, Kentucky, Brianna Bush, Brandie Bush, Lillian Bush all of Busy, Kentucky, and Olivia Alexander, Jeremiah and Annabelle Bush all of Somerset, Kentucky; 23 great grandchildren, Kayla (and Tyler) Burke, Jaxon Gallagher, Jake Corder, Autumn Phelps, Abigail Weldon, Ayden Bush, Jayden Manuel, Jayson Bush, Jaycob and Darius Poole, Abigail, Alessa and Allie Bush, Wyler and Alaric Combs, Jensen, Jolene and Penelope Campbell, Charlie Bush, Tyler Valentor, Skyler Richardson, Khloe and Aubrey; three great great grandchildren, Laney, Brayden, and Bennett Burke; three brothers, James(and Robyn) Oakley, Steve (and Kerri) Oakley, and Danny and Rhonda) Oakley; three sisters, Sandy Dulaney, Colleen McMahan, and Sue (and Don) Fisher; one sister-in-law, Pam Oakley and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives who mourn her passing.

Other than her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by; three brothers, Sam Oakley, Jr., Milton Oakley, and Thomas Oakley; two brothers-in-law, Bill McMahan and Jim Dulaney; one sister, Jean Lawson; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Oakley and Evelyn Oakley; one grand daughter, Jessica Richardson and one great great grandson, Bentley Cole Burke.

Dorothy was a wonderful mom and grandmother, she loved spending time with her family. She was also a retired Ohio Bell Telephone operator. Dorothy was the first president of the Jimmy Dean Fan Club and she loved country music. She also enjoyed gardening, bowling and watching UK Basketball games.

A funeral service for Dorothy Bush will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 at the Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Clark officiating. Burial will follow in the Mill Springs National Cemetery at Nancy, Kentucky.

The family of Dorothy Bush will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 1st until time for services. Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family of Dorothy Ann Oakley Bush.

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