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Betty Lou (Cornwell) Bush

January 21, 1931 — January 21, 2017

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Mrs. Betty L. Bush, age 86 of Franklin, KY., entered into rest Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2:45 AM at the Medical Center in Franklin, KY.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home where a Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 24,2017,with burial to follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, KY.

Mrs. Bush was born January 21, 1931 in Franklin, KY. to the late Henry Cornwell and the late Velma Rutherford Cornwell.  She was preceded in death by 2 brothers Marshall and Jim Cornwell and a sister Margaret Eubanks.

She is survived by her husband, Haskel Bush, a daughter Leann Carr of Indianapolis, IN., 2 sons Jack Bush (Tanya) of Bowling Green, KY. and Alan Bush (Melissa) of Franklin, KY., 6 grandchildren James, Jarrod, Zach, Austin and Cassie Bush and Angel Lloyd, 3 great grandchildren Tyler and Rylan Bush and Sydney O’Conner.

Mrs. Bush was a member of the Bethany Church of Christ and was a homemaker.

She graduated from Franklin Simpson high school 1949. She was voted most athletic female of her graduating class.  She worked at Western Electric (Indianapolis) making phones from 1957-1965, worked at Sears in lady dresses from 1966-1970.

She was active in the community  working as judge in elections, volunteering schools as a Cub Scout Den Mother, PTA secretary, and Sunday School Teacher.  Once we went through 2 feet of snow to get to church on a Wednesday night bible class.

She loved to watch all levels basketball with intensity from Southport H.S. Cardinals, Purdue Boilermakers to the Kentucky Wildcats.  Taught me to love the game!

She planned wonderful vacations to Washington D.C., Florida, Smokey Mountains, Indiana Beach, and Missouri/St. Louis history designations.  Real history buff!

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Monday, January 23, 2017, and from 6:00 AM until funeral service time on Tuesday at Gilbert Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Bethany Church of Christ, Potters Children’s Home or the American Diabetes Association.

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