Joyce Bush

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Joyce Ann Bush, nee Gross, 77, of Belleville, IL, born June 24, 1940, in Bartelso, IL, died Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Cedarhurst of Shiloh, Shiloh, IL.

Mrs. Bush was a devoted wife and mother.  After her family was raised she became a certified medical assistant and worked in the outpatient surgery center at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.  She was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL., and was active with the Pregnancy Care Center.  Joyce was a member of the Silver Creek Garden Club and the Freeburg Homemakers Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Marshall D. Bush, whom she married on March 28, 1963, and who died on March 17, 2010; and her parents, Walter and Priscilla, nee Myers, Gross.

Surviving are two daughters and a son, Natalie F. Herbert, Susan T. (Mark) Daily, and David M. Bush, all of Belleville, IL;
three grandchildren, Kyle Wisneski, Jake Daily, and Devin McKenzie;
three great-grandchildren, David, Carter, and Kyleigh;
a sister, Bonnie (L.J.) Harms of Trenton, IL;
a brother, Dr. Stan Gross of O’Fallon, MO;
brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Pregnancy Care Center of Belleville or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Father John Myler officiating.

Burial will be held at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL


9 Comments on Joyce Bush

Laurie Gundlach Frillman said : Guest Report Mar 15, 2018 at 2:42 PM

Even though it’s the process of human life, I was deeply saddened at the passing of Mrs. Bush. She was one of the loveliest, most elegant and charming people I’ve ever known. Thoughts of her always brought a smile. To my childhood friends Natalie, Susie and David, Godspeed comfort and peace to you. Sending love and prayers.

  • St. Louis
  • Missouri
Jerry & Edith Myers said : Guest Report Mar 14, 2018 at 4:35 AM

Joyce was the most loving, friendly, sincere, happy, honest, caring, helpful, unselfish & a child of our Lord. She was what a Christian should be. She practiced & lived her faith. She loved her children, Marshall, her husband & her puppy dog Goldie. When we would come over, unannounced, we were always welcomed & fed. She always wanted to feed us & the kids Joyce was selfless & suppotive. She made a grape pie once & Jerry went crazy over the pie. Best grape pie ever!! I would love her recipe. Joyce you will be dearly missed. You have left us with wonderful memories. One day we will share our memories & play cards again & eat grape pie❤

  • Duluth
  • Georgia
Barbara (Gundlach) Compton said : Guest Report Mar 13, 2018 at 12:15 AM

Natalie, Susan & David: So very sorry for your loss. Your mother one of the sweetest ladies I knew. When you lived in the neighborhood the door was as always open. I’m sure she went straight to heaven.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Pam & Rick Kusmer said : Guest Report Mar 12, 2018 at 11:11 PM

We are so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was one of the kindest people. She was always so welcoming. Condolences and prayers to all of you.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jeff Mueller said : Guest Report Mar 12, 2018 at 8:14 PM

So many great memories of pool parties and other family events at the home of Aunt Joyce and Uncle Marshall. Joyce was one of the sweetest and kindest people I have ever known and was always happy to share her time. She loved her Lord and her faith and is now in her true home that has always been waiting for her.

  • New Athens
  • Illinois
David Jockenhoefer said : Guest Report Mar 12, 2018 at 2:40 AM

Sue,David and Natalie our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Take this time to celebrate your mom’s life which was rich and full. You all should be so proud to have had such a loving and caring mother all these years. She will look after you all from above. Aunt Joyce and your dad Marshall were great parents all these years and I know you will miss your mom. Such a wonderful human being. Love to you all....Dave God Bless you all.

  • St. Louis
  • Missouri
Lee Paul said : Guest Report Mar 10, 2018 at 11:33 PM

I've known Joyce for right at 50 years.I've always thought She was a very caring, religious, and humorous person all of those years. May she Rest in Peace. We were Friends, Lee Paul

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Marge Bradberry said : Guest Report Mar 10, 2018 at 9:04 PM

So sorry for your loss! Hopefully Marshall was there to receive her and the rest of the family! Heaven is getting a sweet, kind, caring and beautiful soul. I will miss her!

  • Jacksonville
  • Fl
Barbie Whitehead said : Guest Report Mar 10, 2018 at 8:50 PM

Natalie, Sue and David, So very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I always remember her in your kitchen doing things while Marshall was either outside or in the living room. I don't think I ever saw your mom sit down. Know that your parents are together again and many people are praying for you all at this difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • IL

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