Stephen Bush, of Salem, Missouri passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at his home, at the age of 23. He succumbed to a quiet, insidious disease: depression disorder. Stephen suffered valiantly from the ravages of this physically transparent illness for the last few years. Depression is as deadly as cancer or heart disease. It is a disease of the mind and one’s mental outlook. Stephen was born in Rolla, Missouri on February 16, 1995 to Jeramie and Tasha (Keel) Bush. He was a precocious child who loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting; he also enjoyed working on cars, and spending time with family and friends. On August 23, 2011 Stephen married the love of his life Miss Kelsey Owens, this union was blessed with four children. Stephen was a hard worker, going out in the elements everyday, cutting timber to provide for his family, he adored his family and loved every minute he could spend with them. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, and brother, and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. Stephen Bush is survived by his parents, Jeramie and Tasha Bush, of Salem, MO; wife Kelsey Bush, of the home; children, Taylor, Connor, Jaxon,and Aubree Bush; brother, Dustin Bush, of Houston, MO; sister, Shelby Bush, of Salem, father and mother-inlaw, Bruce and Gayla Owens, of Salem, MO; brother and sister-in law, Orion and Kayla Vannortwick, of Salem, MO. A host of extended family and friends. Funeral service for Stephen Bush will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the Salem Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary at 11:00 AM with Chris Morago officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Chapel on Thursday prior to the service from 9-11AM. Memorials are suggested to his family, cards are available at all James & Gahr locations. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Stephen Bush please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Stephen Bush February 16 1995 January 11 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Salem, state: Missouri