Doris Ann, nee Marler, Rushing, 77, of Marissa, IL; born on January 24, 1939 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016 in Cedaredge, CO.
Mrs. Rushing was a loving homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Marissa where she served on the Pastor Parrish Committee. She was a member of the Marissa Chamber of Commerce. Doris was a 20 year cancer survivor and was the director of the Rushing for the Cure Foundation and worked tirelessly to fund breast cancer research.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Bron and Ora, nee Blank, Marler. Three brothers – Jack Marler; Clarence Marler; Bill Marler. One sister – Betty Jean Marler.
She is survived by her loving husband – James Rushing whom she married on June 26, 1956. Her children – Douglas (Trish) Rushing of Marissa, IL; Dawn (Rick) Wilfon of Smithton, IL. Her grandchildren – Cory Womack of Smithton, IL; Ryan (Angela) Rushing of Lebanon, MO; January Rushing of Taos, MO; Shawn (Jean Ann) Rushing of Lebanon, MO. Her great-grandchildren – Christopher, Sarah, Bethanie, Houston, Kent, Daralyn, Cole. Three sisters-in-law – Marty Marler; Angie Marler; Norma Vincent.
Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com.
Memorials may be made to Rushing for the Cure for the benefit of the Siteman Cancer Center.
Visitation: Friends may call at the First United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 11:00am with Rev. Philip Gardner officiating.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.