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Doris Rushing

Doris Rushing

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.

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  1. Administrator says:

    I’m gonna miss you more than you’ll ever know. Your family is in my thoughts, always. Xoxo

    Posted by: Kelly Holland – Marissa, IL – Friend Aug 29, 2016

  2. Administrator says:

    We were so sorry to hear this news while in Texas. Praying you all find that sweet peace that passes all understanding that only Jesus can give. Doris will be so missed.

    Posted by: Stan and Bev Lewis – Marissa, IL – Friend Aug 30, 2016

  3. Administrator says:

    Deepest sympathy for the Rushing family.

    Posted by: Terry Gann – Huntsville, TX – Family Friend Aug 30, 2016

  4. Administrator says:

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family

    Posted by: Nancy Hammons-Carpenter – Brookhaven, MS – Family Friend Aug 30, 2016

  5. Administrator says:

    Mother, you are an inspiration to many. I am so proud of you. I thank God for allowing us the time we had together. You are my hero,my rock,my best friend. I will miss you dearly, and know that some day we will be together again. Love you with all my heart. Your daughter, Dawn

    Posted by: dawn wilfon – Smithton, IL – Family Aug 30, 2016

  6. Administrator says:

    January, Shawn and Ryan, I am so sorry about your Grandma. It is hard to come to grips when someone is taken from us so suddenly and someone who had so much love to still give and living to do. You will still see her in so many different ways and in your heart you will know it is her. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Love Ya, Kathy

    Posted by: Kathy Ring – Lebanon, MO – Family Friend Aug 30, 2016

  7. Administrator says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Doris. I met Doris when my husband started working at the Prarie State power house. I took my son to the park and there was a cancer walk. Well of course I met Doris and she encouraged me to join in all the fun. I purchased several tickets for the raffle and we bought food and met some really nice people. I ended up winning all kinds of stuff but the best

    Posted by: Robyn Hammond – Shelbyville, IN – Acquaintance Aug 31, 2016

  8. Administrator says:

    Jim, Doug(Trish), Dawn(Rick) and the rest of her family, I’m Soooooooooooooo very sorry for your loss! I just saw this on fb. I’m so very sad and for you all too! I loved Doris, she always brought a smile to my face, no matter the mood I was in. Then as years went on, for a variety of reasons, we didn’t see each other much, but when we did, it was just like we had seen each other the day

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    Posted by: Donna Leeper – Coulterville, IL – Friend Aug 31, 2016

  9. Administrator says:

    Jim, Doug(Trish), Dawn(Rick) and the rest of her family, I’m Soooooooooooooo very sorry for your loss! I just saw this on fb. I’m so very sad and for you all too! I loved Doris, she always brought a smile to my face, no matter the mood I was in. Then as years went on, for a variety of reasons, we didn’t see each other much, but when we did, it was just like we had seen each other the day

    Posted by: Donna Leeper – Coulterville, IL – Friend Aug 31, 2016

  10. Administrator says:

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the Rushing Family. Doris was a very special lady. She did a lot of work for the Siteman Cancer Center and was such an inspiration to everyone. She will be greatly missed. The Rhodes Family

    Posted by: Bonnie Holtz – Smithton, IL – Family Aug 31, 2016

  11. Administrator says:

    Dawn, We are so sorry that Aunt Doris left this earth but know she is in a better place. We’re so glad we got to spend a little time with her and got to know you and Jim better. We hope to stay in touch and see you again very soon. Love and miss you, Tammy and David

    Posted by: Tammy Blanchette – Cedaredge, CO Aug 31, 2016

  12. Administrator says:

    Jim and Doug so sorry to hear about doris passing, prayers are with you both.

    Posted by: Harold Simon – Houston, TX – Family Friend Oct 24, 2016

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