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Doug Rushing

Doug Rushing


Douglas “Doug” Kent Rushing, 63, of Marissa, IL; born on December 21, 1956 in Red Bud, IL; passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Mr. Rushing was a proud coal miner.  He also worked for the City of Marissa.  He was a member of the Marissa Methodist Church.  Doug loved listening to Rock n’ Roll and he didn’t listen to any radio station unless it was KSHE 95.  He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family.  He was also a volunteer firefighter at the Marissa Fire Department.  Doug was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

He was preceded in death by his parents – James Kent and Doris Ann (Marler) Rushing.  Paternal Grandparents – Frank and Vernona Rushing.  Maternal Grandparents – Bron and Ora Marler.

He is survived by his loving wife – Trish Rushing of Marissa, IL to whom he married on October 31, 1990 in Belleville, IL.  Five Children – Ryan (Angela) Rushing of Fairbanks, AK; January Rushing of Taos, MO; Shawn (JeanAnn) Rushing of Lebanon, MO; Ronald Seering, Jr. of Marissa, IL; Jeremy (Liza) Seering of Yelm, WA.  Fifteen Grandchildren – Dustin, Houston, Kent, Daralyn, Brian, Vincent, David, Christopher, Sarah, Bethany, Cole, Ember, Courtney, Samantha and Austin. One Sister – Dawn (Rick) Wilfon of Smithton, IL.  One Nephew – Cory Womack.  Several cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Siteman Cancer Center.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: A visitation will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Sunday, August 23, 2020 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Greg Sturgeon says:

    Last Saturday 8/15 after being away for a week, I was checking on my garden and found a rotten tomato. When I picked it, l had a flashback childhood memory that brought a smile. My old friends Doug, John, and I picked some rotten tomatoes from Doug’s parents garden. Always looking for ways to entertain ourselves, we decided to toss some at passing cars from behind a bush at Doug’s house. It was all fun and games until we hit one.
    As I smiled I wondered how my old friend was doing these days. A few days later another friend called me with the sad news. I left Marissa after high school and whenever I came back to visit I would always hook up with Doug and we would laugh over the stupid things we had done as kids.
    I was blessed to have Doug as one of my friends and now look forward someday to seeing him again in Heaven.
    Trish, God bless you for all the love and care you gave. Your love sustained him for years.

  2. Hank Roth says:

    Trish,you have my sympathy.
    Doug was a good friend,working at the mine,together. And a very good friend,outside of work. May he rest in peace! Hank Roth.

  3. Kathy Ring says:

    January, Ryan, and Shawn, My heart breaks for you. Losing a parent is one of the hardest things we go through in life especially when they pass too young. No matter when it happens you never have enough time with them. MY thoughts and prayers are with all of you and the family as you find your way through this sad journey. Love all of you kids and it has been my privledge watching you all grow into wonderful adults that I know you dad was so proud of.

  4. Keith Johnson says:

    Trish…So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing…..he was a old friend…he worked for me at the mine a very good worker and a very good person….I lost track of Doug when we moved away from Marissa but still kept track of him through my brother Richard when we talked on the phone…..Again so sorry.

  5. Nanette Campbell says:

    Dear Trish,
    I hold you in heart, prayers and thoughts with the loss of your loving husband.
    Doug was a great man. Kind to everyone always! I cry with your family as so many people are touched by his life as husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, nephew and friend. He is already greatly missed.

  6. Ron Kohring says:

    My deepest sympathy to Doug’s family. We worked together at the mine. I think of him often, and wish the family well. I will always think of him as my good old friend.

  7. Rebecca Pass says:

    Trish, Dawn, January, and all the Rushing family, please accept my love and condolences. Doug was a wonderful man and a good friend. I know you will miss him. There are no words that will take away the pain you are feeling, but with time it will be easier to bear. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  8. Timothy j Frisch says:

    Sorry for your trish you doug are great people.Rest in peace my friend

  9. Tammy Blanchette says:

    I’m sorry for the loss of your dear brother. From everything I’ve heard he was an all-around good guy. I wish I could’ve had an opportunity to get to know him better. I enjoyed his Facebook posts and appreciate the homemade wine he sent to us. Stay strong! Love, Tammy (David too!)

  10. Doug Behl says:

    This is for the best friend i ever had ever since freashmen in high school we have had many good times love you my dear friend.. rest in peace with your parents.

  11. Susannasaffold says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and family

  12. Nancy Carpenter says:

    RIP dear brother in law. You will be missed and never forgotten. Go rest high on that mountain. Your work on earth is done. Love you

  13. Cathy Sinn Flowers says:

    Trish, I am so very sorry about Doug. He really was a nice guy. I am so glad I got to know him again in the past decade. May he Rest In Peace. Prayers for all of you!

  14. Harold Simon says:

    Trish. Sorry to hear about Doug. Harold Simon.

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