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James Rushing

James Rushing

James K. Rushing, 85, of Marissa, IL; born on July 24, 1931 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017.

Mr. Rushing was an electrician. He was a United States Air Force Veteran. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marissa. He was a member of the Robert F. Arnold American Legion Post 172; the Sparta Eagles; Communication Workers of America. Jim loved the outdoors and camping. He always enjoyed working on his projects and “fixing” things. Most of all Jim loved his family. He was very caring husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Frank and Venona, nee Hampton, Rushing. His loving wife of 60 years – Doris, nee Marler, Rushing whom he married on June 26, 1956 and who passed away on August 25, 2016. Also preceded in death by two sisters.

He is survived by his children – Douglas (Trish) Rushing of Marissa, IL; Dawn (Rick) Wilfon of Smithton, IL. His grandchildren – Cory Womack of Smithton, IL; Ryan (Angela) Rushing of Lebanon, MO; January Rushing of Taos, MO; Shawn (Jean Ann) Rushing of Lebanon, MO. His great-grandchildren – Christopher, Sarah, Bethanie, Houston, Kent, Daralyn, Cole. One sister – Norma Vincent of Cedaredge, CO. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

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, February 25, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00noon.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 12:00am with Rev. Philip Gardner officiating.

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

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  1. Administrator says:

    So sorry for your loss. I will miss him tinkering in the yard all the time. Thoughts and prayers for family.

    Posted by: Angela Marler – Marissa, IL – Family Feb 18, 2017

  2. Administrator says:

    Sure sorry to hear this sad news. Your all in our thoughts and our prayers. May the Lord give you a sweet peace that passes all understanding. Love, Bev and Stan

    Posted by: Stan and Bev Lewis – Marissa, IL – friend Feb 19, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. What a kind, loving and dedicated husband, father and grandpa. We will miss seeing him at your home Dawn. Love Ken and Linda

    Posted by: Ken Linda Armstrong – Smithton, IL – Friend Feb 19, 2017

  4. Administrator says:

    So very sorry for your loss!

    Posted by: Christine Seymour (Sinn) – Chester, IL – Friend Feb 19, 2017

  5. Administrator says:

    Miss you and love you. You and Mom are together again. Some day we will all be together again.

    Posted by: Your Little Girl always – Smithton, IL Feb 21, 2017

  6. Administrator says:

    Dear Cousins Dawn, Doug and families,
    With blessings and love know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Uncle Jimmy was a “one of a kind’ Uncle, kind hearted, just special !
    His laugh will remain with all of us, smiling now thinking about him.
    Our family reunions were extra special – his fried chicken the best !
    Our deepest and heartfelt condolences from the Kaesberg kids.
    Now Aunt Doris and Uncle Jimmy are at peace and together again.
    Love you all, cousin Rhonda

    Posted by: Rhonda Kaesberg – Zurich, Switzerland Feb 27, 2017

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