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“Jim and Doug so sorry to hear about doris passing, prayers are with you both. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Harold Simon - Houston, TX

“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...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Tammy Blanchette - Cedaredge, CO

“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...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Bonnie Holtz - Smithton, IL

“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...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Donna Leeper - Coulterville, IL

“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...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Robyn Hammond - Shelbyville, IN

“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...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy Ring - Lebanon, MO

“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...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: dawn wilfon - Smithton, IL

“Sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Nancy Hammons-Carpenter - MS

“Deepest sympathy for the Rushing family. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Terry Gann - Huntsville, TX

“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....Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Stan and Bev Lewis - Marissa, IL

“I'm gonna miss you more than you'll ever know. Your family is in my thoughts, always. Xoxo ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Kelly Holland - Marissa, IL

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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

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.