Born July 27, 1925 in Owensburg, she was the daughter of Zelbert and Edith (Gainey) Swango Hamilton.
She was a homemaker who also worked for NSA Crane in ordinance for seven years. She attended the Owensburg Baptist Church and was an avid card player who enjoyed playing Euchre and Bridge. She also enjoyed spending quality time with her Pekingese, Megan.
Surviving relatives include: her sons, Jarold W. Rush (Marilyn) of Koleen and Zeb E. Rush (Janet) of Bloomfield; one daughter, Teresa Saunders (Tom) of Bloomington; one sister, Rosemary McKamey (Jim) of Bloomfield; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Harold W. Rush on July 25, 1994; one son, Rodney Dale Rush; granddaughter, Jeanie Rush; and her parents.
Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2010 at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Jim Dwyer officiating. Interment will be in Owensburg Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one-hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.
The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to the Owensburg Cemetery Association.
Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.