Mabel D. Rush – McLeansboro

98-year-old Mabel D. Rush of McLeansboro, passed away Sunday evening August 11, at Hamilton Memorial Nursing Home. She was born October 17, 1920 in Essex, MO the daughter of Joseph and Hallie (Lewis) Gaines. She married John Rush, Jr., on July 13, 1939 in Kentucky and he preceded her in death on August 27, 1989.

Mabel and her husband owned and operated a grocery store in Springerton for 20 years. She loved doing puzzles and reading and was a member of the Springerton Christian Church.

She is survived by her son, Ron (Lew Jean) Rush; daughters, Mae Becker and Rebecca Rush; nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren, and her sister, Louise Fortier. She was preceded in death by her husband, her son, John Rush III and brothers, Leroy Lewis and C.A. Reak.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 16 at the Springerton Christian Church with Ron Lamp and Curt Rush officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until services. Burial will be in Springerton Cemetery. The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at