Wednesday, June 23, 2010

In Memory Of

Leaves that have fallen from the family tree:

* April 4, 2018: ROSCOE W. RUSH, 92, Mary's Home. Passed at the Miller County Care and Rehab Center in Tuscumbia, MO. Visitation with be April 9; 9:30 - 11:00 AM. Phillips Funeral Home Chapel. Mary's Home. Interment will follow at Rush Chapel Cemetery, Jim Henry Road, Mary's Home. 

* October 1, 2014: MELBA K. RUSH, 78, Bonner Springs. Passed September 29, 2014. Visitation 1-2 pm, Service 2 pm, Oct. 3, Alden-Harrington Funeral Home. Private burial. Published in the Kansas City Star on October 1, 2014.

* September 19, 2014: GENE E. RUSH, 80, Kansas City, Kansas, died September 14, 2014. Visitation 10 am, 09-19, Highland Park Funeral Home, 4101 State Ave, KCK. Burial Maple Hill Cem. Gene worked for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for 42 yrs. & was a lifetime member of FOE1100.

* December 11, 2013: LORETTA A. SCHOLTZ, 90, Kansas City, Kansas, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Twin Oaks in Lansing, Kansas. The Visitation will be from 10 to 11 am Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, Kan with the funeral service to follow at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Crossroads Hospice.
Loretta was born Feb. 20, 1923, in Eldon Mo, the daughter of Erda and Olive (RUSH) COFFMAN. She was a graduate of Eldon High School and had worked for TWA, and then was the manager of the Motherhood Maternity Store for 10 years. Loretta was a member of Grandview United Methodist Church, its United Methodist Women's Group and the Victory Hills Golden Age Club. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Donald SCHOLTZ on Dec. 6, 2011, her parents, and two brothers, Elmer "Joe" and Robert COFFMAN. Loretta is survived by a daughter and her husband, grandson, and a great-granddaughter, and a sister. Condolences may be expressed at the the website of the Porter Funeral Home & Crematory

* October 16, 2013: PHYLLIS A. RUSH = July 6, 1948-October 8, 2013.
Mrs. Phyllis A. Rush, 65, of Eugene, Missouri passed away Tuesday October 8, 2013 in Tuscumbia, Missouri. She was born on July 6, 1948 in Garden City, Kansas, the daughter of the late Dale R. and Jesse M. (Horton) Lightner. She was united in marriage with her husband on November 25, 1972 in Eldon, Missouri, who survives of the home.
She is survived by a daughter, two daughter-in-laws, two sons, a son-in-law, and six grandchildren. She is also survived by four brothers and three sisters.
Phyllis was a member of the Eldon Church of the Nazarene serving on the church board and was Sunday School Superintendent and Children's Bible Quizzing Leader. She enjoyed serving GOD and working on church mission trips around the world. She was a 4-H volunteer for thirty-seven years, a member of the Miller County Farm Bureau, and she and her husband were members of the FFA Alumni. She was the owner/operator of Country Curl Beauty Shop, co-owner and operator of the Rush Farms of Eugene, MO. She served as treasurer of Rush Chapel Cemetery and was a bus driver for Miller County R-3 school for twenty years. She loved children and was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and servant of Christ.
Visitation was on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO. and Rev. Jerry W. Frye officiated at her funeral service at the Eldon Church of the Nazarene in Eldon, MO on Friday, October 11, 2013. Interment occurred at the Rush Chapel Cemetery in Eugene, MO. If one wishes to donate to a memorial in Phyllis' honor, please consider contributing to the Children's Quizzing Program at the Eldon Church of the Nazarene or to the Rush Chapel Cemetery. Condolences may be shared with the family at Phillips Funeral Home Eldon, MO

* September 9, 2013: PEGGY SMITH HAKE, 77, of Independence, formerly of Miller County, MO, passed away on June 25, 2013, at home.
She was born in Iberia on August 10, 1935, the daughter of Oliver and Verlie (Wyrick) Smith.
Mrs. Hake was preceded in death by her parents, son Kevin Dean Warman, first husband Kenneth Warman and second husband Ambrose Hake.
After graduating from Iberia High School in 1953, Peggy left Miller County to work in St. Louis, but returned home after one year. After marrying in 1955, she started her family and became a homemaker, at times working to supplement the family income.
After becoming a single parent in 1968, Mrs. Hake moved to Kansas City, Kansas, where she worked full-time while raising her four remaining children in sometimes difficult and trying times. Before leaving Kansas City behind, she had worked her way up the ladder to become a vice president of the Indian Springs State Bank.
Upon returning to Miller County, Mrs. Hake started her career in newspaper, politics and community service. Her love of the written word and books was the basis for her "Windows to the Past" column that ran weekly in the Miller County Autogram-Sentinel for nearly 30 years, as well as writing three books about historical events in Miller county. Mrs. Hake's love for reading and writing also inspired one daughter to become a writer and a son to become a newspaper editor.
However, her true passion took off when she started her work in genealogy around 1975. Through the years, Peggy became one of the foremost experts in the history of the people of Miller County, central Missouri and the roots from which those families grew.
Some of her many accomplishments and service to her community include being a two-term Miller County Commissioner, actively involved in several Iberia community organizations and working on and leading the Miller County Historical Society, which honored her with its inaugural award for service to the society in 2010.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, one brother, three step-children and their spouses, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Fancher-Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia the last of June 2013 with burial in the Iberia Cemetery.
If you wish to share condolences with the family, please click here. 
Kinship -- Mrs. Hake was David's fourth cousin through the LOVEALLS.

* December 22, 2012: WILLIAM E. RUSH (1919-2012) We extend our sympathies to the family of William E. Rush. He was born Nov. 2, 1919 in Coffeyville, Kansas to William and Laura (SULLINS) RUSH and died December 14, 2012 at home surrounded by his loved ones.

* August 2, 2012: ARCHIE TRUEMAN RUSH, Jr. We just got word that Junior passed away. We extend our deepest sympathies to his children as they grieve the passing of their father.
* August 17, 2010: LARRY "KELAN" SPALDING, Age 74, passed away Friday, July 30, 2010, in Springfield, MO. See his full obituary at
* June 23, 2010: VIANNA LOUISE (FARLEY) STEEN, 72, of Independence, Missouri, passed away June 6, 2010. Vianna was born March 22, 1938, in Milan, Missouri, the daughter of James Franklin and Mildred Vianna (Forrester) Farley. She was a member of the New Salem Baptist Church, Independence, MO. To leave condolences in the guest book, visit

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