Norma Jean (Yakel) Rush (1924 - 2017)


Norma Jean Rush, 92, of Altamont, formerly of St. Elmo, died at 7:25 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont. Burial will be in Sidener Cemetery in rural St. Elmo. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials: Sidener Cemetery, The Gideons International or donor's choice. Online condolences can be expressed at
Mrs. Rush was born on Monday, June 16, 1924, in St. Elmo, the daughter of Charles Lester and Gaynell Elizabeth (Eaton) Yakel. She married Noble Frank Rush Jr. on March 22, 1942, while he as serving his country during World War II; he preceded her in death.
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Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home
College & North
Brownstown, IL 62418
(618) 427-3344
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Published in The Leader-Union from Apr. 28 to May 10, 2017