Mary "Jean" Rush

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PIQUA - Mary "Jean" Rush, 77, of Piqua, died at 12:10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at Piqua Manor Nursing Home, Piqua.
She was born on Aug. 3, 1935, in Sidney to the late Donald C. and Mary L. (Meyers) White. On Nov. 11, 1977, in Piqua, she married Elzie "Hank" Rush. He preceded her in death on May 16, 2003.
Jean is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Tina Butts, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Jeff and Kim Butts, Piqua, and Jim Butts, Miami , Fla.; one daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Russ Teears, Union Mills, N.C.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tony and Milda White, and Rick and Lana White, all of Piqua; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Jean graduated from Piqua Catholic High School in 1953. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Piqua. Jean was also a member of American Legion No. 184 and Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 4874. She loved to play Euchre and other card games. Jean worked as a secretary at Sussman's in Piqua for more than 15 years before moving to Sebring, Fla. In 2003 she moved back to Piqua.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, with her son, Dr. John Butts, officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements are being handled by Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua.
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Published in Sidney Daily News on Sept. 13, 2012