Rose Mary (Kenny) Usher (1926 - 2019)

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Service Information
Effingham Chapel - Rincon
2460 Highway 21 South
Rincon, GA
31326
(912)-754-6421
Rosary
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019
5:30 PM
Effingham Chapel - Rincon
2460 Highway 21 South
Rincon, GA 31326
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Visitation
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Effingham Chapel - Rincon
2460 Highway 21 South
Rincon, GA 31326
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Funeral Mass
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019
11:00 AM
St. Boniface Catholic Church
Obituary

SPRINGFIELD - Rose Mary Kenny Usher, 93, died Dec. 15, 2019, at home under the care of Bethany Hospice, Sharin Spells, Beverly Smith and Mary Thomas.
She was born Aug. 26, 1926, in Savannah to Florence K. Futch and Nicholas S. Kenny, (both deceased), and her brother, Nick Kenny (deceased).
She took tremendous pride in the fact that she was a great niece to Florence Martus, "The Waving Girl." She met and married the love of her life, George B. Usher Sr. and moved to Springfield. They had six children, Rose Ann Yarbrough, (deceased), Judith U. Sheahan, George "Benny" Usher Jr., John Kenny Usher (Diana), Timothy Daniel Usher (Holly) and Mary Jane U. Heyman (Julian); 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She attended St. Vincent's Academy in Savannah. When she moved to Effingham, she was one of the first Catholics. She spearheaded a letter writing campaign to get a Catholic Church in Effingham County. This was by far her proudest spiritual achievement. Along with several St. Boniface members she began a weekly Rosary Prayer Group whereby they prayed for church and community members in need of prayer.
On Nov. 23, 2003, she and George were awarded the Diocese of Savannah Bishop Gartland Service Award from St. Boniface Church.
She was a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #209 and served many different offices including president. She was also a VFW auxiliary member.
She was the oldest living survivor of cancer in Effingham County. She began the support group for breast cancer survivors later named "The Rose Buds."
She was a Pink Lady for the Effingham County Hospital Auxiliary and logged thousands of hours. She was a longtime member of the Springfield Garden Club.
Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Dec, 18, 2019, at St. Boniface Catholic Church.
Interment will follow in Springfield Cemetery.
Remembrances may be given to St. Boniface Catholic Church Building Fund, 1952 Hwy. 21 S., Springfield, GA 31329 or , www.cancer.org.
Published in Effingham Herald from Dec. 18 to Dec. 24, 2019
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