March 31, 2005

(3/2/1923 – 3/26/2005)

Stanley Rush, born March 2, 1923, passed away at Scotland County Memorial Hospital, Saturday, March 26, 2005.

Son of James Edward and Beulah Cassingham Rush, Stanley served in the Army during World War II. Upon his return from the war he married Lorraine Fugate, February 10, 1946. They have two sons, Terry and John.

In his younger years Stanley began farming north of Memphis, MO, and then bought a small farm north of Granger, MO. He later worked for Payne’s Furniture as a carpet layer. He and Lorraine owned and operated The West Side Grocery for several years.

He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; son, Terry and his wife, Mary; son, John and his wife, Julia. He has seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Zelma, Verlee and Josephine and one brother, James.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Lewis.

The family has suggested memorials to the donor’s choice and may be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison, Memphis, MO 63555.

Visitation was held March 29, 2005, at the Payne Funeral Chapel, Memphis.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at 1:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Memphis, MO, with Rev. Charles McCracken and Terry Rush officiating. Musicians will be Jacob Rush, soloist, and Vera Monroe, organist. Pallbearers will be Kevin Browning, Dusty Rush, Reid Brian, Tim Rush, Jacob Rush, and Glen Fugate. Honorary bearers will be Wes Lay, Waldo McWilliam, Franklin Reed, Paul Hale, Bill Purvis, Basil Humphrey, Everett Keith, and Hollis Boyer. Interment will be in the Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, MO.

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