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Rush, Robert M.
Robert M. Rush, 96, of Abingdon died at 4:07 pm Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.

He was born on November 23, 1914 in Hermon, the son of Otis and Nannie Jane (Baker) Rush. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Marion Roger Rush and his sister Mary Alice Anderson.

Robert is survived by two nephews, Michael (and Bonnie) Anderson of Abingdon and their children Michael Anderson (and Ashley Carlson) and Klaire and Haili (and Allen) Hensley and Logan, and Chuck K. Anderson of Davenport, Iowa; one niece Susan Rush of Concord, California.

He had lived in the Abingdon area all his life. He graduated from Abingdon High School in 1933. He worked as a chauffeur and was a charter member and historian of the Abingdon Pottery Collectors Club. He had extensively traveled the United States and the Caribbean.

Cremation was accorded. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Monday, June 6, 2011 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel followed by a celebration of life service led by Mrs. Eleanor Landon.

Memorials may be made to the Abingdon Pottery Collectors Club or the Abingdon Food Pantry. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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