Marilyn Rush

Marilyn Jane Rush (Kohler)

Friday, August 11th, 1933 - Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
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Rush, Marilyn Jane, age 85, of Bellbrook, passed away Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at Quaker Heights Care Community in Waynesville.

She was born August 11th, 1933 to Mildred (McKay) and Charles Kohler. Marilyn was well-known for her many delicious, award-winning recipes and her smile. She busied herself with charity events for the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, singing in the Kettering Senior Choir, and serving at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. She cared deeply about her Catholic faith and frequently dedicated her time to the church. She enjoyed vacations to Florida, where she could soak up the sun with a good book in hand. Marilyn loved to create with her hands; whether by stitching together a handmade blanket, baking a cake, singing a melody, or painting something beautiful.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 61 years Joe, and brother-in-law Farrell Nichols.

Marilyn is survived by her son Chris (Judy) Rush, daughters Terry (John) Greiner, Cindy (Robin) Wright, and Mary (Scott) Worthington; grandchildren Kendra (Sean) Kading, Shawn (Shannon) Wright, Brian Rush, Colin Rush, Rachel (Joe) Fugate, Tyler Mallison, Morgan Bissinger, Shelby Worthington, Lindsey Worthington, and Samira Brown; great-grandchildren Tristyn, Annabelle, Logan, Maddox, Blake, and Harper; her sister, Carole Nichols of Wilmington; and several nieces and nephews. She will also be remembered by her special friends Sharon Berryhill, Penny Coriell, Alice Davis, her many friends in Florida, as well as her friends and the staff at Quaker Heights.

To help the family celebrate her life, you are invited to share during her visitation at Conner & Koch Life Celebration Home (92 W Franklin St, Bellbrook, OH 45305) on Tuesday, April 23rd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 24th at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (6245 Wilmington Pike Dayton, Ohio 45459) at 10:30 am, with burial to follow at Bellbrook Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Alzheimers Association, Miami Valley Chapter, 31 W Whipp Rd, Dayton, OH 45459. You are welcome to send a condolence, plant a tree, and share a story or picture about Marilyn at

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Conner & Koch Life Celebration Home
    92 W Franklin St
    Bellbrook, Ohio 45305
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 10:30am
    St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
    6245 Wilmington Pike
    Dayton, Ohio 45459
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  • Interment

    Bellbrook Cemetery
    3939 Upper Bellbrook Rd.
    BELLBROOK, OH 45305
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mary graves

Posted at 06:06pm
Dear Mary and Family,
I was saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. I so enjoyed talking with her and your Dad at Church. I know the last years have not been easy for any of you and her, but God is good and gives us the strength to survive. May you all be blessed by His love. Mike sends his condolences also.

Mary Graves


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