Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your mother. My thoughts are with you and your family.
It&s been years simce I have seen either Mr. and Mrs. Rush. They will always be remembered in my heart for the love and help they were to my mother and all of the Wolfe children during some very difficult times for my family when I was a child. This kinder spirit was an example for me and is one that I have tried to continue through my life.
Now that she has joined Mr. Rush in God&s hand I join all of the Rush children and their families as well as the endless number of friends in celabrating the gift she gave us all.
Donald J. Wolfe, Jr. and Family
So sorry to hear of your mother&s passing. She was truly a shining star in the Lafayette, St. Mary&s, Central Catholic and Purdue communities and a person that all of us could admire.
She lived a long, happy and fulfilling life and was a true friend to so many people.
Jim, I am so happy that I had a chance to see her last summer at the party you hosted at your home. It was always a good day when you saw the smiling face of Mrs. Rush.
May God bless Janet Rush and all the wonderful family members who shared her life with her.
P.S. Don&t worry. Mary Clodjeaux is among the many folks upstairs organizing the ""Welcome to Heaven"" party for your mom!
I wish I could be there with you to mourn Grammi; however, I know that I am in Spain right now because of her. After all, it was she and Pappap who took me out of the country and to a Spanish-speaking one for the first time in my life. No weekend since then has changed my life so much. What sponges Julie, Annie and I were that weekend! Close your eyes for a minute and imagine carting three teen and pre-teen kids off to MEXICO CITY. While things may have gotten worse there since then, it was still an enormous city of 17 million. Grammi and Pappap made sure we saw everything one could possibly see in four days. We saw the Anthropology Museum, a bullfight, the central plaza, the Ballet Folklorico, a Mexican heritage show, Chapultapec Park and the pyramids of Teotihuacan. We even went on a boat ride in the lakes of Xochimilco and saw where Julio Iglesias lived. She wrote down every last detail of everything we did but I don&t think I need her list because I remember everything vividly.
I also remember Grammi&s unflappable search for gold during that trip. I can hear Pappap&s response every time we stopped in a bank to ask about the gold coins -""Jesus, Janet"". During that trip, she also taught us to make sure we were buying real silver by looking for the stamp. She also came to Guanajuato, Mexico with mom, Grandma Haehl and Annie to visit me while I was studying abroad. Somehow, we managed to hunt for silver there as well!! I am fairly certain we bought silver necklaces for all of the grandchildren at the stores near my school. And so now, here I am, in Spain. When I heard the news about Grammi&s death, I wasn&t that surprised. Sad? Very. But not surprised. To me, she seemed at peace with her life and ready be reunited with Pappap.
Before I left for Spain, mom mentioned that Grammi had assigned her the task of finding something to hang on her door at University Place while mom, dad and Annie visited Spain and France with me at the end of my trip. I said I would love to work on that while I am living in Spain instead. It will give me something to obsessively shop for (gee, I wonder where that trait came from).
Grammi sent me birthday money back in March which I spent on new kitchen faucet. I sent her a thank you letter telling her this. A week or two later, I received a second $100 and a note. Essentially, it said that the kitchen sink was a boring choice and that I should spend this money on something in Spain. She called a couple of days later to confirm that the second set of money was for Spain, not sinks. That was the last time I spoke with her. I told this story to a friend after learning about Grammi&s death and that friend said, ""well, now you will have to buy something quite memorable with that money."" I think I will buy something to hang on my door.
All my love,
Donna and I are sadden by your loss. She may be gone, but her memory and the good deeds she has done in this world will live on in you and your children. We are so glad that we still have Donna&s mother with us.
We can not make it over to Lafayette for Thursday or Friday, we are taking Donna&s mother to Fort Wayne to see her sister.
We wanted you to know you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.
David and Donna Gregory
of your family for us and our family. We just wanted to let you know that all of us
are thinking of you and offer our deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Jane and John Noth
Bridget (Mullen) Fogel
Jim and Eileen
I will keep her and your family in my prayers.....