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Nancy Marie (Ferrell) Rush

September 30, 1947 ~ February 8, 2018 (age 70)

Nancy Ferrell Rush, 70, of Washington formerly Claysville, passed away peacefully, following a brief illness, Thursday, February 8, 2018.

She was born September 30, 1947 in Washington, a daughter of Virginia Hinerman Ferrell of Washington and the late Howard V. “Hardy” Ferrell.

Nancy was a 1965 graduate of McGuffey High School, 1966 graduate of the former Irene’s Beauty Academy and graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1994 from the Western Area Career and Technical School.

She worked for Dialysis Center Inc. and various home health care agencies prior to retiring on March 17, 2016 from The Caring Mission Home Health.

Nancy was a former member of Claysville U.P. Church and Friendship Community Church in Washington.  She was presently attending Lebanon Presbyterian Church in Mercer.

She was a former Rainbow Girl and enjoyed picnics, camping and family vacations.

Most important and her greatest joy was spending time with her six grandchildren and attending their many sporting activities.

Surviving in addition to her mother are three children, Dan Rush of Washington, Douglas Rush husband of Melanie of Houston and Gretchen Hurst wife of Rev. August Hurst of Volant; six grandchildren, Madison, Raeghan, Kyle and Lauren Rush and Autumn and Grayden Hurst; a sister, Jo Ann Cook of Claysville; her former husband Gene Rush and his wife Judy of Rogersville; a nephew, Lance Cook; and a niece, Heidi McIntyre.

Deceased in addition to her father are a brother in law, Delmar Cook; and her former husband and companion Burt Mounts.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 Sunday in the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342, where services will be held at 11:00a.m., Monday, February 12, 2018 with her son in law Rev. August Hurst officiating.  Interment will follow in Claysville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Standish Assisted Living, 158 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Washington, PA 15301 for the care of Nancy’s mother, Virginia Ferrell.

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