Robert Merlin Rush

May 11, 1934 ~ July 26, 2020 (age 86)


Robert Merlin Rush


     Robert Merlin Rush was born May 11, 1934 in Nodaway County, Missouri to Cleo and Marie (Lockhart) Rush. He was the 3rd of 7 children. He passed away July 26, 2020 at the Worth County Care and Rehab Center in Grant City, Missouri at the age of 86.

     Robert worked for C.O. Herndon for 26 years. He also drove a school bus for Northeast Nodaway School District for 20 years. 

     Robert loved to trade knives. He was never without one to trade and he usually always got the best end of the deal.

     Robert was married to Carolyn (Daniels) Gibson on December 29, 1984. They shared 36 years together. She survives of the home.

     Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen Rush; a daughter, Sue Ann Andrews; granddaughter, Tonya Fitzgerald; great-grandson, Ryder Rush; great-granddaughter, Blaklea Rush;  his parents; a brother, Ted Rush and a sister, Ruth Oger.

     Also surviving are sons: Gary (Marcia) Rush of Sheridan, Missouri, Doug Rush of  Grant City, Missouri,  Stephen (Kristy) Gibson of Kansas City, Missouri, daughter, Sharon (James) Olney of Kansas City, Missouri ; brothers: Bill Rush of Torrington, Wyoming, Richard Rush of Guernsey, Wyoming; sisters: Kay Brown of Jay Em, Wyoming and Marilyn McKay of Grant City, Missouri, 18 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, good friend, Kenny Simmon and many more friends and relatives. Also surviving are the many, many children that he hauled to and from school for many years. They were his kids and he loved them.  


Memorial services will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Inurnment will be in the Orrsburg Cemetery in Orrsburg, Missouri. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 P.M. Wednesday.

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