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Mary M. Rush

October 5, 1930 — February 26, 2024

Mary Rush (nee Murnane), grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated from Mercy High school in 1948. She worked as an Executive Secretary for IBM in Chicago, a position she loved and excelled at for many years. When she married Charles P. Rush, Jr. in 1958, they started a family, moving to South Holland, Illinois to raise their five children.

Mary enjoyed cooking, golf, was an avid reader, and a loving Mother and Grandmother. She worked at the South Holland Public library when her children were grown, bravely jumping into new technologies. She volunteered at St. Francis Hospital and served as a minister of care for St. Alexander’s Catholic Church.

Mary was a staunch supporter of women’s rights and loved seeing broader career choices become available for women, especially her granddaughters. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren. She was fiercely independent in her approach to life. A giving person until the end, Mary had a smile for everyone she interacted with.

She was loved by many for the kindness and care she showed everyone. She will be sorely missed and affectionately remembered by so many who loved her.

Beloved wife of the late Charles P. Rush. Dear Sister of the late Edward Murnane. Loving mother of Michael (Linda) Rush, David (Kai) Rush, Peter (Maria) Rush, Nancy (Craig) Flowers & Andrew (Michelle) Rush. Cherished grandmother of Lauren Griffin (Liakopoulos), Mark Rush, Mackenzie Flowers, Laura Rush, Julia Rush, Grace Rush, Nathan Flowers, Thomas Rush, Jack Rush & Sarah Rush. Fond aunt of Maureen Murnane, John Murnane, Kevin Murnane & James Murnane.

Visitation Saturday, March 9th from 9 am until time of chapel prayers, 11 am at THE KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 West 127th Street, Palos Heights. Proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 11:30 am. 

Interment Assumption Cemetery 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Alexander Church, 7025 W. 126th Street, Palos Heights, IL 60463 where Mary was a Minister of Care and Wake Vigil Service Member.




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Visitation

Saturday, March 9, 2024

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Saturday, March 9, 2024

11:00 - 11:15 am (Central time)

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Mass

Saturday, March 9, 2024

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

St Alexander Catholic Church

7025 W 126th St, Palos Heights, IL 60463

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Interment

Saturday, March 9, 2024

1:00 - 1:15 pm (Central time)

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