Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
September 5, 2012 11:09 am EDT


BELLVILLE — Lavonna Mae “Vonnie” Rush, 83, of Bellville, died Sept. 3, 2012, in Lexington Court Care Center.

She was born Dec. 14, 1928, in Ashland, to John W. and Florence (Tennent) Sarkel and graduated from Ashland High School in 1946. Vonnie worked at Westinghouse leaving the work force to raise her children. She also worked in the offices at Sears once her children were grown.

Surviving are husband, James L. Rush; daughter, Kimberly Jo (Darren) Sapp of Mansfield; son, Kevin (Michelle) Rush of Bellville; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Jack Sarkel of Ashland.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be Friday, 1-2 p.m., Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Vonnie’s grandson, Pastor Kevin Rush, will officiate. Burial in Fairview Cemetery in Wayne County.

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