Ms. Ruth Miller Rush, 89, of Buena Vista, GA, passed away on Monday, April 19, 2021, at Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, GA. A graveside memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, April 23, 2021, at Brantley United Methodist Church with Rev. Joy Wilson officiating.
Ms. Rush was born June 2, 1931, in Marion County, GA, to the late Johnny and Lilly Curlee Miller. Methodist by faith, she attended services at Magnolia Manor in Buena Vista. During her earlier years, Ms. Rush was a dedicated servant at Brantley United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and helped with many church related activities. Ms. Rush loved her family and friends. She cherished the time spent on the family farm. Ms. Rush was a homemaker, as well as a strong, hardworking farmHER. She enjoyed being out in nature, caring for the cows and chickens. Her death will leave a void in the hearts of everyone that truly knew her. Later in life, she was a manager of Magnolia Terrace apartments in Buena Vista. She enjoyed keeping the ground beautiful, planning activities for the residents, and caring for the needs of those that lived there. She was recognized as an outstanding manager by the company. Ms. Rush was preceded in death by her husband, James Rush, a son, John Rush, two sisters and a brother.
Ms. Rush is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Anne and Bland Brooks of Rochelle, GA; Toni Rush of Buena Vista, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Connie Rush of Buena Vista, GA; granddaughters, Lacey Brooks McWhorter of Rochelle, GA, Shanda Ruth Gunnels (Lewis) of Preston, GA, Jake Brooks (Jill) of Rochelle, GA; Ashley Rush Chapman (B. J.) of Cataula, GA, and Molly Rush Foy (Andrew) of Buena Vista, GA; by brothers Thomas Miller (Linda) and B. S. Miller (Gayle) of Buena Vista, GA, and Ronnie Moore (Betty) of Woodstock, GA; a sister, Mary Miller Mitchell of Zephyrhills, FL; a sister-in-law, Sherry Rush Griner of Americus, GA; as well as several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Brantley United Methodist Church.
Way-Watson Funeral Home, 1052 Dr. Deryl Hart Road, Buena Vista, Georgia has been entrusted with these arrangements.