JoAnn Rush

JoAnn Rush

JoAnn passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the Life Care Center in Plainwell.

She was born December 15, 1933 in Ferndale, MI, the daughter of Neal and Mary (Landrie) Laur. JoAnn was raised in Cheboygan, MI and later moved to Port Huron where she met and married Francis “Frank” Rush on July 4, 1958. JoAnn had taught in a one room school house and later for the Port Huron Schools as an aide and in the lunchroom. She had also worked for H&R Block preparing taxes.

After retirement, JoAnn and Frank moved to Texas until 2010 when they relocated to Plainwell. In her leisure time JoAnn enjoyed shooting pool at the VFW, playing cards at the Elks and senior center, bowling, playing yahtzee, golfing, shuffle board and shopping.

Surviving are her husband, Frank; children, Cynthia Porter of Plainwell and Michael (Donna) Rush of Port Huron; 7 grandchildren, Kristi, Rachel (Franklen), Heather, Allen, Leslie (Nichole), Michael (Cassie) and Cinthya (Andrew); several great-grandchildren; special family friend, Rodney, and by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 great-grandchildren, Emily Jo and Donald II and by her brothers, Jim, Bill and Neal “Bud”.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of JoAnn may be made to the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Autism Society.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Emiky Mills says:

    I’m so sorry about your mom Cindy. I know what a long road it’s been for you and your family and I know you take comfort knowing she’s with God now. Youve been a very special caretaker and I’m sure your mom felt the love every minute of every day. Hugs, Em

    Also what a beautiful picture of your mom….

  2. e cassityhales says:

    I’m so sorry Cindy.
    I liked your mom so much.
    She was cute, spunky, opinionated, outspoken, smart, forgiving, loving, and fun.
    My heart breaks for you and your Pop right now.
    Time is so fleeting.
    Nothing but love to you and your wonderful family.
    Thank you for all the times you included us in yours.
    your mommy will truly be missed.
    Love

  3. David Laur says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss but now they are all together. I hope everyone is doing well. I know its hard at first and it seems like the pain will never end but it will and she is in a much better place.

  4. Tom and Robin Moran says:

    What a wonderful family you all are. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I feel blessed to have gotten to know you all Jo will be missed by so many at LCCP she became very special to us.Frank you take care of yourself you’ll be missed too Robin

  5. Penny Laur says:

    Sending you all prayers of comfort in this time of your great loss. Uncle Frank,Cindy n Mike, my thoughts are with you. <3

  6. Heather porter says:

    Not a day goes by that I don’t miss you, I know your pain free now and that’s the most important thing. I love you grandma and miss you soooo much!

  7. Tammy Laur Little says:

    Thoughts and prayers to Uncle Frank and family during the loss of a special lady.

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