Rose E. Rush, 78, was born June 15, 1923 at Poplar Bluff and died at her residence in Puxico on Aug. 10, 2001. She was united in marriage to Harold Rush Sr. on Oct. 6, 1945 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 2000. Mrs. Rush lived in the Puxico area many years and had attended Oak Grove General Baptist Church near Puxico. Survivors include one son, Harold Rush Jr. of Puxico; four daughters, Ruth Ann Kirkpatrick of Tatum, N.M., Jessie Watson of Puxico, Louise McLeary of Puxico and Ruby Rogers of Cape Girardeau; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation was held on Mon., Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Morgan Sifford Funeral Home in Puxico. Funeral services were held on Tues., Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. at the Morgan Sifford Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gary Cooper officiating. Interment followed at the Little Brushy Cemetery at Wappapello with Morgan Sifford Funeral Home in Puxico in charge of arrangements.