Joy Ann Rush

April 28, 1950-Nov. 9, 2020


Joy Ann Rush, 70, of Crawfordsville passed away Monday morning, Nov. 9, 2020, at Franciscan Hospital Lafayette.

She was born April 28, 1950, at Ladoga, to James (deceased) and Edna Oakley. She was a dedicated wife of 46 years to Melvin Rush before his passing in 2016.

She was a loving mother to Larry Lee (Jennifer) Rush, Jerry Allen (Amanda) Rush and Britney Breann Rush (Randall); as well as a proud mama to five granddaughters, Courtney (David), Lillian, Mackenzie, Raegan and Monroe and two grandsons, Michael and Jacob. She was also caring sibling to James Oakley, Marty (Hal) Brown, and Mary (Daryl) Holt. She adored her 14 year old dog, Maggie, and tolerated her husband’s cat, Abby Normal.

She graduated from Ladoga High School and later proudly earned her business degree from Indiana Business College. She was retired from Franciscan Health Crawfordsville, where she could be remembered by many from her position in admitting.

She was a member of Whitesville Christian Church. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting. She was also a member of a crafting club that met on Mondays. She was loved by all and could always put a smile on everyone’s face and make them laugh with her quick wit.

A celebration of her life will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at Whitesville Christian Church.

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