In Loving Memory of

Susan Marie Rush


Susan Marie Rush, 63, passed away February 11, 2015 in Gainesville, Fl. She is survived by her husband of nearly 43 years, Dr. Mark Rush and their children, Thomas (Tommy) Rush, Robert (Bobby) Rush, and Kathryn (Katie) Rush of Gainesville, Fl. Susan’s sister, Sheryl A. Miller also resides in Gainesville, while her brothers, Ken (Lisa) Miller currently reside in Tacoma, Wa., and Tim (Darla) Miller reside in Gilmer, Tx.

Her parents, Lester Albert Miller and Shirley Mae Brown Miller, preceded her in death and welcomed her as she entered into her eternal rest.
Susan loved to sew, embroider and quilt. She often shared her talents with others and endlessly volunteered her time and talents to her children’s schools & her friends. She loved to serve family and friends.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Forest Meadows Memorial Park Central, 4100 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Alzhiemers Association (

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19 Responses

  1. Ashley Henagan at · Reply

    Extending my deepest and heartfelt sympathy to your family during this trying time.

  2. Kipling C Lisanke at · Reply

    Susan was truly a remarkable person! She will be greatly missed! May many beautiful memories of all her numerous contributions to help make this world a better place be in our hearts! My prayers and sympathy are with her family at this time! Much love to Bobby and Katie!

  3. Sydna A. Atwater at · Reply

    I will always have so much love and admiration for Susan. Even though it has been years since we have been together, I always respected her love for her wonderful family. My prayers are with you.

  4. Pam McIntyre- A-1 Sewing at · Reply

    We are all so sorry for your loss. Susan was one of our favorite customers, and had great talent for sewing and machine embroidery. She was always kind and she will be missed.

  5. The Tapley Family at · Reply

    Hugs to your family and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Glenn A. Butler at · Reply

    It was with great sorrow that I read the news about the passing of Mrs. Susan Marie Rush. I knew her through her husband Dr. Mark Rush with whom I had the opportunity to work with for many years at the University of Florida. I want to send Mark and his family my deepest sympathy, expressing the sorrow that the news has brought to me.

  7. Patricia and Jim Smith at · Reply

    Having known Susan for 32 years, her kindness, loving nature, and her constant unselfish acts of love, can never begin to describe her peaceful spirit. Even though we didn’t get together often after our children grew up, I will miss her very much. Mark, we’re thinking of you and the children. Take comfort in the fact that Susan was so well-loved. Our thoughts and prayer are with you.

  8. Elisa M. Beachy at · Reply

    Dr. Rush, Tommy, Bobby and Katie,

    My family and I send our prayers to all of you for the loss of your Wife and Mom. I can still remember all the great years that she would spend her time with us at Howard Bishop when Bobby and Katie were in the Academy. Every day, I still look at the beautiful embroidery that she made me of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse that hangs by my desk in my classroom. You all were so very blessed to have a great wife and Mom. She was a wonderful person and I was blessed to have known her.

    Elisa M. Beachy

  9. Joel and Sherry Houston at · Reply

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Patrick and Belinda Herring at · Reply

    Mark, Our prayers are with you and your family in your time of sadness and loss.

  11. Andy and Kimberly McCollough at · Reply

    Please accept our sympathy for your loss. Know that we are here for you and your family.

  12. Mary and Mike Ryngaert at · Reply

    Sending up prayers for your family, for peace and comfort in this time of sadness. I will remember Susan fondly. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

  13. Lou Powers at · Reply

    Mark, please know how much you and your family are in my thoughts.

  14. Doug and Laurie Waldo at · Reply

    You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Sue was a wonderful lady who brought so much love happiness to those she came in contact with.

  15. Doug and Laurie Waldo at · Reply

    You and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers. Sue had a way of making those around her feel special. She will really be missed.

  16. Bonnie heggestad at · Reply

    We wish all of your family and you, Mark , our best. You have all been I’m our thoughts and prayers.
    She was the perfect volunteer at school. She did so much for all the students at the schools that her children attended,
    I can remember a big Christmas stocking that I got from Katie (and Susan) and a beautiful bag that I think she and Katie made in Girl Scouts. But, her kindness didn’t stop there. She also made sone towels with a GHS logo for Lauren’s teammates.
    Our other family experience was at the business school. Not only did Arnie like and respect you, you also became Lauren’s professor. You were very helpful in guiding her through the Accounting school. Take care, relax and get some self time for all.

  17. Nancy Horowitz at · Reply

    Dear Mark,

    We are so very sorry about your loss. We wish you and your family the very best.

    Nancy and Ira

  18. Connie Ayres at · Reply

    Remembering my friend, Susan, from many years ago. We were young mothers together, working with others like us for our children, and their teachers and schools. Susan, who spearheaded and supported many programs that benefitted so many. Talented, compassionate, confident, and caring. I am so fortunate to have called you Friend.
    My deepest condolences to Mark and family and to all of us who loved her.

  19. Debby DesForges (Ms. D.) at · Reply

    Susan was an extraordinary, kind, caring person! She so willingly volunteered at Glen Springs, doing whatever needed to be done. Her wit and warm heart touched all the children, teachers and staff members in countless ways. She was one of the many “stitches” that made up the Glen Springs family! Many prayers to all who loved and admired her…may we all treasure her memory.

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