In Memory Of
12/21/1919 - 10/08/2012
Lois Viola (Fleener) Rush, 92, of Bloomington, passed away on Monday October 8, 2012 at her daughter Barbara’s residence. Lois was born December 21, 1919 in Monroe County and was the daughter of Merle and Jessie Revilla (Kerr) Fleener.
Lois retired as a bookkeeper with Indiana University working at McNutt Quad. She had previously worked at Wassons, Bloomington Country Club and JC Penny. During her working career she was a member of the American Business Women’s Association. She was a member of New Unionville Baptist Church and attended Clear Creek Christian Church. Lois was a regular everyday at Wee Willies South until her health prevented her from making her daily trip.
Survivors include two daughters Barbara Spriggs (Bill) and Sharon McDaniel both of Bloomington. Also surviving are two sisters Jeanette Guthrie (Rex) of Spanish Fort, AL and Mary Ann Hammond of Bloomington, one brother Elmo Fleener (Ester) of Bloomington, four grandchildren Deborah Hackler (Rick), Linda Tierney (Tom), Mickey McDaniel (Anne), and Shawn Hamm (Brad), six great grandchildren Laura Parrish (Eric), Justin Hackler (Amanda), Seth Tierney, Evan Tierney, Jessica Underwood (Devon), and Jay Hamm, four great great grandchildren Billy Hackler, Lydia Underwood, Grifinn Hamm, and Tahlen Hamm. She is also survived by two step grandchildren Rhonda Lentz and Stephanie Sherman, a step sister Helen Taylor of Visalia, CA and step brother Fred Shields of Bloomington.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband Steve I. Rush (2000), a step daughter Leslie Heavin, two brothers Leslie Fleener and Wilburn Fleener, and a sister Lucille Sturgeon.
Services will be 1:00 pm Friday October 12, 2012 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. Bloomington. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Friday from 11:00 am until the service time at The Funeral Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to IU Health Bloomington Hospice.
Thank you to the caring and dedicated staff and volunteers of IU Health Bloomington Hospice and a special thank you to all caregivers during Lois’ extended illness.