Evelyn Rushing

Evelyn Rushing

Evelyn Lorraine (Bullock) Rushing, 86, of Cape Girardeau went to be with her Lord, Thursday, September 29, 2005, at the Chateau Girardeau.

She was born February 14, 1919, in Bonne Terre, MO., daughter of Arthur Cellis and Elba Rhoda (Pratt) Bullock.

Evelyn was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau. She joined the church in 1932 and served as a Sunday School teacher for a number of years. She was a loyal member of the King’s Daughters Sunday School class for many years, and was a devoted member of the congregation for over 70 years.

Evelyn graduated from Central High School in Cape Girardeau in 1936. As a youth she served as a member of the drum and bugle corps. In adulthood, for a number of years she worked as a volunteer at the Southeast Missouri Hospital Snack Bar.

The Rushing family operated towboats on the river, and a painting of a towboat bearing her name can be seen on the flood wall at the Cape Girardeau river front. This towboat proudly carried her name up and down the rivers for many years.

Loving survivors include her son, Michael W. Rushing of Jackson and his wife Donna; one granddaughter, Carmen (and Mike) Cox of Cape Girardeau; one grandson, Todd (and Julie) Rushing of Jackson; two great grandsons, Colby Wayne Rushing and Gunnar Logan Cox; and one step great grandson, Matthew Cox.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Jim; one sister, Marteen; and her beloved husband C. W. (Woody) Rushing who passed away in 1998.