Marsha Clare Rush, 69, of Newburgh, Indiana, died Monday, May 1, 2017, peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born Jan. 7, 1948, in Owensboro, Kentucky, to the late Harold and Helen Nix.

She had been employed by Home Depot for 17 years. She was an active volunteer with Special Olympics of Indiana. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Stephen C. Nix.

Survivors include her sweetie of 20 years, John Strange; four daughters, Justine M. Franz (Rodney) of Boonville, Indiana, Michele L. Smith of Evansville, Eleanor R. Barrow (Jason) of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Amanda S. Rennard (Joel) of Indianapolis; nine grandchildren, Jeremy R. Beaven, Jerad M. Beaven, Joseph W. Frasier, Madisyn L. Smith, Clara J. Barrow, Annsley P. Barrow, Veronica Jo Franz, Brittany L. Franz and Tia Franz; four great-grandchildren, Gracelynn A. Beaven, Blane T. James, Braxton L. Franz and Brentley J. Franz; a brother, Robert W. Nix of Atlanta; and a sister, Joan Nix Hackler (Bill) of Mount Carmel, Illinois.

Graveside services and burial are 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Elmwood Cemetery in Owensboro. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory in Owensboro. A celebration of her life will follow the graveside service from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Acropolis Restaurant in Evansville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Special Olympics of Indiana, 6200 Technology Center Road, Suite 105, Indianapolis, IN 46278 or the Home Depot Foundation. Messages of condolence may be made at

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