Eileen Kathren Rusk, age 94, of Chillicothe, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022 at Henry Rehab and Nursing.
Eileen was born on November 1, 1927 in Farmington, IL to George O. and Goldie (Chaney) Morse. She married John S. Rusk in 1943. He preceded her in death on December 8, 1983. Also preceding her in death are her parents; her siblings; and her son, Merrill Dean in January of 1989.
Surviving are her sons, John (Charlotte) Rusk of Floris, IA; Samuel (Carla) Rusk of Chillicothe, IL and Charles (Teresa) Rusk of Chillicothe; her grandchildren, Brenda (Rick) Champ, John (Gretchen) Rusk, Jr., Sonya (Mike) Stalter, Tiffany (Josh) Noel, Caitlyn (Brandon) Kohtz, Tammy (Adam) Bryner Smith, Adam (Carol) Rusk, Joanna Vining, and Charles (Amber) Rusk, Jr.; 30 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Eileen was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Family was very important to Eileen and she loved family gatherings and going to her grandchildren’s activities. She was also a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Chillicothe. In her later years, Eileen was a senior caregiver.
Services will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 11am at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe with visitation one hour prior to the service. Committal and interment will immediately follow at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Memorials may be made to the St. Mark Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made through www.weberhurdfuneralhome.com