Mary Lee Rusch

June 11, 2019

Mary Lee (Lilienkamp) Rusch, of Lockwood, Missouri, departed this life on Sunday, June 2, 2019, in the Good Shepherd Community Care and Rehabilitation Facility at the age of 86.

She was born on July 5, 1932 in Lockwood, Missouri, to Gilbert and Elnora (Brinkhoff) Lilienkamp.
Mary graduated from Lockwood High School in 1950. She was united in marriage to Herbert Junior Rusch on September 30, 1951, in Lockwood, Missouri. Mary was a wonderful homemaker. She took great pride in caring for her home. Mary enjoyed traveling. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Gilbert and Elnora Lilienkamp; her husband, Herbert Junior Rusch; and one sister, Betty Steadman.

Survivors include four children: Ron Rusch and wife, Gail; David Rusch and wife, Shannon; Karen Hayes and husband, Randy; and Randy Rusch and wife, Cheryl; nine grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lois Kretschmar and Agnes Shaw and husband, Orrin; one brother, Carl Rick Lilienkamp and wife, Darlene; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 7, 2019, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial followed in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church or to the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be shared at Services were under the care of Lockwood Funeral Chapel.