Patricia K. Rush

  • December 5, 2012

Patricia K. Rush

Member of First Christian Church

Patricia K. Rush, 62, of Waynesburg, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012, in Southwest Regional Medical Center, Waynesburg.

She was born December 16, 1949, in Waynesburg, a daughter of the late Lewis J. and Pearl Pixler Rush.

Ms. Rush was a 1967 graduate of Waynesburg High School and a graduate of Penn Commercial Business College.

She worked for 32 years for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare in Waynesburg, where she started as a clerk and retired as a caseworker. At the time of her death, she was employed as a driver for Peterman Bus Co. in West Greene School District.

Ms. Rush was a lifelong resident of Waynesburg and a member of First Christian Church.

She was a member of Women of the Moose Chapter 888 in Waynesburg, where she was a past senior regent and star recorder. She also had served as an assistant troop leader for the Girl Scouts of America, a den mother for Cub Scout Pack 1280 and secretary of Waynesburg Little League football. She was past member of Daughters of America.

Surviving are a son, Eric R. Rush of Waynesburg; a brother, Lewis J. “Bud” Rush, U.S. Army retired, of San Antonio, Texas; a niece, Joy McClurg Harrison of Trophy Club, Texas; her special great-niece and great-nephew, Kelsey and Jacob Harrison; and special friends Nathan, Matthew and Noah Haggerty.

Deceased are two brothers, Alvin “Sonny” Rush and Glenn Pixler; two sisters, Helen Marlene Deusenberry and Carolyn Jean, who died in infancy; and a niece, Brenda L. Pierce.

She leaves behind her beloved dog and companion, Prissy.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High Street, Waynesburg, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 8, with Minister Mike Hasselbring officiating. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. Waynesburg/Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company will hold visitation at 6 p.m. and Women of the Moose Chapter 888 will hold services at 7 p.m. Friday in funeral home. Condolences may be offered at


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