Born 5-11-1938 -- Died 1-5-2004
Wilda Margaret Rush, 65, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Jan. 5, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Born May 11, 1938, in Allegheny County, Pa., to Murray O. and Retta Shell-hammer Knappenberger.
She was a certified nurse's aide having worked for Area Agency on Aging and home health. She was a foster grandparent at Evening Shade School and a member of Maxville Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include four sons -- Owen Wilson of Jonesboro, Wayne Wilson of Guion, Oliver Rush of Siloam Springs and Robert Rush of Buffalo, N.Y.; a daughter, Elsie Jones, of Rogers, Ark.; her father, Murray O. Knappenberger Sr. of Cave City; three brothers -- Murray Knappenberger Jr. of Okauchee, Wis., Cecil Knappen- berger of Sulphur Rock, and Paul Knappenberger of Evening Shade; three sisters -- Sandra Stuntz and Veda Knappenber-ger, both of Cave City, and Goldie Goodman of Evening Shade; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother; husband, Amos Ray Rush; and a grandson, Greg Wilson.
The funeral was Jan. 9 at Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City with Don Vuncannon officiating. Burial followed in Combs Cemetery at Melbourne with arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers were Jason Stuntz, Harold Stuntz, Leo Qualls, Johnny Knappenberger, Bill Little and Henry Criswell.