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Elvira Mae Rush, of Saint Joseph, formerly of Hartford, was born May 8, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Milo and Lilli (Steimle) Schieber.

Elvira passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023 at the Cartel Inn of Lakeland at the age of 102.

On Oct. 26, 1940 Elvira was united in marriage with Robert Rush. They had a cattle farm in Hartford and were active until Robert’s passing on Feb. 5, 1993. During that time they raised three sons who survive.

Elvira is survived by her three sons: Jerry (Sharon) Rush of Coloma, James (Peggy) Rush of Hartford and David (Kathleen) Rush of Berrien Springs; three grandsons, one granddaughter, eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and six cousins.

Elvira was preceded in passing by her husband Robert, her parents, sister Marian Robinson and brother Robert E. Schieber.

As to Elvira’s wishes cremation has taken place and no public services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hartford United Methodist Church. The Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford, has been entrusted with helping the family. Memorial condolences for the family can be left at


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