August 17, 1931 - January 23, 2022
Hilman “Pete” Kenneth Rushing, 90, of Carthage, Missouri passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at Carthage Health and Rehab following a short illness. He was born August 17, 1931 to Sidney S. Rushing and Nancy Clementine Henson in Jasper, Alabama. Pete was united in marriage to Wanda June Sooter, of Sarcoxie, Missouri, on August 24, 1952 in Coffeeville, Kansas. He and Wanda were in the evangelistic ministry with the Church of the Nazarene for many years. Pete was an avid witness for Jesus. Pete moved to the Sarcoxie/Carthage area in 1989 from Venice, Florida. He was an auto mechanic. Pete, with his son, Ken Rushing, owned and operated Four States Surveillance. They went on to open Rushing Tire and Auto in Sarcoxie, Missouri. Pete was a Korean War Veteran stationed in Okinawa, Japan from 1950 to 1952. He earned the rank of corporal and was an atrocities photographer with photos in Stars and Stripes magazine. Pete was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Wanda June Rushing, his son, William Kenneth Rushing and ten siblings. Pete is survived by: Daughter, Rowena (Philip) Farley of Carthage, Missouri; two grandchildren, John (Cynthia) Farley, II of York, Pennsylvania and Rebekah (Nate) Farley Bienhoff of Roswell, New Mexico; and five great grandchildren, John Trey, III, KaLee, Ellie, Drew, and Hannah (Scott), and one great-great-grandchild, Andy. Daughter, Rhonda (Steve) Seaton of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; granddaughter, Heather Seaton of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; grandson, Jacob (Christy) Seaton; four great grandchildren, Piper, Violet, Silas and Finnegan of St. Joseph, Michigan. Daughter-in-law, Kathy Rushing of Sarcoxie, Missouri; two grandchildren, Kelly (Wesley) Rushing of Sarcoxie, Missouri and Kyler (Kandy) Rushing of Parsons, Kansas; six great grandchildren, Ethan (Charli), Karter, Brooks, Otto, Hooper, and Abel Rushing; and two great great grandchildren, Addy and Emmilia. Also surviving is one sister, Jeannette (Dallas) Hardison of Florida and a brother-in-law, Gene (Wilma) Sooter of Tennessee, and sister-in-law, Pat Sooter of Sarcoxie, Missouri. A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 29, 2022 at First Church of the Nazarene in Carthage, Missouri. Pastor John Farley will officiate. Inurnment will be private at Emmanuel Cemetery in Carthage, Missouri Contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior or Gideons in care of Ulmer Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Hilman “Pete” Kenneth Rushing, 90, of Carthage, Missouri passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at Carthage Health and Rehab following a short illness. He was born August 17, 1931 to Sidney S. Rushing and Nancy Clementine Henson... View Obituary & Service Information
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