Katherine Mertice Rush, 86, died on Nov. 18, 2008. Funeral services were Nov. 21 from North Orange Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott McIntosh and Dr. Larry Lormand officiating.
Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves. Arrangements were under direction of Claybar Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rush was born on Nov. 29, 1921, to Ernest Edward and Altha Roquigney Schroeter, and worked at Texaco and Lakeview Baptist Church as a secretary and bookkeeper. She loved to crochet baby blankets and craft her own cards and spend time with her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her sister Lou Dailey and her grandson Jasan Wood. She is survived by her husband, William “Percy” Rush; two daughters, Connie Wood and husband Daniel of Orange and Linda Huebel and husband Charles of Bridge City; grandson, Jared Wood of Houston; and two sisters, Alvina Day of Houston and Mary Pierce of Port Arthur.

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