Rush has also used her van to take those in her knitting class to a yarn shop in Kokomo previously.
Mary Gangloff, Logansport, nominated Rush to receive the Pharos-Tribune’s “Good Neighbor” award and has attended the aerobics class for at least 15 years, she said.
Gangloff describes Rush as a good, caring and Christian person.
“She is the most wonderful person,” Gangloff said. “She’s one of the best neighbors you could ever find.”
Another thing Rush does for others is create prayer shawls. Rush knits and crochets a shawl and then passes it around for people at her church to pray over it. The shawl, along with a card, is given to someone in need, so they can be wrapped in prayers.
The prayer shawls are given for different reasons, including a marriage, death, the birth of a baby, or an illness.
Rush, who has two children and three grandchildren, said she doesn’t help others to be paid back.
“I’m sure there are a lot more people more deserving than me,” Rush said. “Everyone helps someone.”
“She doesn’t expect to be thanked,” Gangloff said. “I wouldn’t know how many people’s lives to tell you she has touched.”
Amie Sites is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5117 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her: @PharosAES.