Paul E. “Buck” Rush

Paul E. “Buck” Rush, age 83, died Friday, March 17, 2023 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

He was born October 15, 1939 in Pittsfield, the son of Russell and Mary Evans Rush. He married his wife of 62 years Norma Douglas on October 15, 1960 in Quincy and she survives.

He is also survived by his children, Steven (Diana) Rush of Fowler, Christina (Mike Childress) Hays and Curtis (Lori) Rush, all of Quincy; nine grandchildren, Jared Rush of Quincy, Rachel (Jack) Gamache of Moscow Mills, MO, Darren (Freydell) Hays of Wenatchee, WA, Carra (Alex) Brown of Quincy, Aaron Rush of Albuquerque, NM, Amanda Rush of Quincy, Marc (Lindsey) Rush of Griggsville, Becca Rush (Quinten Frankel) of Quincy and Hope (Kenton) Parsons of Emden, MO; nine great-grandchildren and one due in May; siblings, David (Betty) Rush and Bruce (Della) Rush, all of New Salem, James (Betty) Rush of Decatur, Ronald Rush and Diana Kroschel, both of Pittsfield and Lester (Janet) Rush of Griggsville; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and five siblings, Russell Rush, Jr., Donna Buckley, Dorothy Brown, Lucille Kiesewetter and Deloris Shaffer.

Mr. Rush enjoyed bowling and was a collector of hats. He had a passion for racing, especially Nascar (Mark Martin #6) and could be found at area speedways on about any given Sunday. His true love and passion though was for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he adored.

A funeral service will be held 11 AM Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at Duker and Haugh Funeral Home with burial at Quincy Memorial Park. Family will meet friends from 9:30 AM until the time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Madison Park Christian Church or Blessing Hospice. Condolences may be shared with the family online at


  1. Brenda Hess on March 18, 2023 at 5:32 pm

    Have some very fond memories of Uncle Buck. We always had fun at family gatherings. He will be truly missed. But never forgotten.

  2. Vickie, Carley and Carson Brown on March 18, 2023 at 9:20 pm

    Uncle Buck will be greatly missed. He was a good man.

  3. Kathleen Spurgeon on March 19, 2023 at 4:57 pm

    Buck was a beloved brother-in-law for many years and a joy to be around. His voice was one of compassion, acceptance and love to all who had the privilege to know him. My sincerest condolences to Norma, Steven, Christine and Curt and your respective families. His voice will be in your head as long as you live. I love you all, Kathy Spurgeon

  4. Martha Uhlenbrock on March 21, 2023 at 9:49 am

    I worked with Paul for 15 years and have great memories of what a great person he was. He made work fun. So sorry for your loss. He was a good one!

  5. Howard Wear on March 22, 2023 at 10:38 am

    Norma and family: So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing: He was a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with family.

  6. Bill & Carol Chaplin on March 24, 2023 at 11:29 pm

    Norma and family we were sorry to hear of Buckie passing. We always enjoyed his company at Quincy Raceway. He was a great person. He loved all those grandchildren and always telling stories about them.

  7. Roger W coyle on July 6, 2023 at 2:05 pm

    just heard about Paul sorry to hear I worked with Paul for over 20 years was a very good man sorry for your loss.

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