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Sadie B. Mendenhall, 82, of Rushville, passed away at 7:13 PM, Monday, November 14, 2016, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rushville.
She was born on January 5, 1934, in Schuyler County, Illinois, the daughter of Horatio Howard and Annie Lucile (Watson) Hughes. She married Dick Mendenhall on May 5, 1956, in Macomb. He preceded her in death on September 28, 2008.
Surviving are two daughters Teresa Doyle and husband Bob of Macomb and Christy Feigl and husband Mark of Rushville, six grandchildren Codie Murray, Jayme Doyle and husband Jonathan Lim, Derek Doyle and friend Chris Rabe, Hayley Keener and husband Kyle, Kala DeJaynes and Tayler Feigl, six great grandchildren Angelina and Jordan Murray, Adrianna Keener, Scarlet Doyle, Breyden and Liam Patton, one sister Mary Hughes of Rushville, two sisters-in-law Elizabeth Hughes of Warner Robbins, Georgia, and Margaret Hughes of Tacoma, Washington, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister Elizabeth Serrot, and four brothers Buford, Douglas, George and Dick Hughes.
Sadie was a 1952 graduate of Rushville High School. She first worked as a clerk at the A&P Store in Rushville. She later served as an EMT with the Schuyler County Ambulance Service and worked as a CNA for Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
She was a Girl Scout Leader, Co-Leader of 4-H, and served as a room mother while her daughters were in school. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and jig-saw puzzles. She always had a huge garden that she would share with family and her neighbors.
Services will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, November 18, 2016, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Reverend John Sowers officiating. Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 Pm to service time Friday at the Wood Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the family.
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