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Leona "Punkin" Rushing

October 22, 1946 ~ October 13, 2021 (age 74)

Obituary

Leona Irene “Punkin” Rushing, age 74, of Logan, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 2021, at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Rev. Rick Fowler officiating. Burial will follow at the Logan Church of God Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Leona was born on October 22, 1946, in Eldorado, TX; the daughter of Jesse Lee Summers and Helen Loretta (Irvin) Summers. She was married to Keith Rushing and he preceded her in death in 2014.

Before retirement, she worked as a sales representative, and worked for numerous companies.

She attended the Logan Church of God.

“Punkin” enjoyed Hawaiian dancing, spending time with friends, she loved collecting chicken figurines, enjoyed spending time at Rend Lake. Her family said she was a talented and gifted costume designer, enjoyed crafting, and loved her dog, Sammy.

Surviving are two children: Scott Noriega of Clinton, PA, Shannon Bartkowiak of Burbank, IL; two grandchildren: Dakota Anthony Bartkowiak, Cheyenne Marie Moon; a sister “Sissy” Stoval of Cleveland, TN; a brother George “Slick” Summers of Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father Jesse Lee Summers; her mother Helen Loretta Estes; a granddaughter Jacy Lee Moon; a brother Jesse “Brub” Summers.

Memorial contributions in memory of Leona “Punkin” Rushing, may be made to the Logan Community Center, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
October 16, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 16, 2021

1:00 PM
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
October 16, 2021

Logan Church of God Cemetery

Please note
Due to the mandate issued on August 26, 2021, by Gov. J.B Pritzker masks must be worn at all times while inside the funeral home.
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