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R. Colleen Sherwood Lushell
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1931
Rush County
Indiana, USA
Death: May 13, 2011
Hamilton County
Indiana, USA

R. Colleen Lushell, 80, a lifelong Rush County resident, passed away at 12:40 PM Friday, May 13, 2011 at her daughter's home in Fishers, IN.

Colleen Sherwood was born January 8, 1931 in Rushville, IN to Raymond and Mildred (Holden) Sherwood, both deceased. She married Wallace M. Lushell on October 27, 1951 and he preceded her in death on March 30, 1999.

Colleen worked several years at the Durbin Hotel and the Trane Corporation. Most recently she had worked as an aide with Rushville Elementary School. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, a 1949 graduate of New Salem High School and active in the Red Hat Society. She was an avid reader and enjoyed travel. Her greatest love was her family, especially her three grandsons.

She leaves behind her sons, Mike & wife Chris Lushell of Frankfort, IN, Mark & wife Marcia Lushell of Carmel, daughters, Carol & husband Scott Swaffar and Debi & husband Robert Ware both of Fishers, IN, brothers, David & wife Marilyn Sherwood of Andersonville, Bill & wife JoAnne Sherwood of New Palestine, Harley & wife Hallie Sherwood of Andersonville and Kermit & wife Judy Sherwood of New Salem, grandsons, Kyle, Reid and Cooper Lushell all of Carmel, brother-in-laws, Harold Souder and Lee Schroeder, both of Rush County and sister-in-law, Iris Greenwood of New Castle.

In addition to her parents and husband, Colleen was preceded in death by sisters, Carol Souder and Sandra Schroeder, brother, Chauncy and a half-brother.

Pastor Jan Dimick will preside.

Memorials: St. Paul United Methodist Church or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Visitations: 4:00PM to 8:00PM on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 at St. Paul United Methodist Church.

10:00AM to 11:00AM on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at St. Paul United Methodist Church

Services: 11:00AM at St. Paul United Methodist Church on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Cemetery: East Hill Cemetery, 704 E. SR 44, Rushville, IN 46173
Family links: 
  Raymond C Sherwood (1899 - 1981)
  Mildred F Holden Sherwood (1913 - 1992)
  Wallace M. Lushell (1922 - 1999)
  Robert Michael Lushell (1953 - 2013)*
  R. Colleen Sherwood Lushell (1931 - 2011)
  Carol D. Sherwood Souder (1937 - 2002)*
  Sandra K. Sherwood Schroeder (1943 - 2011)*
  William N. Sherwood (1945 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
East Hill Cemetery
Rush County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: Debi Ware
Originally Created by: Greg Raike
Record added: May 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69863638
R. Colleen <i>Sherwood</i> Lushell
Added by: Debi Ware
R. Colleen <i>Sherwood</i> Lushell
Added by: Debi Ware
R. Colleen <i>Sherwood</i> Lushell
Added by: Greg Raike
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Eulogy Read at Mom's Funeral, May 18, 2011: Thank you all for coming here today to help us, as a family, to heal, and to celebrate our mother's life.Mom was a precious lady who was loving, caring, and generous, and she touched each of our hearts in many ...(Read more)
- Debi Lushell Ware
 Added: Jun. 1, 2011

- Beth Clifton
 Added: May. 17, 2011
Remembering our days working together at the Durbin Hotel in Rushville. You as the waitress and me as the busboy.
- Greg Raike
 Added: May. 17, 2011

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