Brenda Rushing Samuel

Brenda Rushing Samuel, 69, of Marion, died Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Crittenden County Health and Rehab in Marion.

A daughter of the late Denver Rushing and Wanda Scott, and Marie Rushing of Henderson, she was a 1969 Crittenden County High School graduate.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Qualls; and a brother, Tommy Chandler.

In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband of 42 years, Larry Samuel; two children, Chad (Lorye) Chandler of Colona, Ill., and Heather (Loren) Champion of Gracey, and Holly (Chad) Lewis of Elizabethtown; three sisters, Charlotte Chandler of Marion, Teresa (Howard) Hughes of Fredonia, Anita (Tim) Pritchett and Linda (Jerry) Thacker, both of Evansville, Ind.; and nieces and nephews, Tony (Lisa) Qualls, Kennedy Hughes, Ethan Lewis, Braxton Lewis; and special friend, her Boston terrier, Emma Chandler.

Graveside services will be held Monday, July 13, at 10 a.m. at Mapleview Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-9959, or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123.

Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.