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Eugenia M. Fussner, 86 of Rushville, died peacefully Monday evening, March 13, 2017 at Rush Memorial Hospital.
Born on Nov. 24, 1930 in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of Leo & Loretta Gutzwiller. She was a 1949 graduate of Connersville High School. After graduation she worked at Public Service in Connersville. She married Francis (Fritz) Fussner on April 26, 1958, and he survives. They met at the Raleigh Community Club where they loved to dance. She was a loving wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma, and bookkeeper for Fussner Farms for over 50 years. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, dancing and playing with her grandchildren. In her later years, she enjoyed working puzzles and reading. She had a great smile and legendary laugh.
She was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church where she served on the funeral dinner committee for many years. She also helped make the noodles for the St. Mary's Fall Festival.
Surviving besides her husband are five children: Beverly Gahimer of Greensburg, Jeffrey (Dana) Fussner, Pamela (Jim) Hoeing, Gary Fussner, and Thomas Fussner all of Rush County. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Amber (Jeremy) Effing, Jason (Jessica) Gahimer, Hannah McGee, Amy (Kyle) Robbins, Allison (Curtis) Collins, and Adam Hoeing along with four great-grandchildren: Carter and Ella Ann Gahimer and Cooper and Colby Robbins. She is also survived by two sisters: Janice Gutzwiller and Mary Ann (Clem) Miller from Connersville.
She was preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law, Steve Gahimer.
A Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rushville with Father Jeremy Gries officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Rushville. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Todd Funeral Home. The Rosary will be recited at 3:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary Catholic Church at 512 N Perkins Street or the Rushville Public Library.
Published on March 15, 2017
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