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James E. Rash

July 1, 1936 — April 19, 2009

James E. Rash

James E. Rash age 72, longtime resident of Shawneetown, IL died Sunday, April 19, 2009 in Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg afteran extended illness. James was born in Hardin County, IL on July 1, 1936 to the late Hazel and Arzona (Ledbetter) Rash. James was a retired coal miner but always has stayed active running the Dairy Bar in Shawneetown along with a concession stand to all of the local festivals. He loved Nascar racing and the outdoors. He loved to visit with friends and family. James was a retired member of 40 years of the Shawneetown Fire Dept. James was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Shawneetown. He was a good man, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed in the community.

James is survived by, Son - Donald (Kara) Rash of Ozark, IL, Daughters - Carolyn (Darrell) Osman of Harrisburg, IL, and Kim (Charles) Oldham of Shawneetown, IL. 4 Brothers - Bobby (Dianne) Rash of Sturgis, Ky, Benny (Margaret) Rash of Shawneetown, Il, Jerry (Phyllis) Rash of Indianapolis, IN, and Billy (Kim) Rash of Sturgis, KY. 2 Sisters - Myrna (Lee) Smith of Las Vegas, NV and Darlene (Jim) Warner of Las Vegas, NV. 7 grandchildren

Visitation for James will be Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at the Cox and Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral services for James will be Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Shawneetown where he will lie in state after 10 AM with Rev. Jack Hall officiating. Interment will be at the Westwood Cemetery near Shawneetown

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First Baptist Church in his memory

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