Shirley “Jean” (Rush) Wilson

Shirley “Jean” (Rush) Wilson

Jun 10, 1925 – Apr 29, 2017

The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 3rd from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Bel Air Chapel, 12100 W. Center Rd.  SERVICES Thursday, May 4th at 1pm at Living Faith United Methodist Church, 5310 So. 182nd Ave.  Interment, Hillcrest Memorial Park.  Memorials are suggested to Living Faith United Methodist Church or Nebraska Humane Society.


Shirley Jean (Rush) Wilson was born on June 10, 1925, to Joshua and Lavinna (Saunders) Rush in rural Sarpy County, Nebraska.  She passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Brookestone Meadows in Elkhorn.

Jean grew up in Omaha and attended Omaha Public Schools, graduating from South High School in 1943.  On January 25, 1947, she married Raymon Louis Wilson in Omaha.  To this union three children were born.

Jean worked for Union Pacific Railroad, Mutual of Omaha and Sidles/Midlands in the accounting departments.  After retiring, she and Ray travelled throughout the United States, visiting sites in nearly every state, and in Canada and Mexico.  She and Ray were both lifelong bowlers and later in life, golfers, and often travelled to take part in a bowling tournament, to try a new golf course, or just to see new sights.  She was a member of Living Faith United Methodist Church and the Red Hat Society.

Jean loved dogs, from her childhood pets to her first family dog, Spike, to her grand-dogs Carly, Stella, Rain and Sophie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, in 2000; parents; sisters, Wilma Goodman (Al) and Thelma Cisar (Charles); and brother, Jim Rush.

Jean is survived by her children: Gary Wilson and wife, Cheryll of Omaha, Sharry Nielsen and husband, Bill of Minden, Nebraska, and Billie Wilson and husband, Mike Howard of Omaha; grandchildren: Brent Wilson and fiancée, Tamye Gillam of Fremont, Rick Nielsen of Seattle, Washington, Tracy Fair and husband, Brian of Lakeville, Minnesota, and John Nielsen of Fayetteville, North Carolina; great-grandchildren: Cole and Alex Haugen, and Cayce and Andia Nielsen; and sister-in-law, Lois Rush of Bennington, Nebraska.



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