CLINTON — Tiffany Ann Rusher, 27 of Clinton, Ill., passed away at 8:15 p.m. on March 30, 2017, at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017, Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home Clinton, with arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the Tiffany Rusher memorial fund.
Tiffany was born on June 28, 1989, in Champaign, Ill., the daughter of Richard Rusher, Sr. and Kelli Andrews.
Survivors include her mother, Kelli Andrews, Clinton; father, Richard Rusher, Sr., Clinton; three brothers: Joshua Rusher, Colo., Richard Rusher, Jr., with his fiancé andthree children, Clinton, Zacharey Rusher, Clinton; Grandmother: Betty Glenn, Clinton, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Tiffany loved to sing, write poetry, listen to music, read and try out new restaurants. She also loved her cat, Bella, very much.
Tiffany Rusher joined with many other prisoners working with the Uptown People’s Law Center to pursue a class action law suit, which will result in $80 million being spent yearly for the improvement of mental health treatment in Illinois prisons. Also, she supported the UPLC’s work to reduce the use of solitary confinement in Illinois, which is where her problems started.
It was Tiffany’s wish that we change the way we treat our mentally ill patients and end solitary confinement. Sadly, those changes are too late to save Tiffany. But, hopefully, this will save the lives of others.
Tiffany will be remembered by many.
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com