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Tiffany Ann Rusher 27 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 8:15 PM March 30,
2017 at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL.
 
Graveside services will be 1 P.M. Thursday, April 13, 2017 Mausoleum Park
Cemetery, Clinton, IL, with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. The family
entrusted Calvert Funeral Home Clinton, IL with arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Tiffany Rusher Memorial Fund.
 
Tiffany was born June 28, 1989 in Champaign, IL the daughter of Richard
Rusher, Sr. and Kelli Andrews.
 
Survivors include her mother: Kelli Andrews, Clinton, IL; father: Richard
Rusher, Sr., Clinton, IL; 3 Brothers:
Joshua Rusher, CO, Richard Rusher, Jr. with his fiancé and 3 children, Clinton, IL, Zacharey Rusher,
Clinton, IL; Grandmother: Betty Glenn, Clinton, IL, 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 dollars 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.

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