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Carol Lee Rushing

June 15, 1940 - November 14, 2012

Carol Lee Rushing, age 72 of Lisle, IL, died Wednesday, November 14 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with rheumatoid arthritis. Born in Joliet, IL on June 15, 1940, lovingly raised by Josephine Aversa, Carol was preceded in death by her brother, Terence Aversa and her sister, Jacqueline Luzebetak.

Carol attended St. Cyril Elementary School, St. Francis Academy, and joined the community at Sacred Heart Monastery. She received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Loyola University Chicago and a Master of Science in Education degree from Governor State University.

A brilliant teacher of both children and educators, Carol taught in Ft. Worth, TX, Chicago, IL, and over 30 years in Valley View School District 365U as a language arts coordinator and English Language Learner director. In retirement, she built the library collection at Villa St. Benedict and served as a consultant for the Kane County Regional Office of Education. Carol is remembered for her loving, compassionate spirit, and for her ability to inspire the best in others.

Carol is survived by her sister-in-law, Sara Rini Aversa, her brother-in-law Stephen (Betty Ann) Luzbetak, her nephews; David (Patricia), Aaron(Lori), and John(Tina)Aversa, her nieces; Reine (Mark) Jeremias, Nina Aversa and Henry Sotomayor, Maria Stadler, and Angela Aversa, twelve great-nieces and nephews and many lifelong friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be designated for rheumatoid arthritis research at Mayo Clinic. Memorials can be made online at or mailed to Department of Development, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905.

Visitation: Saturday, November 17th 9:00-11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel, 1920 Maple Ave, Lisle, IL. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 AM.

Interment is private.
For more information, please call 630-355-0213

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