Docia (Miller) Rash

Docia Rash, age 98, a resident of Columbia, MO, formerly of Braymer, passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at South Hampton Place in Columbia.

Docia was born the daughter of Frank E. and Kate (McCarty) Miller, Sr., on March 10, 1923, in Newberry, SC. She was united in marriage to Thomas S. Rash on June 5, 1943, in Newberry. He preceded her in death on April 22, 2006. She was a farm wife and a 4-H leader in the Braymer and Cowgill areas, worked at the Ammunition Plant in Richmond, and worked as a Star Mail Contractor for the US Postal Service, running a route from Chillicothe to Carrollton. Docia was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Cowgill.

Survivors include two daughters, Nita Faye Bloss of Springfield and Rita Kaye Hussey of Columbia; three grandchildren, Darin E. Hussey, Curtis Edmond Denham, and Alan Stuart Denham; eight great-grandchildren, Randall Hussey, Zacharial Denham, Connor Thomas Denham, Titan James Denham, Benjamin Jeffrey Denham, Elizabeth Parisi, Amanda Welshans and Lily Welshans; and one great-great-granddaughter, Layla Parisi. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas; one son, Thomas Marion Rash; one granddaughter, Docia Marie McIntire; one son-in-law, David Bloss; three brothers, Edward, Frank, and John Miller; and seven sisters, Laura Stelter, Doris Fleming, Georgia Freeman, Mary Keith, Nora Farmer, Juanita Purdue, and Evangeline Rinderknecht

Graveside services will be held at Greenhill Cemetery in Rock Port, on Thursday, May 27, at 1:00 p.m. Friends may call at the Lindley Pitts Funeral Home in Braymer on Wednesday, May 26, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri, and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Pitts Funeral Home in Braymer.

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