Gerarda “Carrie” J. Cushing, 73, Blue Springs, Mo., passed away December 25, 2012.

Gerarda “Carrie” J. Cushing, 73, Blue Springs, Mo., passed away December 25, 2012.


Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday December 31, 2012, at the Meyers Funeral Chapel Blue Springs, Mo.  Burial in Missouri Veterans Cemetery Higginsville, Mo. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.


Carrie was born May 20, 1939, in Zeist, Holland, the daughter of Gerardus and Willemijntje (Hendriks) Poulich. She was a member of Coronation of Our Lady Catholic Church in Grandview, Mo.


She was preceded in death by her husband John Cushing March 23, 2008, a daughter Diana Hoover, and a son James Swain III.


Survivors include daughters Renee Pingel and husband Les of Blue Springs, Mo., Linda Jones and husband Phil of Oak Grove, Mo., brothers Jan and Ruud Poulich, sisters Willie VanOlderan and Nel Poulich all of Holland, thirteen grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.


Memorial Contribution may be made to Coronation of Our Lady Catholic Church Grandview, Mo., or American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made in Carrie’s name to meyersfuneralchapel.com.


Arrangements: Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St, Blue Springs, MO 64015, 816-229-3276.



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