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Kathryn Limbaugh was on The Rush Limbaugh Show again yesterday. This was her second appearance on the program since Rush passed into Heaven. I’ve listened to both times she was on and I am just so impressed with this woman’s grace and compassion. She has taken callers’ questions and listened and told them she is sorry for their loss. As the widow, she, of course, is suffering the most, but she also recognizes that Rush’s listeners felt connected to him and are also grieving.
Based on how she has carried herself since his death, I understand why Rush called her the love of his life and his angel. She is a class act.
Kathryn Limbaugh on Rush's funeral: "It was absolutely stunning with a beautiful oak tree overhead, the sun shining directly on Rush. Very patriotic and very worthy of him." https://t.co/W3cfPXtgCX
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Kathryn addressed the details of the funeral and the funeral planning. She noted that she and Rush referred to the funeral as “his upcoming event.”
She described a private, elegant, and fitting ceremony for the great Rush Limbaugh.
“But Rush was buried last Wednesday in St. Louis, Missouri, at a wonderful cemetery called Bellefontaine — it could also be pronounced ‘Bell Fountain’ — a cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.”
“And just to picture it, it might remind you a bit of Arlington or other historic cemeteries around the world, with winding hills and pathways and big trees that are bare right now but in the upcoming months they will be full and green and very lovely to walk around,” she added. “But as I said in that clip, I’ve always said Rush is just shy of a president, in my opinion.”
“From the moment that he left the house here in Palm Beach, there was a procession escorting Rush to the transport plane that would take him to St. Louis, and then when we arrived in St. Louis, there was a procession leading to the cemetery,” Kathryn continued.
Rush’s wife shared how Limbaugh “was never left alone” at any time during the procession and that “there was a horse-drawn carriage waiting for him, and it was simply stunning.”
“It was very peaceful, very beautiful,” Kathryn explained. “And we followed behind the horse-drawn carriage until we reached the chapel. And when we reached the chapel, we had a small service in the chapel which is located in the cemetery. Rush was escorted into the chapel to his favorite version of The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
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Kathryn also talked about Rush being escorted to his resting place as “America the Beautiful,” by Charles Ray, and a musical version of the “Irish Blessing,” accompanied the procession. She noted these songs were some of Rush’s favorites.
SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN: Conservative media icon Rush Limbaugh laid to rest in St. Louis cemetery pic.twitter.com/iXbDZgEzuh
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