Denese Jean Kushinsky

December 15, 1946 - September 7, 2022
Denese Jean Kushinsky

Denese Jean Kushinsky, age 75 of Wilmington, NC, has sadly passed away at her home on September the 7th of 2022.

Denese was born on December 15, 1946 in Decatur, IL to the late Richard W. Rodgers and Betty J. Whitaker.

Denese is survived by her children Carl Joseph Kushinsky (Craig Glenn) and Chelsy L. Lehman (Jeff). She is predeceased by her brothers Rick W. Rodgers and Mark W. Rodgers. Denese will be missed by all those that she touched with her kindness and charity.

There are no services planned.

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  • September 18, 2022
    Chelsy Lehman says:
    How would I ever be able to fully describe the loss of Mom to our little family? She was the best of us all. Please know that she kept her circle small and loved her friends and family with her whole heart. She requested no services but asked that each of us be kind, "pay it forward", have a generous spirit and remember to "love one another, as I have loved you". John 13:34 Carl, Craig, Jeff and I will miss her forever.

  • September 18, 2022
    Chelsy Lehman posted an image:
    Our Mother.
    Our Mother.

  • September 18, 2022
    Chelsy Lehman posted an image:
    Sweet Denese. ❤️
    Sweet Denese. ❤️

  • September 16, 2022
    Kathy Sjursen says:
    Chelsy, Carl and family. Sending my deepest condolences to all of you. Your mom was a lovely, funny, generous and sweet friend. We always had a lot of laughs and i will truly miss her. ❤️❤️