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Anna Cushman

December 28, 2016
Portage, MI

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Anna J. "Cush" Cushman, age 79, of Portage, MI passed away Wednesday morning, December 28, 2016. Anna was born December 10, 1937 in Erie, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Danford and Lillian (Cross) Cushman, and became permanently "Cush" in college. A leader and mentor all her life across a wide range of efforts toward greater justice and equality, Cush was deeply involved in the Episcopal Church, especially its peace and justice ministries, and also in the Education for Ministry program. On February 14, 2015, after 34 years together, she was united in marriage to Susan Fisher, who survives. Also surviving are her children, Anthony Fisher, Robert (Amy) Fisher, Paula York, Aszure (Matt) Isbell; 8 grandchildren, Teeya, Tamrah, Keegan, Alyssa, Shawnee, Adam, Olivia, and Evan; three surviving aunts, numerous cousins, and many close friends. A service to celebrate her life will be held at 11:00am Saturday, January 7 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 929 E. Centre St. Interment will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be directed to CARES or to the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan in memory of Anna Cushman to support EfM scholarships. Arrangements by Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick.