Jimmy D. “Coach” Rash of St. Charles, Missouri, passed away January 30th at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Mary Elizabeth (nee Hildmann) Rash; cherished son of the late Walter and Raichel (nee Hastings) Rash; devoted father of Patricia (Norris) Ravenscraft, and Cindy (Rick) Witzel; loving grandfather of Michael (Lana) Loehrer, Jeremy (Kate) Loehrer, Scott (Courtney) Ravenscraft and Eric Witzel; and great-grandfather of Austin Ravenscraft, Alexis Ravenscraft, Connor Ravenscraft, Chase Merritt, Lennox Loehrer, Tenlee Loehrer, and Abel Loehrer. Beloved uncle, cousin, and friend to many.
Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Rash.
Jim dedicated his career to the St. Charles School District from 1957 to 1988 as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and principal. He spent most of his years at St. Charles High School with a half year at Hardin Middle School. He taught physical education and driver’s education, and coached football and track from 1957 to 1966. He influenced many students in his years of education.
He was a faithful member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in St. Charles. Prior memberships were with St. Charles Christian Church and Good Shepherd United Church of Christ.
Jim loved going to his and Liz’s place in the country, riding horses, fishing, and especially doing things with his family. He enjoyed watching most sporting events, especially football and basketball and playing cards. Jim influenced many lives. He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations in Jim's memory to one of the following organizations: Truman State University Bulldog Athletics Fund, American Cancer Society, or a fund for scholarships in Jim’s honor (checks must be made payable to Mary Rash), or a charity of your choice.