Rush Limbaugh’s Wife Reflects on Her Husband’s Death: He ‘Knew He was Going to Heaven’
By Movieguide® Staff
Kathryn Limbaugh shared with fans of “The Rush Limbaugh Show” that she is comforted by the fact that her late husband, Rush Limbaugh, is in Heaven.
The family of the conservative talk show host, who died last month after a battle with lung cancer at age 70, held his funeral on Mar. 3.
Kathryn Limbaugh talked to her late husband’s audience on the “The Rush Limbaugh Show” about the ceremony at the Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
“It was just stunning, if you can imagine, looking forward through a winding road to see this beautiful carriage with grass in it and then flags around his gravesite. So as we approach the gravesite, you could see these beautiful American flags waving in the wind and the sun was shining through directly on that spot. It couldn’t have been more fitting,” Kathryn Limbaugh said.
She continued: “So Rush was escorted to his final resting place. We prayed around Rush and we also played some of his favorite music from ‘America The Beautiful’ by Ray Charles, and also a musical version of the ‘Irish Blessing,’ which we knew Rush also loved.”
Last October, Limbaugh expressed his own confidence in his salvation and joked about missing out on his funeral.
“I can’t believe I’m sitting here talking to her about my funeral,” Limbaugh said. “Sorry I’m gonna miss it.”
Despite Kathryn Limbaugh’s loss, she remains thankful for her family and the ability to grieve together.
“You know, I’m doing OK. Of course, it’s a very difficult time. But I really, truly feel we are all going through this process together. And it’s very much a process. And I think it helps us to all be together and grieve in a sense, and keep our Rush with us in that way,” she said.
Although Limbaugh did not know his final live broadcast would be on Feb. 2, Kathryn said they trusted God with the timing.
“So he left that day thinking that he would be coming back the next day. And unfortunately, he just got a little bit sicker and sicker by the day. And we had to take a bit of an emergency action for him. But the blessing in this is that he knew he was going to Heaven. But he didn’t know that that was his final show and didn’t know that he would not be speaking with all of you directly again. So that does provide some comfort that it was peaceful and unknown,” Kathryn Limbaugh said.
She continued: “We talked about it all the time, and you may recall he always said practically every show that he thanked God for being able to wake up that day. And that’s really how he took it, one day at a time, and knew that it was God’s plan and we would go forward as we needed to. But he knew ultimately that he would return to Heaven and be greeted by everyone who’d gone before him.”
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