Rush Limbaugh laid to rest in historic St. Louis cemetery

It was fitting to lay Rush to rest quietly and privately with close friends in attendance.

KMOX St. Louis

Conservative talk legend Rush Limbaugh was laid to rest Wednesday in a very private ceremony at Bellefontaine Cemetery.

The 70-year-old Limbaugh died on February 17 after a year-long battle with advanced lung cancer. Security was very tight as a horse-drawn carriage was brought in to carry “El Rushbo,” as he was known to his fans, to his final resting place.

Sources say the north St. Louis County cemetery was closed to the public for several hours Wednesday, as an estimated 40 family members and dignitaries had to clear security before being allowed through the gates.

Many expected Limbaugh to be buried in his hometown of Cape Girardeau, Mo. Instead, he will rest in eternity alongside some of St. Louis’s most famous residents.

A statement from Kathryn Limbaugh and family said Rush Hudson Limbaugh III was honorably laid to rest Wednesday in St. Louis, with close immediate family in attendance. There will be additional celebrations of Rush’s life to come both virtually and in his home town of Cape Girardeau, the statement said. Courtesy Rush Limbaugh family

While Florida flew flags at half staff in his honor on Wednesday, Palm Beach County refused to comply.


Palm Beach County defied Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday, refusing to lower its courthouse flags to half-staff in honor of the late conservative broadcaster Rush Limbaugh —a move that the governor’s office called “petty.”

The county’s courthouse flags remained at full staff, ignoring Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Tuesday afternoon order directing its U.S. and Florida flags to be flown at half-staff. He also ordered the Town of Palm Beach and the State Capitol in Tallahassee to fly their flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday. Those flags were lowered.

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9 Responses to Rush Limbaugh laid to rest in historic St. Louis cemetery

  1. auscitizenmom says:

    I had to go pick up groceries and had Rush’s show on the whole way. I forgot the name of the guy who is filling in, but he is doing really well. Just in the little I heard, it made me understand more about Rush than I ever knew. Somebody is doing a very good job on setting up the show.

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  2. Pa Hermit says:

    Palm Beach can plant their liberalism where the sun don’t shine. Won’t be doin’ any socializing there.


  3. Lucille says:

    Lots of great stories at the highlighted “laid to rest” link. This article reveals that Rush was called Rusty by family and friends. I don’t think I ever heard that before. It’s a heartwarming read.

    “Millie Limbaugh’s very famous son”
    Friday, February 26, 2021
    (Published May 25, 1993.)


    • auscitizenmom says:

      I watched Levine the other night. He said he and Rush used to correspond back and forth and one time Levine said he was worried because he needed an operation and was afraid to go to the hospital because he didn’t know how much it was going to end up costing him and he didn’t have a lot of money at the time. Rush said that is BS and told him to go get what ever he needed done and send him the bill. He was that kind of generous. Levine said that he ended up with a $7000 bill that he could handle, so he didn’t have to ask for money. But, he was very touched by the offer.


      • Lucille says:

        Like Bo said recently, Rush gave to so many groups anonymously and helped out folks who didn’t know it was him doing it.

        One group that did know it and he encouraged his listeners to support was the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation. That’s likely the reason the Marine is standing guard at the foot of Rush’s coffin.

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  4. tblakney says:

    The Great El Rushbo!!! There will never be another like him!! RIP!!


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