Brittany Mishelle Rudolph, ("Brittan", "London") 28, of Taylorville, passed away on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 at home surrounded by those she loved. She was born December 8th, 1986 to Daren Rudolph and Catherine Davis-Rudolph in Springfield, Il.
Brittan grew up in Grove City, Illinois along with her sister and best friend Krystal Rudolph. Brittan was diagnosed February 21st 2007 with brain cancer and given a year to live. Upon chemotherapy and radiation treatment Brittan graduated from Blackburn College with honors and earned a double major in graphic design/graphic communications and a minor in professional communications on time and with her graduating class. After college Brittan set off to climb mountains in Colorado on a cancer retreat with the organization First Descents where she made many special friendships with other cancer survivors. After mountain climbing Brittan became a foster parent where she met the love of her life, Georgia Grace Rudolph, 4. Brittan loved being a mom and laughing with friends and family. Throughout her eight year battle with cancer Brittan inspired many with her courage and determination to prove the statistics wrong.
Brittan is survived by her daughter: Georgia Grace Rudolph of Taylorville, Father: Daren Rudolph of Edinburg, Mother: Catherine Davis-Rudolph (companion Tony Johnson) of Texas, sister: Krystal Rudolph (companion Evan Mitchell) of Taylorville, grandparents: Tom and Sharon Rudolph of Mt. Auburn, and Floyd and Sandy Davis of Lincoln, several aunts, uncles, and cousins, and her two beloved cats.
Brittan is preceded in death by her grandmother: Betty "Mimi" Davis
Brittan’s request was to be cremated. A private memorial gathering will be held for her family. In lieu of flowers please make donations to First Descents to help another cancer fighter have the opportunity to gain strength @ https://support.firstdescents.org/fundraise/team?ftid=46567 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital
McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Brittan or condolences to the family may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com