Rust, Sherrell Keith

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Time: 10:00 Am to 12:00 Noon

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Time: 12:00 Noon

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the American Diabetes Association


Sherrell Keith Rust of St. Clair, MO, formerly of Lima, OH, departed this life in Sullivan, MO on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, having reached the age of eighty years, two months and sixteen days. Sherrell was born in Greenville, OH on August 1, 1932, son of Millard Keister Rust and Mary Abigail Rust nee Hartmann. On August 9, 1953 he was united in marriage to Fleeta Goetz and two children came to bless this union. On April 19, 1981 he was united in marriage to Lois Kopf nee Reynolds and their families were joined as one. In 2007 he began sharing his life with his companion, Betty Parks.

Sherrell is survived by his companion, Betty Parks of St. Clair, MO; by his son, Keith Rust and wife, Cheryl, of Lima, OH; by his daughter, Melody Weckmann and husband, Malcolm, of St. Clair; by three grandchildren, Angie Lakso and husband, Justin, of Union, MO, Cheryl Jorgensen of Lima, OH and Korey Rust of Lima, OH; by nine great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Sherrell was preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Mary Rust; by his wife, Fleeta Rust; by his wife, Lois Rust; and by three brothers, Devon Rust, Garrett Rust and infant brother Jackie Rust.

Sherrell was a Christian and past member of Green Mound Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO. He spent his working career as a machinist for Lima Electric in Lima, OH, where he retired from. He was a proud member of the International Association of Machinist of Lima, OH. Sherrell enjoyed many interests and pastimes throughout his life, including making jewelry, listening to bluegrass music and especially going to bluegrass music festivals. What meant most to Sherrell was his family. His children and grandchildren held a special place in his heart, as he did in theirs. The many wonderful memories they had created will be cherished by them all forever.

A kind and loving companion, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, great and great-great uncle, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO with the Rev. Bill Luttrell officiating. Interment was in Crestview Memorial Park in St. Clair. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.