Jane Rust

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Jane Lee Rust, 83, of Freeburg, IL, born January 15, 1935, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at Evelyn’s Hospice House in Creve Coeur, MO.

Jane was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She was a strong lady, the glue that held her family together.  Jane worked for Tribout Distributors for 54 years before retiring.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. where she participated in the St. Mary 4H Go-Getters and Mothers’ Club. Jane took great joy in caring for her granddaughter Jessica, who suffered from a brain injury.  She touched the hearts of many young people while helping children learn to read as a volunteer at Freeburg Elementary School as well as the public library.  Jane was an avid fisherman, reader, gardener and lover of animals.  To see Jane truly happy was to see her spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Peter A. Rust, whom she married on February 7, 1953, and who died on May 11, 2012; a daughter, Mary Jane Rust; a son, David Peter Rust; her parents, Lester and Martha, nee Scheibel, Griebel; brother William Harrold Griebel Sr.; and son-in-law, Ed LePes.

Surviving are two daughters, Debra LePes of Sparta, IL, and Donna (Gary) Amburn of Golconda, IL;
two sons, Peter D. “Chip” (Terri) Rust of Ste. Genevieve, MO, and Michael (Missy) Rust of St. Louis, MO;
seven grandchildren, Stephanie, Jessica, Amanda, Denny, Kristin, Kassie, and Shane;
a brother, Rick (Juanita) Griebel of Belleville, IL;
and two sisters, Bonnie Barr of Belleville, IL, and RaeJean (Larry) Elliot of Belleville, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the benefit of Jessica LePes at Citizen Bank of Freeburg.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, September 30, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, October 1, 2018, at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL, followed by burial.


3 Comments on Jane Rust

Laurie Eisenhauer said : Guest Report Sep 28, 2018 at 6:58 PM

Dear Chip and Family, I will always remember Mrs. Rust as such a kind and dear woman. I think I first met her when I was very young; my Mom and I stopped in at Tribouts and she patiently assisted me in picking out the best trinket for my money. Later she was my 4H Leader along with Mrs. Blaes. And, of course, Chip went through all of St. Mary Grade School with me. Such wonderful times that I will cherish. Speak of her often and share her wonderful stories and she will stay close with you always. Much Love -- Laurie

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Gena Schaffer said : Guest Report Sep 26, 2018 at 2:28 PM

God bless you all as you grieve the loss of your dear mother. Aunt Lee will be remembered for her nurturing, supportive, kind and caring conversations she shared with us all. Her soft and sincere chuckles, and time to listen pause sprinkled within each conversation always left me feeling cared for and positive about any situation . I appreciate the family connection throughout the years and will so miss this sweet Aunt . Rest In Peace Aunt Lee. Love to you all . Gena

  • Valrico
  • Fl
Brenda Powers said : Guest Report Sep 22, 2018 at 10:47 PM

My thoughts have been with you all...Jane always had a beautiful smile and looked for the bright side in any situation...I truly admired Jane...Rest In Peace....

  • Plainview
  • Illinois

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