Kodi Marie Rust, daughter of John Rust and Brandi (Briley) Rust, was born on May 31, 1992 in West Plains, Missouri, and departed this life on June 9, 2010 in Douglas County, Missouri, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident, at 18 years of age.
Kodi grew up in Mtn. Grove and graduated from Mtn. Grove High School in May of this year. She was on the road toward a long, happy and productive life. She was active in her church, cheerleading, and numerous clubs. She would have done much more if there were more than 24 hours in a day.
She truly loved her family and friends; they were her heart. Although she was barely 18, she had already touched many lives and hearts. She always had a smile for those around her and orneriness that followed her everywhere.
Her mother would say that she was not innocent, but she had an intimate relationship with the Lord, and she knows in her heart that she is in Jesus’ arms right now.
She attended Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mtn. Grove.
She was preceded in death by great-grandparents Leland Rust and Jack and Ruby Randel; an aunt, Genie Marie Briley; an uncle, Luther Rhodes; and a sister, Shelby Allen.
She is survived by her father, John Rust and Linsey Cain; her mother, Brandi Rust and Brian Allen; her brothers, Logan Rust, Ryan Murr and Dustin Murr; her sisters, Kimberly Allen, Taylor Allen, Veronica Strong and Bridget Murr; her paternal grandparents, Norman and Diann Rust; her paternal grandmother, Cathy Rust; her maternal grandparents, Bobby and Connie Briley; her paternal great-grandmother, Ruby Russell; many uncles, aunts, cousins and a host of other relative and friends who will miss her very much.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 12, 2010, in the Mtn. Grove High School gymnasium with Rev. Wayne Cannon officiating. Song selections were “Amazing Grace,” “I Can Only Imagine,” and “Ships of Heaven.” Pallbearers were Logan Rust, John Rust, Norman Rust, Brian Allen, Ryan Keller, Terance Parsons and Chris Driskell. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.