Denver Lloyd Rust, 86, Overland, Missouri, completed his earthly journey on August 6, 2013 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.
Denver was born March 27, 1927 at Cabool, Missouri, to Floyd J. and Bertha M. (Jarrett) Rust. He attended Cabool High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. He served overseas duty in France.
On September 30, 1950, he married the love of his life, Evelyn M. Murr. This union was suddenly ended May 14, 1998 after almost 48 years, due to heart and valve surgery.
Denver owned two bulk tank milk trucks and routes while in Cabool. After moving to Overland, he became a courier for the St. Louis County Library, driving a bookmobile to various designated places until he retired.
He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother in infancy, his parents, his wife, and two brothers, Delbert Rust and Burley Rust.
He is survived by many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, sisters-in-law and a host of other relatives and friends.
He professed his faith in Christ as his Lord and Savior at Rock Springs Free Will Baptist Church and was baptized soon after. He remained true to that faith the rest of his life.
Denver loved animals and they loved him, especially their two boxers, Mr. Jiggs and Becky. He always told Evelyn, “When we get to Heaven, don’t look for me on the streets of gold. Look for the pets and you will find me.”
Denver loved a good joke. He never forgot one and enjoyed telling them over and over to his friends. He was good at making up his own rhyming jingles.
He will be greatly missed and will remain in the hearts of those who loved him.