Virginia Rust, 93, Wabash, died at 3:20 a.m. May 19, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor East, Wabash.
She was born July 15, 1924, in Grant County to Marshall R. and Grace M. (Berry) Spiker.
She was a 1942 graduate of Swayzee High School, Swayzee, and a graduate of the Wayne University of Beauty Culture in Fort Wayne, She married Alfred Rust in Marion, on Aug. 1, 1945; he died Nov. 28, 2002. She was a retired beautician and a homemaker. Virginia was a member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church. She enjoyed having all of her family at home and cooking their favorite meals. She also enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening. Virginia did a lot of volunteering for schools, church and scouts..
She is survived by two children: Gary Rust; and Cheryl (Tom) Panning, both of Wabash; five grandchildren: Jennifer (Mike) Shrider, Daphne, AL; Amy (Tony) Tapper, Fort Wayne; Nichole (Jason) Voland, Warren; Joel (Natalie) Rust, Nappanee; and Rick (Katie) Panning, Elkhart; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents; sister: Margaret Lindley; and two brothers: Dr. Robert Spiker and Chester Spiker.
Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m., Monday, May 21, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Herb Hughs officiating. Entombment will be in Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call between 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Parkview Wabash Hospice.