Peggy Lee Rustin, age 65, of Webb City, MO, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at her home, following courageous battles with multiple lifelong illnesses.
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Peggy was born on February 19, 1956 in Southwest City, MO, the daughter of Henry and Eloise (Crosby) Smith. Peggy was very faithful to God. At eight years of age, during vacation Bible School, she was saved. She loved junior and youth camp meetings. She graduated from McDonald County High School in 1974. She then attended Midwest Bible Institute in Houston, TX. She attended Southside Church in Joplin and Community Baptist Church in Noel, MO.
Peggy married the love of her life, Larry Rustin, on August 5, 1977 in Anderson, MO. Together they were blessed with two daughters. She home schooled her daughters, Lauren and Rachel. She was a devoted wife, mother, and “Nana”. She loved being a homemaker and baking and cooking. She was a friend to many and dearly loved by her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband Larry Rustin, Webb City, MO; two daughters, Lauren Manning and husband Joshua, Noel, MO, and Rachel Stemm and husband Andrew, Joplin, MO; her mother, Eloise Smith, Anderson, MO; one sister, Patsy Loncarich and husband James, Goodman, MO; four special sisters-in-law, Linda Rustin-Reardon, Evelyn Reardon, Randy Brown and Robin Raulston; and five grandchildren, Emma, Luke, Claire, Ryan and Jack. She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Smith in October of 2020; and sisters-in-law, Kathy Pogue and Rita Anderson.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday April 28, 2021 at Mason-Woodard Chapel. Alvin Buschman and Kendall Glenn will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery Webb City, MO.
Memorial contributions may be given to Community Baptist Church Noel , Missouri, in care of the mortuary.