L. Marcelle Rusk

L. Marcelle Rusk, 84, Excelsior Springs, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2007, at her home.

Marcelle was born on Aug. 11, 1922, in Versailles, the daughter of Roy E. and Grace Pearl (Yarnell) Wendleton. She was married to Marvin Tietjen in 1940; he preceded her in death in 1968, she then married William Russell Rusk in 1971; he preceded her in death in 1977. Marcelle had worked for the Old Excelsior Springs Hospital and then was a receptionist for Dr. Baldwin for several years. She was a past member of Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church. She was an avid book reader and she enjoyed sewing and working in her yard.

Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Marcia Hiser and her husband, George of Excelsior Springs; son and daughter-in-law, Ken Tietjen and his wife, Marcha of Excelsior Springs; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four siblings, Kaye Woods of Excelsior Springs, Faye Williams of Excelsior Springs, Geanne Schield of Illinois, and Mancel Wendleton of Excelsior Springs.

Besides her parents and husbands, she was preceded by one brother, Henry Wendleton.

The family suggests memorial Contributions to the Excelsior Springs Hospital Hospice.
The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May, 2, 2007, at the Polley Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs.

Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at the Polley Funeral Home.

Burial will be in the Crown Hill Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Polley Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs.

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