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Obituary: Mildred F. Tucker Rust Carnes, Allentown, Ohio


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Mildred F. Tucker Rust Carnes, 90, of Allentown, Ohio, died at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.

She was born April 14, 1923, in Elida, Ohio, a daughter of Henry Edgar and Lucy Frances Stemen Tucker, who are deceased. Her stepfather, Delbert Huey, is also deceased. On November 24, 1946, she married M. Devon Rust, who died June 27, 1950. Then, on April 12, 1961, she married John H. Carnes, who died August 19, 1989.

Surviving are four children, the Rev. Thomas J. (Bev) Rust of Columbus, Ind., Judy Ann (Mike) Deeter of Tipp City, Ohio, Herman K. (Stephanie) Carnes of Wapakoneta, Ohio, and Edward H. (Marife) Carnes of Fort Drum, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Savannah Carnes of Columbus, Ohio, Michaela Carnes of Wapakoneta, Stephanie (Brian) Rawlings of Columbus, Ind., Matt (Tracie) Helmbrecht of Fishers, Ind., and Trisha Galon Carnes of Fort Drum, N.Y.; two great-grandchildren, Claire and Nathan Rawlings of Columbus, lnd.; a sister; Luella Stutzman of Batavia, Ill.; a brother-in-law, Orvie Stirn of Cridersville, Ohio; and a sister-in-law; Yvonne Tucker of Lima, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by an infant son; an infant granddaughter, Jacqueline Carnes; three brothers, Harold, Gerald and Dale Tucker; a sister, Dorothy Stirn; and a sister-in-law, Martha Tucker.

Mrs. Carnes had attended Allentown United Methodist Church and Bethel Christain Union Church. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, baking, reading and travel. She was a 1941 graduate of Elida High School then worked at the DWG Cigar factory and as a stenographer at Westinghouse in Lima until 1961.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, Ohio, with the Rev. Dennis Hunter officiating. Burial will be at Spencerville Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday and after 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Face to Face Ministries, St. Rita's Hospice or to the donor's choice of charities.

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