Mildred F. Tucker Rust Carnes, 90, of Allentown, died at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 in the Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.
She was born April 14, 1923, in Elida, a daughter of Henry Edgar and Lucy Frances Stemen Tucker, who are deceased. Her step-father, Delbert Huey is also deceased. On Nov. 24, 1946, she married M. Devon Rust, who died June 27, 1950. Then on April 12, 1961, she married John H. Carnes, who died Aug. 19, 1989.
Surviving are four children, Thomas J. (Bev) Rust, of Columbus, Ind., Judy Ann (Mike) Deeter, of Tipp City, Herman K. (Stephanie) Carnes, of Wapakoneta, and Edward H. (Marife) Carnes, of Fort Drum, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Savanah Carnes, of Columbus, 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, Ind.; a sister, Luella Stutzman, of Batavia, Ill.; a brother-in-law, Orvie Stirn, of Cridersville; a sister-in-law, Yvonne Tucker, of Lima.
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; a sister-in-law, Martha Tucker.
Mrs. Carnes had attended the Allentown United Methodist Church and also the Bethel Christian 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 then at Stenographer at Westinghouse in Lima until 1961.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday in the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Sunday and after 9:30 a.m. Monday at the F. H.
Memorial contributions may be made to Face to Face Ministries, St. Rita’s Hospice or to the donor’s choice.