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Wanda Rusk

Service Date: January 29, 2020
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington
Interment Info: Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North
Service Info: Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington
Service Info

Wanda Leona Rusk (nee: Crane) joined her Heavenly Father on January 24, 2020. She joins her husband, Willard Rusk and parents, Wendell and Vera Crane. Wanda was a beloved mother, sister, aunt, nana and friend. She was an accomplished musician, creating CD’s, writing music and playing for her church, Ashland Ave. Baptist. Her creativity came in the form of the written word as well. She published a book of short stories and wrote poetry. Wanda was a devout Christian woman and spread her heart for Christ through her missionary and extensive volunteer work. She worked as a School Secretary for Boone County Schools for 13 years. Wanda was also an avid traveler. Wanda is survived by her children, Thomas Earl (Beverly) Rusk, Catherine Frances Killingsworth, Patricia Lynn (Albert) Durant, Catherine Elizabeth Poston, and Douglas Ray Rusk; brother, Wendell “Bud” (Wanda) Crane; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews as well as many other dear family members and friends. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 28th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Linnemann Funeral Homes in Burlington, Kentucky. A service will be the following morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home, followed by a burial at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for Ashland Ave. Baptist Church, 4255 Ashland Ave. Latonia, KY 41015.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington

1940 Burlington Pike
10:30 am

Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington

1940 Burlington Pike

Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North

Address: 205 Eibeck Lane WILLIAMSTOWN, KY 41097
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Wanda Rusk


Our loss is heavens gain

Dear Rusk children, I wish we could be there with you today. Ron and I feel like we’re a part of your wonderful family and Wanda always made us feel so loved. She was by far my favorite Sunday School teacher at Ward Road Baptist Church so many years ago. Our prayers are with you always! Love, Ron and Vicki Morse

Thoughts and prayers for you in your loss.

I am so sorry about your loss.
I sure loved Willard & Wanda. I met them in 2002 when I went to East Africa through the Tanzania Ky. Partnership.
Willard was our team leader but was unable to go.
We met several times and after our trip April 18- May 4 to Yombo / Bagamoyo Africa we had a couple reunions here in Harrodsburg. Loved hearing Wanda play the piano. Such a sweet sweet lady.
Thankful that one day I will see them again in Heaven!
Bonnie Woodward

Amazing Wanda

I didn’t know Wanda long but she brought so much joy, happiness, and fun to each and every day. I’m so blessed to have known her and met her. She will never be forgotten! Prayers to the family in this difficult time.


I really miss you mom, More than I ever thought possible

Gains and losses

So sorry for the families’ loss. So happy for Wanda’s gain. She is health, happy and whole and in the presence of the God she loved and served.

Thought and prayers

Our thoughts and prayers to the family. I know Wanda was very loved just by the way Cathy would talk about her. Our condolences in this difficult time.
Teresa & David Overley