Margaret Genevieve Rust Hall passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018, just three weeks after celebrating her 100th birthday with family and friends.

Margaret was born June 6th, 1918 to Yates Loudon and Edythe Lynne Kavanaugh Rust on her familyís farm, 3 miles north of Hardin, MO. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Maurice Hall, whom she married in 1965. Also, preceding Margaret in death was her brother, Edward Loudon Rust; an uncle, LD Kavanaugh; 3 aunts, Genevieve Kavanaugh Flenniken, Susan Rust Rhodes, and Bruner Margaret Rust. Margaret also had a dear cousin, Bob Wild, who through Margaret married her life-long best friend, Mildred Bluhm Wild.

Margaretís survivors are a nephew, Troy (Janna) Rust of Independence, MO; a niece, Chandra Grider; a great-niece, Jordan Grider; and a grand-nephew, Henley, all of Springfield, MO. Additionally, Margaret had three step-children, Richard Hall, Beverly Rude and Alice LaViolette and by way of them, six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Margaret attended Morton Grade School and later graduated from Hardin High School in 1935. Margaret then studied at the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO and Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Upon graduating from Central Missouri State College in 1939, Margaret taught choral music in several Missouri schools, including Arbyrd, Concordia, Higginsville, and Henrietta, before coming to Liberty in 1948, where she taught music until retiring in 1968. After retiring, Margaret substituted in the North Kansas City Public Schools until 1980. Also upon coming to Liberty, Margaret joined the Second Baptist Church of Liberty, MO, where she continued to be an active member in their music and regularly attend, until her later years.

Once both retired, Margaret and Maurice began to travel. During the first 24 years of their 33-year marriage, they traveled to destinations including: Canada, Germany, Europe (7), The Holy Land, Scandinavia, The British Isles, Milan, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, England Yugoslavia, Portugal, & Morocco. While Margaretís true loves were travel and music, in her later years, Margaret enjoyed nothing as much as watching the birds on the feeder, outside her window. It wasnít hard for Margaret to keep that feeder full, as she was so dearly loved by all the Liberty Terrace and Pleasant Valley Manor staff, they were always eager to fill it for her.

The family has chosen to a private graveside service. The family has chosen to a private graveside service. If you would like to make a memorial contribution, the family has suggested the Lavelock Cemetery, Hardin, Missouri.
You may mail it to:
AXA / Troy Rust, 717 E South St., Richmond, Missouri 64085