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Obituary for Carol Lee Ruster (Scheihing)

Carol Lee Ruster, 88 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, January 7, 2024, at Signature of Putnam County in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Born Wednesday, September 4, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Paul Scheihing and the late Catherine Schlau Scheihing. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Ruster for 54 years.

Carol married Kenneth on May 12, 1956 and moved to Cincinnati to be closer to the jobsite. In 1980, they moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana due to Kenneth's job. In 2020, she moved to Cookeville, TN to be closer to family.

Surviving are
daughter, Sharon (William) Cole of Cookeville.

2 grandchildren
Amanda (Chandler) Johns of Cookeville
Andrew (Adrienne) Ebersole of Chattanooga

3 great-grandchildren
AJ Potts, Beckham Ebersole, and Harper Ebersole

In addition to her parents and husband, Carol was preceded in death by her son, Randal Paul Ruster.

There will be a Celebration of Life from 3-5 pm on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at the home of Sharon and William Cole.

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