Carol Anne Rust (a resident of Clearwater, FL formerly of St. Regis Falls, NY) passed away on Monday, July 9th at the Brookside Home of Suncoast Hospice in Palm Harbor, FL. Carol was born November 4, 1947 in Marion, OH to Raymond J and Halcyon LaPoint Pondysh (Davies). Carol graduated from St. Regis Falls Central School in 1966. She then attended Plattsburg State College and graduated with a Bachelors degree as a home economics teacher. She married Marvin E. Rust in 1970 (the marriage ended in divorce in 1995). Carol was a homemaker and teacher for many years. For the past fifteen years, she established and operated her business Carol Cares for Seniors. Carol enjoyed her work and found helping senior citizens very rewarding. Carol also enjoyed dancing, traveling and meeting new people. She was a vibrant woman who was devoted to her family, friends and religion.
Carol is survived by her children: Tonia and Chuck Phippen of Hopkinton, NY; Ryan and Summer Rust of Tuscaloosa, AL; Her grandchildren:Cassidy Phippen, Luke Phippen, Rett Rust, and Jake Phippen; and her siblings: Dale Pondysh of Nicholville, NY; Tom and Karen Pondysh of St. Regis Falls, NY.
Carol was predeceased by her mother Halcyon L. Davies, and two uncles E. Douglass LaPoint and G. Donald LaPoint. There will be a celebration of life (memorial luncheon) at the St. Regis Falls Adult Center on Tuesday, July 17th at 2:00 pm. All family and friends are welcome to attend.