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Ruby G. Kusgen, 94, of Blackwater, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville, Mo. She was born on February 26, 1917, near High Point, Mo., the daughter of William H. and Blanche Mae (Bilyeu) Porter, both of whom preceded her in death. She was married on June 3, 1934, in California, Mo., to Herbert H. Kusgen, who survives of the home. She was a graduate of Prairie Grove Country School and a member of California United Church of Christ. She was a homemaker. She is survived by two sons, Ted Kusgen of Blackwater, Mo. and Danny Kusgen of Sunrise Beach, Mo.; three daughters, Hulda (Louis) Pollman of Leeís Summit, Mo., Lola (Jerry) McCarty of California, Mo. and Ruby (Jim) Latham of Denison, Texas; one brother, Melvin Porter of Russellville, Mo.; two sisters, June Klein of Tipton, Mo. and Opal Ellison of Hallsville, Mo.; 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one infant daughter, Nancy Kusgen; one grandson, Kevin Bird; one great-grandson, Klint Andrews; seven brothers, Richard, Raymond, Ebenezer, Robert, Kenneth, Cecil and Aubrey Lee Porter; five sisters, Linnie Dutcher, Dora Sperber, Elsie Hohman, Dorothy Russell, and Jane Reimler. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 5, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at California United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Salem Evangelical Cemetery. Speaking will be Mr. Paul Latham, a grandson. Visitation will also be held on Monday, December 5, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. ñ 11:00 a.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to Salem Evangelical Cemetery, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.
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