Hiram J. Rusk, 84, passed away in Carthage, Mo., on Nov. 27, 2012.
Hiram was born Dec. 2, 1927 in rural Jasper County to Hi Rusk and Mamie “Bull” Rusk.
Hiram was raised north of Carthage and graduated from Carthage High School class of 1945. He was in the United States Navy and served from 1945 to 1947after the Navy he attended school in Joplin. He worked for Carthage Marble and Locarni Marble as a marble draftsman.
Hiram was united in marriage to Sharon Keller in 1959 she survives.
Hiram is survived by one daughter Beth Nickolaisen and husband Steve three sons Dean Rusk, Dan Rusk and wife Janice and Doug Rusk and wife Amy. Seven grandchildren Michelle, Ashley and Logan Nickolaisen, Dakota, Caidyn, Jacob, and Justin Rusk.
Hiram was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Dean Rusk and one sister Gladys Rickey.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at the Mt. Moriah Church north of Carthage. Visitation to follow service at the Mt. Moriah life center. Contributions can be made to Mt Moriah Building fund C/O Ulmer Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.