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Martha “Marti” A. Rus, nee Katich

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To My Mom in Heaven, I was honored to deliver the "Tribute to Our Mom" during your funeral Mass. I shared it with you the week before you passed. "Through the Years" you and Dad were Blessed with such a beautiful loving family. With 5 children, 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Mom you were a Loving Wife, a Faith-Filled Mom, A Devoted Grandmother, a Cherished Great-Grandmother. May you rest in peace knowing that you will forever be in our hearts. LOVE and HUGS from your family! Always and Forever....

Shared by debby - a tribute to you mom.....love'n hugs on 12/4/2022 1:19 AM

Happy Thanksgiving Mom! It's my first one without you or being able to call you. And one last thing: LOVE AND HUGS MOM!

Shared by pam (mama's daughter) one more thing mom on 11/25/2022 3:51 AM

To My Mama: It was an honor being by your hospice side 24/7 from 9/11 to 11/11 when you chose to go home Mom. You were the best Mom in life and the best roommate at end of life. I admire your strength and your determination all those weeks going down your own path. I have some great stories of things you communicated to us those days. I know you didn't want to go Mom. You had unfinished business and you had such a strong will to live. I believe you worked your way thru all of that during the month your children were by your side. I know you went home in peace Mom. I'm going to miss your smile when I would wake up and look at me. I'm going to miss that "hi" when you looked into my eyes. I'm going to miss listening to you breath each night knowing I had one more day with you. Mom, it hasn't hit me yet that you are really, truly gone from this earth. But I know that you are in a much better place and with Dad and Nana and Gramps and all those that went before you. And you I know you met the little girl who you called a little Angel up with Randi. You are "Home" now Mom. And I will cherish all the memories of you. I will carry you in my heart forever Mama. I love you! Your loving daughter, Pam

Shared by pam (mama's daughter) on 11/24/2022 5:02 PM

Deb and Pam, I'm so sorry for your loss. You are blessed beyond measure to have her so long and to spend so much time with her these past weeks! Thanks for sharing your poignant journey with all of us. It was very special.

Shared by susan karppala on 11/18/2022 6:05 PM

I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Shared by debby (vyduna) todhunter on 11/17/2022 4:30 AM

My deepest condolences, I will miss your Mom dearly. may she rest in eternal peace. Thank you for allowing up to take care of such a wonderful person.

Shared by mary schatz on 11/16/2022 9:07 PM

Prayers & condolences to the family. May she rest in eternal Peace in the arms of our Lord. Vivian

Shared by vivian oliva on 11/15/2022 2:57 PM

The memories I have of Marty , are on the Hill at KU in Lawrence, rooting for their grandson Darren , playing Football!! What fun we had with Marty and Frank!! My prayers go out to you all at this time!!! Blessings, and Peace ,Sheila Berry

Shared by sheila berry on 11/15/2022 2:28 AM

Mom had a wonderful and fulfilled life... Beginning with the Family into which she was born and continuing with the Friends of her childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Meeting a handsome young stranger introducing himself with his promise of marriage, sharing his promise through their marriage, followed by creating a Family of 5 children. Mom was a Telephone Operator and a Business Owner; and more importantly a Wife, a Mother, a Gramma, a Great Gramma, a Cousin, an Aunt and a Friend with an extended Family of Friends from Frank & Marti’s Beach Resort, her neighbors in LaGrange Park and her fellow residents and staff at Beechwood Manor. “Thank you” to all of you who helped fill Mom’s life by sharing a part of yours.

Shared by frank c rus jr on 11/15/2022 1:35 AM

I’m so sorry about the loss of your mother. What a precious mom you had. God bless you all❤️

Shared by mady miller on 11/15/2022 12:45 AM

Debbie, so sorry for this significant loss in your family. You have beautifully documented your devotion to your dear Mother with Facebook posts. You can rest knowing you did your best! Prayers for your healing and support.

Shared by mimi nolan on 11/14/2022 11:15 PM

Lion Debra and family I send my condolences on the passing of your mother May she rest in peace with her husband Frank.

Shared by peter dellaquila sr on 11/14/2022 10:25 PM