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VERNON "EARL" and KATHRYN ANITA (BURNETT)  RUST

by
Sue Terhune (est3739@comcast.net)

Kathryn Anita Burnett was born February 13, 1924 in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY, the 7th and youngest child of James Washington and Ora Atwood (Elliott) Burnett.
 

The three youngest children of Papa and Mama Burnett about 1926: Kathryn, Ray, and Ruth.

 
Kathryn married Vernon Earl Rust  September 14, 1940 in Fulton Co., KY. Earl was born January 3, 1918 in Melber, McCracken Co., KY, the son of Henry and Mary (Buckingham) Rust.

This photo of Earl and Kathryn was taken in 1954 in front of their home in Paducah, KY.


 
Kathryn and Earl had three daughters, Shirley Ann, Carolyn Sue, and Deborah Jean.  This is Carolyn and Shirley in about 1951.

 

Shirley - about 1955

Carolyn - about 1955

The next two photos below were taken in June 1954 in front of a motel or hotel,  judging from the outdoor furniture on the second level of the building.  The adults look all tuckered out so it must have been a hot day of visiting. The kids don't look tired at all!
 

(Left to right) Dean Egner, Shirley Rust, Mama Burnett, Kathryn Rust, Neal Burnett (in front), Carolyn Rust, David Osborne, Mary L. Osborne, Edith Burnett holding Randy Burnett, and Papa Burnett.
June 1954 - (back row) David Osborne and Carolyn Rust. ( front row) Neal Burnett and Dean Egner.  Kathryn standing to the right looking a little bewildered.

 
Kathryn holding Debbie, Earl, and Shirley - 1957.

 
Debbie and Carolyn Rust in about 1964.

 
Kathryn and Ruth - 1969

 
Debbie in graduation photo - 1973

 
Here is a great picture of the "Rust Girls": Carolyn, Kathryn, Shirley and Debbie - 1981

 
Kathryn died 8 March 1989 in Paducah, KY. This picture is from the obituary which appeared in the Paducah Sun.  To see the complete obituary, click on the picture.

Ruth and her husband Fred Purkey visited with the Rust family in July 1990.  (Left to right) Danny and Carolyn (Rust) Gaines, Ruth Purkey, Earl Rust, Shirley and James Poat. I guess Fred was taking the photo.  Earl passed away eight years later on 29 August 1998 in Paducah, KY.

(For a few more pictures of Earl and Kathryn's family, see the photo album in Jim and Ora Burnett's pages.)

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