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Christine H. (Rusk) Ogden

December 17, 1950 — October 17, 2021

Christine H. (Rusk) Ogden age 70 of Libertyville, passed away October 17, 2021.

Visitation for family & friends will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 22, 2021, at Behner Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Faith United Methodist Church in Libertyville with Rev. John D. Boatman officiating.  Burial will follow the service at Fell Cemetery, Libertyville.

Memorials may be made to the Parkview Activities Department and mailed to Mike Ogden, 211 North Main, Packwood, Iowa 52580.

Christine was born December 17, 1950, in Fairfield to John and Leona (Baker) Rusk.  She married Jerry Lee Ogden on July 18, 1969 in Fairfield.  He passed away February 3, 2011.

Christine worked 13 years at Parkview Care Center as a transport aid and helped with the activities.  She loved working at Parkview Care Center.  Christine enjoyed watching the Iowa girls’ basketball games and loved shopping.   Most important was spending time with family and grandchildren.  Christine loved traveling with her grandchildren.   Christine was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Libertyville.

Christine will be missed by her children, Jodi (Glen) O’Dell of Ottumwa, Mike Ogden of Packwood and Jennifer (A.J. Elliot) of Iowa City; 5 living grandchildren, Linna (Dave) Matthews, Ryan O’Dell, Jason Johannes, Jamie Johannes, and Julie (Wyatt) Case; 2 great grandchildren, Brantley and Bryer Matthews; three siblings, Marion Laughlin of Fairfield, Tom Rusk of Rome and Charlotte McLain of Libertyville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Leona; husband, Jerry; granddaughter, Jessica Johannes; sister, Joyce Snoor; and brother, Mitchell Rusk.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, October 22, 2021

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Behner Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

203 South Main Street, Fairfield, IA 52556

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 23, 2021

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