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Kara L. Lust
Kara L. LustElginCometsKara L. Lust, 39 of Prospect died Monday, June 8, 2015 at The James following a 3-year battle with esophageal cancer.  She was born December 9, 1975 in Marion.

On July 20, 2002 she married her best friend, Brad Lust at the LaRue United Methodist Church.

She was a faithful lifetime member of the LaRue United Methodist Church.  Kara was an assistant office manager at Musgrave Orthodontics in Delaware and Waldo.  She had a good rapport with patients and their families and was devoted to her job.  A 1994 graduate of Elgin High School, she was a loyal Elgin Comet fan.  She loved family get-togethers and watching her son Nash play sports. She was a fan of the Cleveland Browns and the OSU Buckeyes.  Kara was an avid runner and was proud that she had run in two marathons.

She was a loving mother and a caring friend and will be missed by many.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her son, Nash Lust, at home; her father, Ron (Jennifer) Ratliff, Marion; her mother, Rhonda L. (Adam) James Irey, LaRue; her grandfather, Ron E. James, LaRue; her grandmother, Shirley Retterer, Lakeview; two brothers, Ryan (Richard) Ratliff, Union City, New Jersey; Reed Irey, LaRue; two sisters, Taylor Irey, LaRue; Rachel Ratliff, Marion; her mother and father-in-law, Greg and Marsha Lust, LaRue; and many loving extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Shirley James; her two grandfathers, Ronald E. Ratliff and Phil Retterer.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the LaRue United Methodist Church with Pastor Mike Raypholtz officiating.  Burial will follow in LaRue Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, June 11 from 3 to 8 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, LaRue.

Memorial gifts may be made to the LaRue United Methodist Church, 166 N High Street, La Rue, OH 43332.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Tackett family
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 6:49 PM

Our daughter is a patient at Dr Musgrave's and Kara was always so sweet with our little guy while waiting for his sister she always had a smile on her face. Thoughts and Pryers for comfort.

#2 from: Beth Meginness
Marion, Ohio
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 6:57 PM

Rhonda, Ryan and family,
Mark and I are so very sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers.

#3 from: Jeff and Judy Winslow
La Rue, OH
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 7:07 PM

We like to express our condolences to each family member. Thoughts are with you.

#4 from: Marilyn Larkin
Marion Ohio
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 7:11 PM

So sorry to her of Kara's passing. When I would take my daughter into the office she would greet her by name and always asked about whatever it was she was doing at the time. She was a wonderful and caring person and will be greatly missed. Prayers to her family and friends.

#5 from: Gregory & Hector Durant
New York, NY
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 7:17 PM

May God guide you in this time of confusion and grief.  We send our love and prayers to Ohio.

#6 from: Fritz & Arlene Blue
154 Ss.Franklin St. Richwood,Oh 43344
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 7:23 PM

Shirley & Ron and all her relatives;
What a beautiful girl and her soul matches that too.
So very young and so sad for her son & husband.
We know God has a special place for her and so he called her home.My thoughts and prayers will be with you all in the days to come.

Arlene(Chris Blue's Mom)

#7 from: Chuck and Kathy Dutton
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 7:33 PM

Brad, Marsha and Greg, and family, I am so sorry for your loss.  Been praying for Kara as I seen all the prayer requests on facebook. You are in our thoughts and prayers and may God give you comfort and peace.

#8 from: Colin & Angie Boyd
Sneads Ferry North Carolina
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 7:34 PM

Sending our deepest sympathy to our friends in LaRue who lost their beloved Kara. Our hearts weigh heavy for you, so with that we send our prayers. Hoping for peace and love to surround you at this time and memories to get you through. Rhonda and Adam, we are so sorry you have lost your daughter. She was so beautiful inside and out. God Bless you all.

#9 from: Justin Poff and family
Marion, Ohio
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 7:41 PM

Brad and family my utmost condolences are with you in this time of need. May God put his arms around you and help you in the most tragic time

#10 from: Diana Hudson Carr
Bucyrus, Ohio
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 8:04 PM

Brad & family, you are in my heart and prayers.  My sympathies to you.  

#11 from: Rhonda Burkhardt
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 8:13 PM

Brad and family, so sorry for your loss.  

#12 from: Heather Baumgartner
Marion, Ohio
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 8:36 PM

I have know Kara since middle school and shared the same love for running.  Kara was a wonderful woman, mother, wife and friend.  God Bless

#13 from: Stacie
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 8:38 PM

I am so sorry for your loss.  We will miss her beautiful smile at Dr. Marks office when we go.

#14 from: Duke Tingley
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 8:50 PM

Sorry for your loss, if there is anything we can do please let us know.

#15 from: Brazell Family
Marion, Ohio
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 9:23 PM

To Kara's Family,
Please know that you're in my thoughts and prayers. My sincerest condolences for an incredibly great loss. I'll never forget Kara.
Brazell Family

#16 from: Debbie Michael
La Rue
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 9:36 PM

Saying prayers for the Lust,Irey, Ratcliff,and James family.So VERY SORRY for your LOSS

#17 from: Dana E Marshall
Wichita, Kansas
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 10:44 PM

One of my nieces, Jackie Wallace let me know about Your loss. And I wish to give You my condolences. And if Jackie thought so highly of her and others comments, then I am sure all We have to do is to endure to Our end and maintain Our relationship with JESUS, The Christ, and We will all meet in Heaven as promised in GOD's Word.

#18 from: Dan and Amy Hollenbaugh
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 10:59 PM

A beautiful lady - very sorry for your loss.
Our prayers are with the family.

#19 from: Karen  Redd McCann
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 11:08 PM

I am so sorry for you loss. Please accept my condolences for the family. Love you and will keep you and your family in prayer.

#20 from: Kathy Decker Fetter
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 11:17 PM

Ron, Rhonda & Family,
I'm  so sorry to hear of your loss. It sounds like Kara was a beautiful person.

#21 from: Becky Craig-Miller
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 11:36 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Kara a the sweet kind giving person that she was. It was nice to reconnect with her when my son started going to Dr Muskgrave. She would always be smiling and talk with my son and me. She will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family.

#22 from: Lisa Ambrose
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 11:38 PM

We knew Kara from her office. Kara was one the sweetest girls I ever met. What a wonderful person.  Loved her positive attitude towards life.  Praying for peace and strength.  

#23 from: Jack & Melinda Johnson
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 11:44 PM

Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

#24 from: Jason & Carrie Bosley
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Brad, Nash, Greg, Marsha and Family,
When we lose a loved one, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. We extend our most sincere condolences to all of you.
Bosley Family

#25 from: Amy Hill
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 12:18 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. I just lost my mom after a 3 year 3 month battle with ovarian cancer on May 13 th.  They are both at peace now watching down on all of us.  My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.  May God bless you all!

#26 from: Dave & Jill Felix
Youngstown, Ohio
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 12:19 AM

Our hearts were saddened to hear of Kara's passing. We send our prayers and our love to the entire family as you must walk this difficult path.  May God give you peace and rest for the journey.

#27 from: Danny and Sox Jordan
 Richwood, Ohio
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 6:42 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless each and every one of you.

#28 from: Jack & Carolyn Snyder
Findlay, Ohio
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 8:35 AM

We send you our prayers.  

#29 from: Virginia Adams
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 8:38 AM

Brad, Nash and Family -

Please accept my deepest condolences. I am praying for strength and comfort for you and your family.

#30 from: Thia And Denny Roszman
La Rue, Ohio
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 9:33 AM

To the entire family of Kara:  Kara was a beautiful in every way both inside and out.  Her strength and faith throughout her illness has left a lasting effect on me.  I am truly sorry for your loss of Kara.  Please accept my deepest condolences. With love Thia

#31 from: Stacey Young
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 10:08 AM

Ron, Jennifer, and Rachel
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  Kara was loving and caring person who will be greatly missed.  You are all in our prayers.

Stacey, Matt, and Caleb Young

#32 from: Tracy Reed and Family
Delaware, Ohio
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 11:23 AM

We are so very sorry for your devastating loss. Kara was a beautiful person, inside and out. Praying for your family. May you feel God's presence in you unspeakable pain. Thoughts and Prayers!

#33 from: Debra S.Webb-Shelton & daughter, Sarah
of Marion, OHIO
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 11:38 AM

Too young too soon.....ortho appts at Doc Musgraves seemed like a family visit as my daughter, Sarah was a braces client...Kara greeted us with a warm friendly smile, always organized with our appts and all the while , genuinely interested in my daughters sports, her classes in high school and even my job and activities...yes a family visit..a warm welcome
until next time....God welcomed a gem...too young to soon for us on Earth

#34 from: Fannin's
Portsmouth, Ohio
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 12:39 PM

Sending Prayers!She was so sweet to my children Laci Fannin & Luke Fannin.

#35 from: Kathy Long Rice
Marion, Ohio
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 1:10 PM

Rhonda and family,
I was so saddened to hear about Kara. Know that you have many, many friends praying that God provides His strength and comfort to you as you walk this difficult journey.

#36 from: Andy Harper
Marion, OH
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 1:31 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss and wish all of you the best through this difficult time.

#37 from: Anthony Decharo
Pataskala Ohio
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 1:47 PM

I am heartbroken at the lost of such a wonderful young lady.

My Heart Felt condolences to the ones that have to go on without her.

I will miss her smiling face.

#38 from: Sharon Shockey
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 2:57 PM

Such a tragic loss on this earth,but heaven has gained a beautiful Angel.Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.I didn't know Kara personally,but I can tell she was a special person,who was loved beyond words.Your Angel is looking over you tonight.      Sharon Shockey

#39 from: Brian and Becky Kibler and family
LaRue Ohio
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 3:47 PM

To all the family of Kara Lust. Kara life was too short but well lived!   She was a beautiful and brave person. Her faith was so apparent and impacted us all. She will be missed

#40 from: Alicia Collins
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 4:52 PM

My daughter Andrea is special needs and  was a patient of Dr. Musgrave. Kara was always so kind to her with patience that no other doctor's office has ever given her. She had a big heart and will be missed. Prayers to the family and God bless. Alicia

#41 from: Dick & Donna Evans
La Rue
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 5:51 PM

We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. May your memories of her bring you comfort.

#42 from: Dan and Jane Chiles
Marion, Oh
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 3:17 PM

Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family.

#43 from: Vicki Craycraft
Marion, OH
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 4:16 PM

So sorry for your loss.  I knew Kara from Dr Musgrave's office. I visited the office for many years with my 3 children.  She was always so sweet and friendly.  Heaven gained an angel.

#44 from: Dave and Cathy brown
La Rue
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 2:10 PM

Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayer.. So very sorry for your/our loss of such a special young lady.

#45 from: Koneta
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 9:30 PM

Rhonda. Ronnie. Ryan. Reed. Taylor. Rachel. Brad. Nash. and family. As parents, the heart break I prayed, you wouldn't know. I am deeply saddened for all of you. Your emotions will collide inside you. Stay strong in your faith and I promise, Kara will reveal her peace and her smile. God Bless. Continuing to send up prayers for you. Whitney, Justin and Stacy's Mom...Koneta Shelton.

#46 from: Natalie R Perkins
New York, NY
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 10:49 PM

Sending love and my sympathies to your entire family.

#47 from: Karen  Redd McCann
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 9:37 PM

To the Rattliff and James Family - sad to hear of the loss of Kara. I'm sure she left many good memories to remember her by. Keep them dear to your heart. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless You All.

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