Michael Rusty Ames, 58 of Pangburn, AR, formerly of Granite City passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.
Michael was born on August 26, 1956 in St. Louis, a son to the late Russell Eugene and Ruby Ruth (Burnett) Ames. Michael was a long time electrical salesman for Rexel in Casper, Wyoming. He was a former member of the Edwardsville Masonic Lodge and enjoyed a unique sense of humor with his wife. Michael had a special love for animals, especially his dog Buddy and his cats Sonny and Freedom. In his free time he enjoyed stained glass and spending time with his family. Michael will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.
He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Linda (Latina) Bruell Ames, whom he married on August 31, 2014; his daughters, Theresa and (Nate) Jones of Kansas City, MO, Carrie and (Christopher) Kallal of Washington, IL; step-son, Timothy Bruell of Gilberts, IL; grandchildren, Kingston Jones, Ruby Jones, Rowand Kallal, Emmalina Kallal, Autumn Kallal; brother, John Ortolan; sisters, Ruth Taylor, Cathy Ortolan.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Ron Ames.
In celebration of his life graveside services will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John Cemetery, 2901 Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Pangburn, AR.
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