RIP Margaret "Rusty" Monroe

Rusty was laid to rest in Marion, Ohio Wednesday, October 15, 2008. There was no funeral service, just a private burial for the family. The family requested that no flowers or cards be sent, but some of the girls - Suzanne, Carol and Joyce - went down Thursday and put beautiful flowers on Rusty's final resting place. We will, of course, have a memorial to our wonderful friend who showed so much love and respect to local musicians. She was a class act who truly understood how important her customers were when they passed through the doors of Rusty's Jazz Cafe. To those of us who performed there, it was home. Details regarding a memorial for my mentor and friend will be forthcoming.