Mark "Sparky" Ruyle (1963 - 2014)

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Mark "Sparky" Ruyle, 50, of Meredsosia, died Friday, Aug. 8. 2014, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 24, 1963, in Beardstown, the son of Leon and Carol Pulling Ruyle.

He is survived by his "Million Dollar Lady" Kelly Huddleston of Meredosia; his mother, Carol Ruyle of Meredosia; two sisters , Renee (Daniel) Hardwick of Meredosia, and Leigh Ann (Brian) Test of Quincy; five nieces and nephews, Trevin and Kelsey Hardwick, Alexandra Crow, and Shane and Patrick Test; and four great-nieces and nephews, Luca, Darian, Jordan, and Dylan. He was preceded in death by his father.

Mr. Ruyle was a 1981 graduate of Meredosia High School. He began working as a cook at the age of 16 at several area restaurants, most recently at the Approach in Meredosia. He was also employed at Cargill Elevator in Meredosia. Mark was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and St. Louis Cardinals.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Meredosia, with burial at Oakland Cemetery in Meredosia. The family will meet friends 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Meredosia. Memorial gifts are suggested to Meredosia Rescue Squad or Meredosia Food Pantry. Condolences may be sent online at
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Aug. 10, 2014
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