Cruzita "Gussie" Esther Mustain

January 25, 1951 ~ September 8, 2021 (age 70)


Cruzita "Gussie" Mustain was born in Los Angeles, CA on Jan 25, 1951.


Predeceased by her husband, Jim Mustain, her parents Manuel & Emma Aguilera and her brother Manuel Aguilera, Jr. She is survived by her sister, Maria Meza Aguilera.


Gussie was an artist and illustrator with a whimsical animation flair. She painted everyday moments with a passion for bold, vibrant colors which radiated a joyfulness that appealed to your heart. She had the ability to capture the warm genuine heartfelt moments. Her unique style “Just brought a smile to your face”.


Gussie would have wanted us to celebrate her life and our fond memories with a smile on our face.


My sister enjoyed life. She always had a smile on her face and loved her positive fun-loving attitude. Gussie was also a very compassionate person. She cared a lot for her friends, family, and Church.


Gussie was more than my sister; she was my closest friend. Even though she was younger than me, from a young age she was wise beyond her years.


I am honored that Gussie was my sister and will look back on our time together with fond memories. Gussie, I will always remember you and the time we spent together. Your memory will live on in my heart forever.


Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Kimberling City with Pastor Jeff Hardy officiating at 10:00 A.M. and burial to follow in Cape Fair Cemetery.  Following the burial, family and friends are invited to a lunch reception at Flat Creek Restaurant in Cape Fair to celebrate Gussie’s life.

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Funeral Service
September 14, 2021

10:00 AM
First Baptist Church Kimberling City
2 Lakeshore Dr.
Kimberling City, MO 65686

Interment following funeral service
September 14, 2021

Cape Fair Cemetery
173 to Cape Fair Cemetery Road
Cape Fair, MO 65624

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