Remembered for his quick wit and charm

Cody James Von Rueden, age 18, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013 in Camdenton, Missouri.

 Cody was born July 19, 1995 to Lea Von Rueden, in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Cody moved to Billings, Montana in 2000, Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 2003, and Sheridan, Wyoming, in 2004, where he attended most of his schooling. In 2012 he moved to the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, where he was a senior at Camdenton High School. He worked at Stewarts Restaurant in Lake Ozark.

Cody was smart, quick witted, charming, and hilarious. He always had to dress sharp, smell nice and look good. He had many big dreams in life and excelled in all he did. Cody played soccer, baseball, and basketball. He enjoyed playing video games, reading books, boxing and martial arts, and loved music. His favorite football team; “GO Patriots”.

He made a lasting impression on everyone he met and will be missed by many. His greatest pride and joy was his little sister, Kloey, whom he adored.

He is preceded in death by his beloved grandmother Paulette “Tina” Von Rueden.

He is survived by his mother, Lea Von Rueden and stepfather Kevin Littleworth; brother, Otis Van De Carr, and sister, Kloey Littleworth; Grandfather, Mario Hoyt of Grand Forks, North Dakota; Grandparents, Chuck and Missy Scrdoner of Kennewick, Washington; Aunt Jennifer Dietz; Cousin Gavin Peters; and his girlfriend Kaitlyn O’Haro.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton on Wednesday October 9, 2013. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. with services at 7:00 p.m.

Another Celebration of Life and spreading of ashes will be in the spring at Tongue River Canyon, Wyoming. We ask you bring pictures and share the good memories everyone had of Cody.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.