Jeanne M. Kruse, nee Ameling, 69, of Belleville, Ill., born Thursday, Nov. 21, 1946, in East Saint Louis, Ill., died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
Jeanne worked as a Secretary for the Gaming Board, State of Illinois, and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Kruse; parents, Harold H. and Elouise, nee Hilgemyer, Ameling; a sister, Verdene J. Rell; and a son-in-law, Christopher Gray.
Surviving are her children, Ann Gray of Trenton, Ill., Cari (Pete) Rapp of Fairview Heights, Ill., Cassie (Ray) Rettle of Belleville, Ill.; four grandchildren, Katelyn Gray, Karlie Gray, Carson Rapp, and Dylan Rettle.
Memorials may be made to Belleville Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed online at www.kurrusfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Ill.
KURRUS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Sept. 14, 2016