Kruse, Dorothy Marie 87, passed away, Thursday, July 12, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Vincent H. Kruse; dear mother and mother-in-law of Phebe M. (Lance) Lurtz of Dittmer, MO, James L. (Sharon) Kruse of Dexter, MO, Cheryl L. (Donald) Pisoni of Tarpon Springs, FL, Karen M. (David) Martz of Roseville, CA and the late Robert W. Kruse of St. Louis, MO, Richard A. Kruse of Sacramento, CA and Vincent L. (Kathryn) Kruse of Sacramento, CA; sister of the late George E. Higbee of Farmington, MO, William O. Higbee of TX, Rev. Harold E. Higbee of MN and Carl W. Higbee of TX; dear grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law and friend to many. Dorothy was a member of the Greater St. Louis Association of the Deaf, Gateway Silent Seniors, Missouri Association of the Deaf and National Association of the Deaf. Services: Funeral service at the FAMILY CENTER at SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Monday, 1:00 p.m. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Greater St. Louis Association of the Deaf. Visitation at the FAMILY CENTER at Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory, Sunday 2-8 p.m. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at Schrader.com.
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on July 15, 2012