Dora Mae Helm Cruse, 83, of Elizabethtown, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Rockcastle Medical Center.
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She was a native of Magnolia, attended Lyons Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville and was an antique dealer.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Leonard Mitchell "Mitch" Cruse; her parents, Elbert and Ethel Elkins Helm; a brother, Robert Helm; and a sister, Monterey Olds.
She is survived by a son, Mitchell D. Cruse of Elizabethtown; a daughter, Betty (Larry) Pierce of Elizabethtown; a brother, Russell (Mary) Helm of Elizabethtown; a sister, Barbara Underwood of Louisville; three grandchildren, Brittany Pierce (Mike) Bloodgood of Upton, Kyle (Amanda) Cruse of Evansville, Indiana, and Tara Cruse Rayborn of Evansville, Indiana; three great-grandchildren, Brianna Bloodgood, Haley Bloodgood and Ryder Rayborn; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with Elder Neal Forshee officiating. Burial follows in Hardin Memorial Park.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today and continues at noon Saturday at the funeral home.
Brown Funeral Home
306 College Street Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Published in The News-Enterprise on May 9, 2014