Margaret A. KRUSE
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HAMPTON - 'Well done thou good and faithful servant. Enter now into the joy of your Lord.' Margaret Alberta Kruse heard these words of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as she entered her heavenly home Sept. 20, 2011, at the age of 89. She passed away after a brief stay at the Northampton Convalescent Center.
Margaret was born in Newport News on Sept. 9, 1922, to Charles and Alberta Bishop. She grew up in Newport News and graduated from Newport News High School. Following graduation, she married Charles Bernard Kruse Jr., and they had two children, Charles and Barbara Jean. Following the death of her husband in 1968, Margaret attended and graduated from nursing school. She was subsequently employed as a LPN at the Virginia Baptist Home until her retirement in 1991. Margaret was a devoted wife, beloved mother, doting grandmother and warm friend.
Margaret was a member of Liberty Baptist Church for 52 years, where she taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible school. She was very active in the Women's Missionary Union and loved visiting the sick and homebound. The most important things in her life were her relationship to the Lord and her family.
Mrs. Kruse was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, two sisters and her husband.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Jean White and husband, Gerald of York County; her son, Charles Bernard Kruse III and wife, Brenda of Seaford; her grandchildren, Charles Bernard Kruse IV, Kent Todd Kruse, Stephen Scott Kruse, and Stephen Wayne White; and great-grandchildren, Hanna Kruse and Nolan Kruse.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Margaret's life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Liberty Baptist Church, Pastor Joe Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Liberty Baptist Church, 1021 Big Bethel Rd., Hampton, VA 23666; or the Northampton Volunteer Fire Department, 1221 Todds Lane Hampton, VA 23666; or charity of your choice.
Special thanks to the Northampton Fire Department for their timely response to attend to, and transport Margaret to the hospital numerous times over the past several years.
Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


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Published in Daily Press from Sep. 22 to Sep. 23, 2011.
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September 27, 2011
Ms. Maggie as I called her was my favorite lady when I moved across from her. She was such a lovely lady and friend, I am beating myself up for not getting over to visit. She was always on my mind and in my prayers. May God continue to bless her family. She certainly loved the Lord and lived according to his word. She will certainly be missed by me.

Love and God's Blessings to all of you.
Jean B. Goodwin
Jean Goodwin
September 27, 2011
Love to "Maggie's" family (a very special family to us--Edgewood Drive would not have been the same without the Kruses); We will always cherish our many fond memories of a wonderful lady.
Wayne and Margaret Altman
September 23, 2011
Barbara, Charles & Familey
I know how hard its is to lose your Mom. It leaves an empty place in your heart. We must remember the wonderful place they are in. I am sure my mother & dad and your dad were there to meet your mom when she reached her heavenly home.I can see that happy smile on your mother's face. What a great day for Miss Maggie. Try to think of that during your sad time.
In deepest sympathy,
Carol & John
Carol Munn
September 23, 2011
Our condolences to Maggie's family. We will always remember her loving way and words.She is with her Lord and Savior. No more tears or pain. John and Jessie
John & Jessie Conner
September 23, 2011
Aunt Maggie I loved you and Uncle Incie so much. I will always cherish my memories of you and him. Your strength, courage, faith and love always inspired me. It makes me sad that you have left this world, but I am happy knowing that you will be reunited with Uncle Incie. It has been a long time. Barbara Jean and Sonny I wish that I could be there. I am so happy that I got to see her when I was home for Mama's funeral. Love you guys. This is the picture of your Mom that looks like my Mary. Love Loretta
Loretta Weaver
September 23, 2011
Charlie and Brenda, Our sympathy and prayers are with you at this time. Mamye and Peanut Chincoteague,Va.
September 23, 2011
We will always remember seeing Maggie cheering on her grandsons at the baseball games. We have fond memories of those days. May you feel the peace of Jesus as you remember fond times.
Ginger & Danny Maynor
September 23, 2011
Jeannie and family, Your mom was one of our many "mothers" on Edgewood. She was a loving Christian and her life was her testimony of her love for her Lord. My memory of her and your dad go back as far as I can remember. She loved the fireplace my dad built her and she beamed with pride when she would talk about her love for that fireplace. I feel a huge loss but I know where she is now and I can imagine the reunion! I'm so sorry and if theres anything I can do for you, I'm here.
love,
Vicki Linkous Sterling
September 22, 2011
Our family will always remember you and your family as we have been friends for over 80 years! My oldest brother, Buddy,said today when I called him,that we were more like family,then friends.
Sandra Deuell Luthie
September 22, 2011
I'll miss you Aunt Maggie. I will always cherish the great memories of you; particularly from my early childhood. You were always so kind and loving. I'll especially remember the wonderful times at Great Grannie's house in Newport News and the Christmas' at the boys club. My deepest prayers go out to all the family.
Craig Elliott
September 22, 2011
To the family of Ms. Kruse: I have known her since I was a child! She was my neighbor and a nice one! Always smiling, what a great lady, she will always be remembered as a wonderful person! I will cherish the great memories I had of her and, to the family do the same.
Dolores Lewis-Barnes
September 22, 2011
Mrs Kruse was my neighbor growing up, she was a wonderful friend and neighbor. Such a sweet person. May Jesus remind the family of all the great memories you have together to give you comfort.
Joyce Edgerton-Laslo
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