Meri-Jain Yuan Kreuer
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Ocala - Meri-Jain Yuan Kreuer, 7, of Ocala, passed away October 26, 2008 at SHands at the University of Florida. She was born March 17, 2001 in China and was adopted into the loving home of her parents, Aaron and Carrie-Ann Kreuer of Ocala and their other children, JT, Andrew, and Mya Kreuer of Ocala. She is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Anne Reynolds and Charlie Melton of Silver Springs; maternal grandfather, Richard Allen Talmadge of New York; maternal great grandparents, Teresa and Bill Conklin of Silver Springs and Richard Talmadge Sr. of Ocala; paternal grandparents, Tom and Kathy Kreuer of Ocala; many aunts and uncles including, Chris and Tonya Talmadge of Ocala, Dona Reynolds of Silver Springs, Jim and Jamee Kreuer of Ocala, Joel and Melanie Kapp of Ocala and Jennifer Kreuer of Jacksonville, FL; and 5 cousins. Visitation will be held at ROBERTS FUNERAL HOMES, Bruce Chapel East (2739 SE Maricamp Rd. Ocala 732-9944) on Friday (October 31st) from 5-8 p.m. and on Saturday (November 1st) from 10-11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church (1714 SE 36th Ave Ocala 694-2212) where the Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MJ Kreuer Memorial Fund at Central Baptist Church.

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Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Oct. 29 to Oct. 31, 2008.
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November 7, 2008
Dear Kruer Family, I ache for you. I cry with you. Our son, our beautiful 17 year old James, died in a hiking acident just 12 days after we returned from China with our daughter Libby Mei. And so I know the grief that overwhelms and overtakes you. I am so very sorry that you must endure such pain. May angels watch over you. May you feel the undying love of your beautiful daughter Meri-Jain. May you see her in your dreams. I pray that you will find solace...
Erin H.
November 5, 2008
What words can bring relief to such sadness. We are so saddened by your loss and will say prayers for your family and your beloved daughter. During the time she was physically with you your lives were enriched. Your daughter will forever be a shining star in God's universe as she has brought not only your family joy and love, but all those she touched.
God Bless You,
The Peraltas
Cleveland, OH
The Peraltas
November 4, 2008
We too have never met you but we want you to know we are SO very sorry and our prayers will be with your family!! we can not imagine your pain, we just got home with our little 22 mo old from china 3 weeks ago. We do know God cares so much and desires to carry you thru this time....may you feel His arms around you CARRYING you thru this valley!!
Steven and LaurelLee Skiles
November 4, 2008
"I'd like to think when life is done that here and there
there shall remain a happier spot that might have not existed
had I toiled in vain, that someone's cheery voice and smile would prove that I had been worthwhile that I had paid with something fine my debt to God for life divine."

I am so sorry for your loss...there are no words...know that you have prayers being sent your way.
Autumn Schmidt
November 3, 2008
Words seem to fail at a time like this. We are a fellow China-adoptive family and want you to know we are praying for each of you as you face these dark days.
Kimber and Scott Graves
November 3, 2008
I am so sad to hear this tragic news. My prayers are with you as you go thru this valley. Know that God is with you every step of the way. Draw on His strength as you get thru the days. May God be with you and give you his peace.

Ladybug group, Wendy & Larry
Wendy Bergeron
November 3, 2008
Although we have never met, please know that I am praying for your precious family! My heart breaks at your loss. Even in your deepest sorrow, our God is there...I pray you will feel His presence, comfort, and peace.
Stacy Richards
November 3, 2008
Carrie and Aaron,
May God continue to bless you and enrich your ministery through the home coming of MJ. You are loved and in our prayers.
Buddy and Judy Wyckoff
November 3, 2008
I learned of your loss through the Chinese Adoption community and wanted to extend our condolances. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Amy, Peter and Vivian Dudar
November 3, 2008
You are experiencing every parent's worst fear. No words can ease your pain. I pray that God will provide you with strong friends and family members who will accompany you throughout this unexpected journey.
Renee Zerangue
November 3, 2008
I am saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that you are being lifted in prayer.
Carole Phillipson
November 3, 2008
I heard about your daughter through the Chinese adoption community. I am so saddened by your loss. I pray that your family will be strengthened by God's love and that He will carry you tightly in His arms through this very difficult time.
Susan Sims
November 3, 2008
I heard of your loss through our online adoption community. Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Your whole family and everyone who loved MJ will be in my prayers during this difficult time.
November 3, 2008
Your daughter's precious life will always be remembered and cherished by those she touched. I am praying for your entire family. May you have peace.
sherri mcinnis
November 2, 2008
I learned of your daughter's passing through another blog, Nihao Y'all. I wish I had words that seemed adequate but I don't. I am so very sorry. Your daughter was beautiful and I love the photo of her with her Mommy that I saw on one of your friend's blogs. What a beautiful girl with a beautiful smile!
Leslie Irwin
November 2, 2008
Carrie, Aaron, Mya, "JT" and Andrew,
No words can heal the pain. Keep your faith in the Lord. All our love, Aunt Lainey and Uncle Eddie
Elaine Braglin
November 2, 2008
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Stacey Simmons
November 1, 2008
Hello Carrie, and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. My daughter Kaitlyn went to school with your son TJ when they were 4 years old at OCA and my son Matthew went to Loving Care Preschool, and we saw you alot there with Andrew. My deepest smypathy to you and your family.
Donna Smith
November 1, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Dana Slider/Carpenter
October 31, 2008
Please accept our deepest sympathies. I heard about your sweet daughter through the Chinese adoption community. I know your daughter was welcomed into Heaven by mine who has been with God nearly 3 years. May God keep you close now.
The Tatakis Family
Anchorage, Ak
Kathy Tatakis
October 31, 2008
Dear Kreuer Family, As you go through the process of this most difficult time, God will carry you. He is trustworthy, lean on Him, and above all know that He is with you. God Bless, Charlotte Pearson
Charlotte Pearson
October 31, 2008
Carrie and Aaron,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Haylee, leslie, and I have and will keep your family in our prayers.
Lisa Parker (aka Morris)
October 31, 2008
Dear Carrie&arron,
Wish I could be there to help you threw this,I know she is with grandpa lubonski, he is takeing care of her till its time for you to meet again,much Love Aunt Jenny&Uncle Steve,Yvonne &vincent Reinlein
Jenny Reinlein
October 31, 2008
Much love and many prayers to everyone who misses Meri-Jain.
October 31, 2008
Dear Carrie-Ann and Family,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May you find peace and strength in God's love.
Kelli Tillman
Kelli Tillman
October 31, 2008
My heart goes out to you at this time. Know that I am praying for your family. May God grant you strength and peace in the days ahead.
Naomi de Cristo
October 31, 2008
Kreuer Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your whole family at this time.
Bridget Bronsert
October 31, 2008
Carrie & Aaron-
So sorry to hear about the loss of sweet MJ. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mark & Jill Hutchison
October 30, 2008
I am sorry for you loss. May you be able to find peace in the midst of this great trial. Our family's thoughts and prayers are with you.
Susan Snider
October 30, 2008
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Yoli Collazo
October 30, 2008
Carrie, Aaron & Family:

My deepest condolences go out to you both and the children.May God Bless you and you are in my prayers.

Love & Prayeres,

Barbara Cosenzi, Ocala. Fl.
(Your cousin)
Barbara Cosenzi
October 30, 2008
Carrie and Aaron,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We feel so blessed to have met MJ. May God wrap you in His arms and comfort you during this very tragic time.

Much love to you all.
Nicole and Scott Gower
October 30, 2008
Dear Carrie-Ann, Aaron, JT, Andrew and Mya:
I have learned of your tragedy in the loss of MJ through the AOK yahoo group and your friend, Darlene.
We are a Canadian family with birth children, adopted children from Korea and Canada, and 4 other adopted children from China. I cannot imagine the depth of your sorrow and pain in the loss of your precious daughter, but our prayers and thoughts are with you at this painful and confusing time. Please accept our humble and heartfelt condolences from your Canadian sisters and brothers in Christ.

-Dianne and Al Carson and family
Dianne Carson
October 30, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
DeLawn and family Duncan
October 30, 2008
Dear Kreuer Family,
We are praying you find peace during this difficult time. Your MJ seemed to be such a sweet, fragile little girl. You were all blessed to have each other. Carrie has been a supportive friend to other adoptive Moms. We will be here to support you now.
April & Family
April and Family
October 29, 2008
My family is praying for you daily right now. We pray God will be very near to your heart and carry you and keep you close to Him. I do not know you, but am from the CCAI waiting child online group. "No pain is so deep that God's love is not deeper still." -- Corrie Ten Boom
Tanya Light
October 29, 2008
Carrie and family... our love and thoughts are with you all at this time and always...
Fliss and Mike La Rosa
October 29, 2008
Carrie and Aaron,
Your family has been such an encouragement to so many. I desperately wish I could comfort you at this time. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Christy Schraeder
Christy Schraeder
October 29, 2008
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. I remember MJ on the CCAI website when she was first put on the child waiting list. She really touched my heart. She is safe and in a great place now. How wonderful for her to have had a forever family a family to love her before departing this earth. She will always live in your in hearts.
kristine fuster
October 29, 2008
I am thankful to have known MJ for the short time we had together, and I will never forget her sweet smile and gentleness. Her life has touched mine, as well as many others. We will see her again one day, and I pray that God gives you all the comfort, peace, and strength in your time of loss. Please know that we love you and are here for you all. Sending prayers and strength for the days ahead.
Darlene Searle
October 29, 2008
Carrie, Aaron, and kids,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We can't even imagine the grief that you are facing. Just know that we are all here to send you a comforting hug.
Kristin Richard
October 29, 2008
Carrie & the Kreuer Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Katrina Waters
October 29, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. May God give you peace.

Karin (adoptive mom in MN)
Karin Freihammer
October 29, 2008
We are so sorry for your loss...Words cannot express our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time...We met MJ, Aaron and Carrie during the swearing in ceremony in Guangzhou, China and they were so excited to unite their entire family together...MJ, you will live on in their hearts forever!
Mary Kate, Charlie, Miclain and Livi Tao Keffeler
Mary Kate Keffeler
October 29, 2008
Aaron & Carrie,
I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words comforting enough to help ease the pain other than the reassurence that you WILL see her again!! I am sorry to have never met Meri-Jain however I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to talk with her on the phone.
I love you all so much and my prayers are with you and the kids.
Katrina Beckham
October 29, 2008
I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine a greater loss than that of a child. I pray that God will comfort you during this time until you meet again.
Katie Self
October 29, 2008
May you have peace at this difficult time in your life, we are here for you if you need anything. You are in all my prayers.
Beth Drum(Pediatric Assoc)
October 29, 2008
We are praying for you here in Georgia.
May your memories of MJ be sweet and may God comfort you in your time of need.
Love you,
Ashley Hood
October 29, 2008
May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. We will keep you in our prayers.
The Lieth Family
Lisa Lieth
October 29, 2008
Carrie, my heart goes out to you and your family.
Meghan Jansen
October 29, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve. Grampa Bill and Great Grandma Theresa
Theresa Conklin
October 29, 2008
Even though we have never met, I wanted to let you know your family is in my prayers. May God give you comfort.
October 29, 2008
Our deepest sympathies to your entire family during this incredibly difficult time. May the God of Comfort wrap you in His neverending warmth and love.
Much love,
The Rodin Family
Mary Rodin
October 29, 2008
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Lowell & Vivian Slider
October 29, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
The Lopez Family
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