Karen Ann Kruse

July 18, 1949 – May 17, 2020

Karen Ann Kruse

     Karen Ann Kruse, daughter of the late Ralph Burnett and Louise Snider Burnett, was born on July 18, 1949 in Dexter, Missouri and departed this life on May 17, 2020 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri at the age of 70 years.

     Mrs. Kruse was the former pastor of Faith Fellowship Church in Dexter.  She was also a beautician and a resident of Dexter.

     She was united in marriage to Jim Kruse on November 21, 2016 in Dexter, Missouri. 

     She is survived by her husband, Jim Kruse of Dexter, Missouri; by her son Edmond Wade Oldham of Springfield, Missouri; by two daughters, Jammie Sue Jenkins of Lubbock, Texas and Amanda Marie Oldham of Puxico, Missouri; by two brothers, Tim Burnett and wife Lisa of West Plains, Missouri and Adrian Burnett and wife Wanda of Bloomfield, Missouri; by two sisters, Sue Davidson and husband Davey of Dexter, Missouri and Kandie Funkhouser and husband Ronnie of Nashville, Tennessee; by her sister-in-law, Sherry Burnett of Dexter; by five grandchildren, Jacob Wilson, Randy Fincher, Nicholas Zerr, J. W. Simpkins, and Katlyn Hemerley; and by two great-grandchildren, Faith Hemerley and Colton Simpkins.

     Other than by her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Dave Burnett, by her grandson, Jeffrey Swallows; and by her great-grandchild, Dacota Simpkins.

     Friends may call at Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Funeral Services will then be conducted in the Mathis Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Bonnie Cannell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.

     Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.