Elsie Pearl Kruse born May 21st 1937 passed away on October 29th 2012. She was surrounded by family. Elsie was a member of St. Johns Luthern Church of Easton, Kansas and served on the Ladies Aid. Later moving to Mena, Arkansas she became a member of Trinity Luthern church. She was the daughter of John and Mildred Cropper both preceding her in death. Elsie was the eldest daughter of 10 siblings. She was married to Alfred Edwin Kruse on November 12th 1955. She was a loving wife, mother, and friend and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. Her survivors include her husband of 57 years, Alfred Edwin Kruse along with her four children Vitrus Kruse, Mena, AR, Mark Kruse and wife Jill, Leavenworth, KS, Wanda Smith and husband William, Leavenworth, KS, Teresa Craig, Edwardsville,KS and many grand and great grand children. There will be a grave sight service at Sunset Memorial Gardens Leavenworth, KS on Friday November 2nd 2012, at 10:00 AM.