Obituary of Ellen Kruse

Ellen Marie Kruse, of Fort Scott, passed away Saturday evening, November 12, 2022, at Ascension Via Christi in Pittsburg. She was born on December 20, 1952, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa the daughter of James Hewitt Miller and Willa Mae (Moore) Miller.

She married Fred Blair Kruse on June 4, 1971, in Mt. Vernon, Iowa and he preceded her in death on February 22, 2009.


Ellen is survived by her daughters, Tammy Baughn (James), of Moundville, Missouri, Tina Kerr, of Fort Scott, and Teresa Saunders (William), also of Fort Scott; three sisters, Linda Hartman, of Branson, Missouri, Alice Screws, of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Victoria Webber of Donna, Texas; ten grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents.


Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at Fort Scott National Cemetery under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wreaths Across America and may be left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at


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