Kevin Wayne Kruse was born Jan. 3, 1951, in Neosho, the son of J.D. Kruse and Dorothy (Worthington) Kruse.

Kevin Wayne Kruse was born Jan. 3, 1951, in Neosho, the son of J.D. Kruse and Dorothy (Worthington) Kruse.
He passed away on June 1, 2018, on his farm in Anderson. He was a lifelong area resident.
He is survived by his loving partner, Shannon Van Gorp; his daugher, Tausha Johnson and husband, DJ, Carthage; his son, Cory Kruse, Kansas City, step-daughters Ashley Siler and Kayleen Van Gorp, Neosho, step-son Blake Van Gorp and wife, Ashley, Stickney, S.D., grandchildren Rainey Thexton, Cody Johnson, Larani Thexton, Dakota Johnson, Haley Kruse, Jackson Kruse, Konner Siler, Liam Siler, Rhinnlee Gunnels, Halee Van Gorp, Jadyn Van Gorp, two brothers, Gilbert Kruse, Neosho and Ronnie Kruse, Joplin, two sisters, Jan Field, Noblesville, Ind., and Joyce Banning, Joplin, along with many more nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Darryl Kruse and Dennis Kruse.
Per Kevin's wishes, a private immediate family service was held.
Our family appreciates all the caring thoughts and prayers.