Vera Lynn Kruse, 72, Plainville, died Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Hays.

She was born April 11, 1946, in Plainville to John T. Thummel Sr. and Ruth (Hoff) Thummel.

She married Domenico “Mimi” Kruse on July 3, 1965, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville.

Survivors include two sons, Anthony Kruse, Wichita, and Michael Kruse, Lenexa; Mary Rhodes, Gardner; two brothers, Mark Thummel, Plainville, and Ralph Thummel, Hays; five sisters, Elizabeth Striggow, Hill City, Rose Hardman, Hill City, Sister Mary Jo Thummel, Oakley, Theresa Kriley, Stockton, and Mary Munk, Hays; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a daughter, Patricia Kruse.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville; burial in church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, Plainville, and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church. There will be a Ladies Guild Rosary at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and a vigil service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or the National Domestic Violence Hotline in care of funeral home.

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