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Marie W. Krull

Published on -9/5/2012, 10:04 AM

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Marie W. "Ma" Krull, 90, Mound City, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at her home.

She was born June 20, 1922, in Prescott to Otto Lee and Ella (Brown) Bruce. She attended Shiloh Grade School, graduated from Prescott High School of 1940 as president of her class and attended Mercy School of Nursing at Fort Scott for two years.

She married Charles E. "Cap" Krull on May 22, 1944, in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death June 12, 1976. She worked at the Nevada (Mo.) City Hospital, Mound City U.S. Post Office and alongside her husband at Krull Insurance Agency.

She was the first woman to serve on the Mound City Council and held the position for 10 years. She was a member of Mound City Christian Church, was financial secretary of Mound City Federated Church, past president of Federated Women's Society, former member of Order of Eastern Star, served on the advisory board of the International Order of Rainbow Girls, and Hewitt New Post American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include a son, Charles E. Krull and wife, Lisa, Hays; three daughters, Elaine Gillum and husband, Gary, Prairie Village, Linda Vaughn and husband, John, Leawood, and Pam Hurt and husband, Al, Mound City; a brother, retired Maj. Lowell "Jack" Bruce, 29 Palms, Calif.; three sisters-in-law, Leota Bruce, Kennett Square, Pa., Margaret Bruce, Ephrata, Wash., and Edna Krull Gorman, Prescott; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Shirley Krull, Fort Worth, Texas; nine grandchildren, Misty Vaughn Wilson and husband, Jeff, Travis Vaughn and wife, Marisa, Meaghan Vaughn Benz, Karah Hurt Hight and husband, Tim, Courtney Hurt, Brennan Hurt and wife, Ashley, Heather Krull, Hollie Herbel and Olivia Herbel; 11 great-grandchildren, Justin and Amanda Callaway, Kylie, Bailey and Ryleigh Wilson, Aubrey Vaughn, Cooper and Campbell Hight, Gavin and Ayla Hurt and Ayden Benz; and two great-great-grandchildren soon to arrive.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tracy Gillum Callaway; four brothers: Roy, Ralph, Carl and Kenneth Bruce; and a sister, Mildred Giffin.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mound City Christian Church; inurnment will be at a later date.

Friends and relatives are encouraged to remain after the service to visit and fellowship.

Memorials are suggested to Mound City Christian Church in care of Schneider Funeral Home, Mound City.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.schneiderfunerals.com.

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