Date of Death: April 14, 1973
Rev. Cruse Dies; Lived at Mason Mason
Rev. Jesse C. Cruse, 79, of Mason, died at 10:55 p.m. Saturday at his home.
He was a retired pastor of the Nazarene Church, serving for 47 years. He served at the Keens Chapel Church, near LaClede for four years. He had resided in Mason for the past eight years and before that he lived for 21 years in Larkinsburg township, Clay County.
Rev. Cruse was born July 15, 1893 in Oblong, a son of Joseph and Sarah WILLIS Cruse. He married Inez FITZGERALD on Sept. 15, 1912 in Louisville.
Surviving are his wife; sons, Avon, Russell Springs, KY; Herman, Terre Haute, IN; Edwin, Payson, AZ; Leon, Decatur; Gerald, Buena Park, CA; Marvin, Mansfield; daughters, Mrs. Evelyn LONG, Bourbonnais; Mrs. Alice WHITE, St. Anne; Mrs. Arlene ISBELL, Norwalk, CA; Mrs. Gladys JONES, Glasford; brothers, James, Paxton; Roscoe, Iola; sisters, Mrs. Bernice SHAFFER, Potoshi, WI; 37 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Pagel funeral home, Edgewood, where friends may call after 2 p.m. today. Burial will be in Christian Home cemetery, near Louisville.
Contributed 11 Mar 2003 by Vicki Martin