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Barbra H. Kruse

February 25, 1936 ~ March 16, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Barbra Kruse Obituary

Barbra H. Kruse passed from this life on March 16, 2024 in Troy, OH. Barbra was the daughter of John P. Harris and Miriam L. Miller; she was born in Reisterstown, MD on February 25, 1936. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Norman Harris; and husbands: Edmund W. Smith and John A. Kruse. 

She is survived by her children: Cabrini De La Rosa, Greenville, OH; Michael Smith, Baltimore, MD; Jeffrey Smith and wife Angela, Baldwin, MD; and Sanford Smith and wife Beth, Tipp City, OH. Barbra is also survived by her sisters: Ruth Ann Fuhrman and Delores Harris, both of Hanover, PA. Barbra has nine grandchildren: Matthew, Alex, Arturo, Ashley, Kathryn, Adam, Megan, Daniel, and Emma, five great-grandchildren, and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Tipp City. Barbra loved gardening, her faith, her children, grandchildren, and her extended family. In her younger years she enjoyed golfing and traveling.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on March 27, 2024 at Zion Lutheran Church in Tipp City, OH with Kristen Zimmann officiating. The disposition of Barbra’s ashes will be private. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Memorial Service
March 27, 2024

1:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
14 West Walnut St.
Tipp City, OH 45371


American Cancer Society
P. O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741
Tel: 1-800-227-2345


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