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Laura N. Kruse, 58, passed away on March 31, 2022.

She was born in Kansas City, MO, grew up in Blue Springs, MO, and had been living in the Kingsville/Holden area for the last 20 years.

Laura worked in various fast-food establishments as a manager.

She loved being a mother, grandmother (NANA) and sister.

Laura was preceded in death by her mother, Nellie Franklin; her father, Walter Starzyk; brother, Bill Nelson; sister, Wanda Arbuckle; her grandparents; and aunts and uncles.

She is survived by her children; son, Michael Hodson and wife Jennifer of Bates City, MO; and daughters, Charlee Heller and husband James, and Dennie Wheeler and husband Jack, all of Holden, MO; sisters, Diana Sims and husband Keith, Teresa Dicavolo, and Mary Cooper; and brother, Joe Nelson, all of Wylie, TX; four grandchildren, Audrey, Evelynn and Colton Hodson, and Carolyn Wheeler.

Laura’s passing has left a hole in our hearts, and she will be greatly missed.

Obituary submitted by family. Arrangements were entrusted to Royer Funeral Home, Oak Grove, MO.

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