Kathryn B. (Cruise) Ewing

Kathryn B. (Cruise) Ewing


Kathryn B. Ewing, 84, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 1992, at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital.

Kathryn, the daughter of John and Eva (Aldrich) Cruise, was born January 9, 1908 at Wesley, Iowa.  She graduated from Wesley High School.  Following graduation she operated a restaurant in Wesley.

She was united in marriage with Vernon Ewing in Armstrong, Iowa.  The couple first made their home in Swea City, Iowa.  During WWII, while her husband was in the military she continued to operate a produce station and learned to fly an airplane.  Following his discharge from the military the couple moved to Crystal Lake, Iowa for a short time.  Later they moved to Dolliver, Iowa.  She was employed at the Gray’s Egg Packing Co. until her retirement.  For the past five years she has resided in Britt.

She was a member of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church; C.D. of A’s; the Rosary Guild; American Legion Auxillary in Dolliver, Iowa; and the Britt Silver Stars.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vernon in 1985; two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include three sisters: Phyllis Mullin of Britt, Iowa; Evangeline and her husband, Robert Kelly of Britt, Iowa; Jean and her husband, Wayne May of Columbia City, Indiana.

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