Ashley Marie was born Feb. 7, 1991 at Ida Grove, the daughter of Kordell Jay and Carolyn Sue (Lewis) Kruse. Ashley graduated from the Aurelia High School in 2009. She attended NITC in Sheldon. She worked for K-Mart in Cherokee. Ashley enjoyed music and liked to sing. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia.
Ashley died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Preceding Ashley in death were her great-grandparents; Jim and Alvina Lewis and Wayne Kruse, and Uncle Wes.
Survivors include her parents, Kordell and Carolyn Kruse and her sister, Alyssa Kruse all of Aurelia, her grandparents; Art and Eldoris Dykstra of Hull, and Jerry Lewis of Aurelia and Alice Lewis of Kiron, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.