Mary Kathryn Krus
March 23, 1937 – January 25, 2019
Mary Kathryn Berry Krus, 81, of Houston, Texas was peacefully promoted while at home to be with our Lord on Friday, January 25, 2019. She was born on March 23, 1937 in Anna, Illinois the third daughter of Joe and Eveyln Berry. She grew up in Nashville, Illinois and while attending Nashville High School she met Dominic F. Krus who would be her husband.
She graduated from NHS in 1955 and she and Dominic were married on August 10, 1958 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Posen, Illinois. They lived in nearby St. Louis, Missouri where she worked for several years at Ralston Purina and Dominic worked at the Anheuser-Busch brewery. When AB opened a brewery in Houston, Texas, Dominic transferred to Houston to work at that brewery in 1966. They built their home in the new subdivision of Sharpstown. They became members of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church where they are still members today. They have three sons that were active at school, all played baseball at Sharpstown Little League and Mary Kay was always involved by volunteering on the school board, at Little League, wherever needed. She began working for the Igloo Corporation in 1977 and retired after 25 years of service.
Mary Kay is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Dominic, her three sons, Steven (Susan), Chris, and Jeff (Beth), her six grandchildren: Ashley Robert, Brandon Krus, Duncan Krus, McKenzie Krus, Austin Krus and Abby Krus, several nieces, nephews and special friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Eveyln Berry and her sister Joyce Storey. Funeral arrangements begin on Thursday, January 31st with a visitation at Earthman’s Funeral home, 4525 Bissonnet in Bellaire, Texas from 6pm until 8pm, with Rosary at 7:00pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 1st at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 8200 Roos at 11am, with visitation beginning at 10:30am. Reception in the church hall from noon until 1:30pm. Procession to Memorial Oaks Cemetery will begin at 1:30 for the Rite of Committal.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to American Lung Association, Methodist Cancer Research or the charity of your choice.
- Visitation Thursday, January 31, 2019
- Rosary Thursday, January 31, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, February 1, 2019
- Rite of Committal Friday, February 1, 2019
Mary Kathryn Krus
Jill Ojile (Krus)
February 1, 2019
I want to send my condolences to Uncle Dominic and family. Aunt Kay will truly be missed. I will always cherish the keepsake charm she gave all of us from Busia’s bracelet. I think of Aunt Kay every time I look at it. Memories are what keeps us going, May she Rest In Peace .