Mamie Howerton Kruger

April 21, 1924April 13, 2014

Greensboro- Mrs. Mamie Howerton Kruger, 89, was reunited with her husband and her Savior, on April 13, 2014. She died peacefully in her sleep. A celebration of her life will be at 2 PM, Thursday, April 17, at Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm chapel. Interment will follow at Westminster Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 PM on Wednesday, April 16 at the funeral home.

Mamie was born in Sumter, SC to Charles Vivian and Sally Dollard Howerton. She married George H. Kruger who preceded her in death in 2006. George was a truck driver and in order to provide for his family he was away much of the time. This left Mamie to do much of the parenting of three children by herself but, she was more than up to the challenge. She was the backbone of her family and relied on her faith in God to provide and protect her children. Mamie made sure they went to church, learned the value of hard work and made sure they had what they needed. She was unselfishly dedicated to her children and wanted to make sure they were left with a legacy of strong moral values of respect, honesty and faith. Outside the home she worked with ARA for many years at various locations. She was a member of Gethsemane Methodist Church for many years.

Surviving are her children and their spouses, Barbara (Don) Hasson of Suffolk, VA, Beverly (Terry) Foy of Browns Summit and Bryan (Kimberly) Kruger of High Point; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and brother, CV “Jack” (Betty) Howerton of Burlington.

Floral tributes are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Gethsemane Methodist Church, 100 NC 150 West, Greensboro, NC 27455. On line condolences may be made to



  • Visitation Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, April 17, 2014


  • Interment

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Phil & Jan Baynes

April 17, 2014

Our love and prayers for the family but especially to Beverly

Tim Taylor

April 17, 2014

My prayers are with my cousins, Barbara, Beverly and Bryan. I loved your Mother and will miss her. She was a great lady and enjoyed the many times we were together. I am so glad we were able to visit summer before last. She told me many stories of my Mother I did not know, wish I had asked her more. Please let me know if there is anything we can do for you.

Love,Tim, Cathy and the Children (Grant, Adam, Grace, Kate and Caroline)

Sheila Clontz

April 17, 2014

My condolences to all of Mamie's family. She was like my second mom and always welcomed me into her home. I will miss our "conversations" and I thank her for giving me my twin, her daughter Beverly. God has called her home and I know she will fit right in.

Mark & Sandra Lee

April 16, 2014

Mark and I were so sorry to hear of Ms. Mamie's passing. Mamie was a wonderful lady. I will alway remember her smiles and the way she always liked to joke with Mark and me. We will truly miss her and know that she is now united with the love of her life. Prayers for God's peace and comfort during this time.

Keith Hasson

April 16, 2014

I will always remember my GrandMother's home cooking and the fun we always had giving each other a hard time. I have nothing but good memories of the times We spent together and know for sure She is in a better place. I'm going to really miss her. Keith Hasson(Grandson)

April 15, 2014

I was so sorry to hear of Mamie's passing. We were cousins and I have many wonderful memories of times we spent together in Sumter at grandpa's at the fairground and in Burlington at Aunt Sally's and Aunt Margie's. I will miss her lively spirit. May God's love touch your heart at this time and give you peace.

Sue Brannock Faulkner, Henderson, N. C.

Doug Brice

April 15, 2014

Mamie was such a sweet lady. She was good to my Dad when he was alive. I am so glad I got her Christmas lights up for her this past Christmas. hope she enjoyed them. I will miss her.

Debbie Gordon

April 14, 2014

My condolences to your family. I went to church with Miss Mamie. She always had a smile on her face and a story to tell. I will always carry fond memories of going Christmas Caroling to her house and being invited in for cookies and fellowship. What a wonderful lady. She will be missed.