Mary Frances Kraus
October 24, 1934 – October 26, 2019
Mary Francis Kraus (Nee: Arnold), former Executive Director, Good Samaritan Society – Kissimmee Village passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019, peacefully in her home in St Cloud, Florida. Mary was born on October 24, 1934 in Moore, Oklahoma where she attended primary schooling. Mary later went into nursing and obtained her Licensed Practical Nursing certificate in the state of Colorado and Nebraska. Mary’s professional career involved serving others as an employee of the Good Samaritan Society that spanned more than four decades. In 1971 Mary obtained her Nursing Home Administrator’s license in the state of Nebraska. In the fall of 1971, upon the untimely death of Mary’s husband, Robert G. Kraus in an aircraft accident, Mary took over Nursing Home administrator duties at the Good Samaritan nursing home in Superior, Nebraska. Mary’s career with the Good Samaritan Society included administrator positions in Superior, Nebraska and Syracuse, Nebraska. Mary served as the Executive Director, Good Samaritan Village, Hastings, Nebraska and finally Kissimmee Village where she retired. Mary also served periodically on the Good Samaritan Board of Directors. Mary enjoyed working with and helping people. Mary loved the Kissimmee area and had many friends and acquaintances she met through her work with Good Samaritan Society. Mom spent much of her last years with family and her beloved dog, Max. Mary is survived by her daughter Scharlotte Fleeger (Greg), sons Richard Kraus (Beverly), and Jon Kraus (Kathy) all of central Florida. Son Robert Kraus (Verna), Kiowa, Colorado, Son Kelly Kraus (Kris) of Waterloo, Illinois, as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, and nieces. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Robert G. Kraus, daughters Katherine and Arlene Kraus, sons Michael and Eddie Kraus, her grandson Joshua Kraus, and her beloved dog Max. A celebration of life will be held at a later date to be determined by the family. Donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Society – Kissimmee Village.
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Mary Frances Kraus
November 16, 2019
I've had the best honor along with my wonderful sister to be able to take care of.our amazing mom and I know that momwas really happy to have both of us thejrforher I know she would loved to of had all of us around sheloved allof us in her own special way I just want y'all to know I Love all of you schar thank you I couldn't of done it without you. Jon
November 3, 2019
As a retired pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Kissimmee, and friend of many GSV residents, I had many opportunities to meet and interact with Mary! I really enjoyed her and admired her work at the Kissimmee Village. May she rest at peace in the company of all the Saints in the Lord Jesus! Grace and peace to her family in your time of loss.
October 30, 2019
Mary was not only a great boss when I worked with her at Hastings GSV she cared about us all like family. What a wonderful mentor I was fortunate to know. Have thought of her often and the words of wisdom she shared. Getting to visit her at Kissimmee and get the Grand tour was another special memory for me and my family. Special prayers to Mary's family at this time.
October 29, 2019
I knew Mary in Superior. Very nice lady.