Nunnelee Funeral Chapel

205 North Stoddard, Sikeston, MO


Jessie Cruse

September 13, 1924June 30, 2020

Jessie Dean Cruse passed away June 30, 2020, at the age of 95, at Delta South Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Services in Sikeston, MO. She was born on September 13, 1924 in Blodgett, MO., to the late William Homer Kelley and Ida Myrtle (Alexander) Kelley. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Berry Jefferson Cruse Jr.; one son, Billy Cruse; one daughter, Sharon Tanner; three brothers, Ted Kelley, David Kelley, William “Dub” Kelley and one sister, Hope (Kelley) Nelson. She is survived by two grandchildren, Wendy Wallace of Princeton, KY. and Scott Ruff of Sikeston, MO.; three great grandchildren Billy Wallace, Madeline Morgan and Landon Morgan of Princeton, KY., and a number of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be July 3,2020 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, MO. Internment will follow at New Morley Cemetery in Morley, MO.


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valerie smith

July 31, 2020

Mama Dean was a great lady,I remember she made Martie's clothes when she was little and never ounce measured her,,she did it all by looking at her,,Amazing lady,,,,So sorry Wendy & your brother too..Love you

Mary Tidwell

July 5, 2020

So sorry for your loss Wendy. I know this is hard on you. If you need anything I’m here for you. I remember when they all lived at Gypsy and going up there to visit them in the middle of nowhere. Sorry I missed the funeral. I didn’t know she passed away. This is the same day my dad passed away 21 years ago. June 30. Also my grandmas birthday. Love you girl.

Melissa Stewart

July 2, 2020

Aunt Dean amazed me with her strength to carry on after loosing two children. She loved dearly. She always had open arms for me at any visit. She always told me how proud she was of my accomplishments. She would also let me know to take care of myself. Her heart was genuine. She was always truthful about everything Aunt Glenda was her best friend. I loved my long talks with both of them together. She will be missed.