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Shirley Krueger

May 12, 1938 — August 25, 2022

Shirley Jo Krueger, 84, died Thursday (August 25, 2022) at her home in North Newton, Ks.

 She was born on May 12, 1938 in Hartford, Kansas, the daughter of John W. and Mabel Holt Freeman. 

 She married John William Krueger, Jr. on June 19, 1954. With John serving in the military, they lived in several places. After he was discharged from the service, they moved to Emporia in the late 1950’s.

 John died on April 24, 1999. Shirley continued to live in Emporia and eventually settled in Newton area in 2009.

 Survivors include her sons John Krueger and wife Vicki of Central City, Neb., and Jason Krueger and wife Sara of Nebraska City, Neb.; two daughters Tamara Shaw and husband John of Newton, Ks., and Teresa Day and husband Scott of Ozawkie, Ks.; one brother Charles Freeman of Clinton, Mo.; one sister Barbara Boyd of Columbus, Ind.; 17 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

 Shirley preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sons James, Fredrick, and Robert. She is also preceded in death by her siblings Kathryn Bass, Howard Freeman, “Jay” Freeman, Ralph Freeman, Richard Freeman, Donald Freeman, Dale Freeman, Maxine Herrin, Patty Hutchinson, Betty Pruitt, and an infant brother Robert Freeman.

 The casket will be open at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home on Monday (August 29th) between 1:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M., where the family will receive friends between 6:00 and 7:30 P.M.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday (August 30th) at the First Baptist Church in Newton.

Graveside services and interment will be at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday (Aug. 30th) at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Emporia, Ks.

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 Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton, Ks.  

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