It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Mom Ruth, who passed away December 1, 2016. Ruth has left this world to be with her late husband Mark R Krause Jr, her son David, her sister Irene and her brother Jimmy. Ruth loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and her many adventures with her sister in-law Kitty Toy. Ruth enjoyed spending time at the beach with her dog peanut. She is survived by her sons Rusty the oldest who wants to share that Ruth was the best mother a son could ask for. Her youngest son Mark (Pam) would like to share that Ruth was the most selfless person he has ever known, her daughter Sue Redden who wants to share that Ruth was the heart of their family and a great mother and friend. Ruth is also survived by her grandchildren Mark, Crystal, Michael, Lindsay, Amanda and Wayne. Her great grandchildren Adrianna, Anthony, Joey, Anabelle, Mia, Mason, Aidan, and Danny. She is also survived by her brother Merle Doughten of Salisbury De., and close family friends Kate, Jenny and Jenna who Ruth treated as her own granddaughters and great granddaughter. Ruth will be sadly missed by her family A viewing will be held on Thursday December 8, from 10-11am with a service to follow at 11am at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington 19808. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery Kennett Square, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be sent to the Ronald McDonald House, 1901 Rockland Rd. Wilmington, DE 19803.