Nancy Marie (Kruse) Ki­wus, 81, of Blacks­burg, Va.

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

Nancy Marie (Kruse) Ki­wus passed away peace­fully on Wed­nes­day, Oct. 5, 2016, at the Warm Hearth Vil­lage in Blacks­burg, Va. She was 81 years old.

Nancy was born in Sco­tia, N.Y., on Nov. 9, 1934, to Har­vey and Jean­nette Kruse. Nancy mar­ried Frank R. Ki­wus on Oct. 8, 1960. She was his “Sweet­heart of Sigma Chi.” They were mar­ried for 52 years un­til his death on Feb. 2, 2013.

She was a de­pend­able and well-liked mem­ber of the early Trustco bank­ing team for many years. It was a job she en­joyed and ex­e­cuted well. Nancy has been cred­ited with start­ing and es­tab­lish­ing the first food pantry in Sch­enec­tady, as­so­ci­ated with the First United Methodist Church. She loved out­reach and the thought of help­ing others less for­tu­nate than her­self and of­ten gave gen­er­ously.

Nancy and Frank re­tired to Lan­caster, Pa., and en­joyed the beauty and his­tor­i­cal cul­ture of the area. Nancy was an avid an­tique col­lec­tor and en­joyed ren­o­va­tion and restora­tion. She was a suc­cess­ful real es­tate agent, and her knack for dec­o­rat­ing was ap­pre­ci­ated by many fam­ily and friends. Nancy and Frank were flip­ping homes long be­fore it be­came pop­u­lar. She was very proud of her sons and their pa­tri­o­tism and ser­vice to our coun­try, and her daugh­ter for her ca­reer sup­port­ing others through so­cial work.

Nancy leaves be­hind three chil­dren, Jody (Ki­wus) Gil, Christo­pher Har­vey Ki­wus and his wife Jen­nifer, and Jon Paul Ki­wus and his wife Wendy. She is also sur­vived

by seven grand­chil­dren, Zachary Gil, Ni­cole Ki­wus, Sam Ki­wus, Alex Ki­wus, James Petersen, Jack Petersen, and 1st Lt. Grant Petersen.

The fam­ily would like to thank the staff at Warm Hearth Vil­lage and Medi Home Hospice for their care and sup­port dur­ing this dif­fi­cult time. We are thank­ful she is at peace and with her beloved Frank.

A cel­e­bra­tion of life and in­ter­ment will oc­cur at Ev­er­green Memo­rial Park in Albany, N.Y., at a later date.

Ar­range­ments are with Horne Fu­neral Home & Cre­ma­tory, Chris­tians­burg, Va., (540) 382-2612.

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