Janet Smith Cruse

Nov 16 1936
Jan 10 2018
81 Years
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania

Janet Smith Cruse, born November 16, 1936, of Tel-Hai, Honey Brook, formerly of Pine Grove Mills, PA and West Chester, PA went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 10, 2018.

She was the wife of Vincent A. (Andy) Cruse with whom she shared 57 years of marriage.

Born in Pine Grove Mills, PA, Janet was the daughter of the late Harold K. and Pearl Bloom Smith. She is survived by her sister, Diane Kemmerer of Pine Grove Mills, PA, and her brother Larry Smith of State College, PA.

Janet is also survived by her son Tory A. Cruse and wife Donna, grandsons Kyle Cruse and Carter Cruse of West Chester, PA; daughter Carol C. Holmes and husband Timothy, grandsons Dillon Holmes and Wyatt Holmes of Exton, PA; and daughter Cindy C. Freese and husband Robert of Honey Brook, PA. 

Janet was a 1954 graduate of State College High School and was employed by various dentists in both Chester and Centre counties. Janet enjoyed traveling, gardening and spending time with her family, especially her four grandsons.

Mrs. Cruse was a member of East Brandywine Baptist Church of Downingtown, PA. 

The visitation will be held on Friday, January 19th from 10:30 AM to 12 noon at East Brandywine Baptist Church, 999 Horseshoe Pike, Downingtown, PA 19335.  The memorial service will follow the visitation at the Church at 12 noon.  

Internment will be held on Monday, January 22 at 12 noon at Centre County Memorial Park in State College, PA. 

In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made to the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation: 1004A O’Reilly Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94129 or online at www.myotonic .org 

Services have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg, PA. Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com 

Service Date: 
Jan 19 2018 - 12:00pm


Andy, Carol, Cindy & Torry,

We were saddened to hear of Jan's passing.  I will always remember her beautiful smile and warm, welcoming spirit.  May her soul know peace, and may your happy memories bring each of you the strength needed in the days to come.  Sending you healing light and love.


Rebecca, Rick & Sam Wethman

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We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending hugs to everyone. Love, Joanne and John Trombley

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So sorry to you and your family for your loss. You all did a great job at highlighting your moms life with a beautiful picture. My deepest condolence.

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Dear Andy and Family,

I was so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing.  We worked together at Carl Baccellieri’s office for many years.  Jan was always caring, compassionate and very thoughtful in her job.  She made the day go smoothly for all of us.  My prayers are with you.


Janet Marra


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Dear Andy, Tory, Carol, and Cindy,

We will always remember Jan. She was such a fine woman and wonderful employee. She was so helpful to us in those first years of practice. We also remember fun times at your home, when you "kids" were young. May the Holy Spirit be your comforter at this time of grief. May we all, in faith and hope, look forward to that day when we will see Jan again, when "sorrow and sighing shall flee away."


Glenn and Diane Burkland

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