On Saturday, November 30, 2019, Jo Ann Kruse (nee Eldridge) age 66, died peacefully with her family by her side at her Milton, Delaware home. She was a loving mother, wife, artist and poodle-mom. Born February 8, 1953, in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina to the late, Josiah and Roxie (nee Walters) Eldridge. Beloved wife of Edward Kruse of Milton, Delaware. Mother of Candice M. Pennington of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, Natalie (Patrick) Reid of Sykesville, Maryland, Nathan (Courtney) Blanchard of Frederick, Maryland, and Meredith (Alex) Von Lindenberg of Perry Hall, Maryland. Grandmother of Annabelle, Josephine, Liam, Jude, Stella, Olive, Betsy, and Charlotte. Sister of Mark (Susan) Eldridge of Omaha, Nebraska, and Marybeth "Meppy" Eldridge of Florida. She is also loved and missed by her poodles, Carlos and Carmen. Predeceased by her brother Jeff "Uncle Buck" Eldridge. A Celebration of Life will be held at 9:30 am on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at Fox Haven Organic Farm and Learning Center, 3630 Poffenberger Road, Jefferson, Maryland 21755. Inurnment private.