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Kaylee Kruise

December 23, 2009 — February 12, 2021

Kaylee J. Kruise

  Kaylee J. Kruise, 11, Altoona, went to be with the Lord Friday, February 12, 2021, at her home after a courageous 2 ½ year, battle with cancer. She was born in Altoona on December 23, 2009, a daughter of Richard J., III and Melissa D. (Mathers) Kruise.

  She is survived by her parents of Altoona, maternal grandparents; Jeff & Janice Mathers of Altoona, paternal grandparents; Rick & Debi Kruise of Altoona, one sister; Kenzie and her puppy Colin.  She is also survived by two uncles, Jason and Ron.

  Kaylee loved dancing with the Altoona Dance Theatre Company and also loved making TikToks. 

  She was a fifth grade student at Ebner Elementary School and attended the Fourth Street Church of God.

  Friends will be received from noon until 6pm Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at the Fourth Street Church of God, 2010 4th St., Altoona, PA.

  In the spring, there will be a Celebration of Life service with the date and time to be determined.

  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Brian Morden Foundation, 1330 11th Avenue, Altoona, PA  16601 or to Fighting All Monsters via Facebook.

  Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home, Inc. (

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