Ruby Louise Cruse

Ruby Louise Cruse

Ruby Louise Baum Cruse, 69, of Lafayette and formerly of Olla, passed from this life on Monday, October 12, 2020, at the Camelot Nursing Facility in Broussard following an extended illness.

She was born May 5, 1951 in Urania to the union of her parents, Everett Houston Baum and Thelma Gladen Baum.

Louise, as she was known, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to so many. She and her late husband, Rev. Bobby Wayne Cruse, were married on October 11, 1968.

When he was called into the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ in the mid 90’s, she helped set an example to others around her in their church and in their community, as what it meant to be a helpmate to her husband. She was loved by all who knew her and called her friend.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, from the sanctuary of Standard Baptist Church near Olla with Rev. Shad Tibbs officiating.

Brother Randy Douglas officiated at the graveside interment service at Harris Chapel Cemetery near Olla. Arrangements were under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla and Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; daughter, Melissa Cruse; two brothers, Marvin Baum and Clarence Baum; and sister, Mary Baum Wilson.

Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, LeAnn Cruse Kepper of Lafayette, and Ashley Cruse Waguespack of Lafayette and Ashley’s fiancé Brandon Stoker of Dallas, TX; her siblings, Debbie Baum Denison and Wayne Baum; her aunt, Zelma Gladen Smith; her precious grandchildren, Haley Kepper, Annie Ruth Braswell White, Jesse Lynn Braswell, Amber Kay McDowell, Riley Austin, Tucker Littleton and Aubree Thacker.

Pallbearers were Buck Borland, Trey Borland, Lance Coleman, J. J. McCann, Jamie Chaisson and Brandon Stoker.

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