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Julia Suzanne Kraus

August 15, 1956 — March 2, 2020

Funeral mass for Julia Suzanne “Julie” Kraus will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Kingfisher, OK, with Father Francis Nguyen and Father Aaron Foshee officiating. Interment will follow at the Kingfisher Cemetery.

Julie was born August 15, 1956 in Okarche, OK to Joseph Edward and Margie Louise (Buettner) Soudek. She died from injuries received in a motor vehicle accident on Monday, March 2, 2020 near Wayne, OK, at the age of 63 years 6 months and 17 days. Julie and James Francis Kraus were married on January 17, 1975 in Kingfisher.

Julie grew up in Kingfisher, where she graduated from high school. She spent many years working at the State Farm Insurance Agency, prior to working twenty years for the Kingfisher County Assessor’s Office. Following her retirement from the Assessor’s office, Julie and Jim moved from Kingfisher to Davis, to be near their daughters. Upon moving to Davis, she spent a few years working at Disco Automotive in Sulphur before fully retiring to be a full-time wife, mom and “Meme.”

Julie was a very loving wife. She and Jim celebrated 45 years of marriage in January 2020. They cherished their life together. She enjoyed out-fishing Jim every chance she had; as well as going on many adventures with him. Julie loved to travel and spend time with their lifelong, best friends, Greg and Debbie Farrell. In her free time, she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, crafting and baking cookies. Of all the things she loved in life, her family was what she loved the most. Julie always put others first. She made sure everyone else was happy and taken care of.

Survivors include her husband, Jim of Davis; three daughters, Karla Scott & husband Jason and Brenda Williams & husband Stephen, both of Davis and Kristy Livingston of Kingfisher; son, Jimmy Kraus of Kingfisher; mother, Margie Soudek of Oklahoma City; twelve grandchildren, Kelsey Scott, Jesse Scott, Bradly Williams, Blake Williams, Tyler Williams, Ryan Williams and Grace Williams, all of Davis, James Kraus & wife Ariel of Goessel, KS, Holli Stitt & husband Nick, and Landon Livingston, Colton Livingston, and Braydon Livingston, all of Kingfisher; as well as one sister, Jodie McKleroy & husband John of Oklahoma City and one brother, J.E. Soudek & wife Linda of Kingfisher.

Julie was preceded in death by her father, Joseph E. Soudek; as well as, her father & mother-in-law, Francis and Mary Mae Kraus.

Serving as pallbearers will be James Kraus, Bradly Williams, Blake Williams, Tyler Williams, Jesse Scott, Ryan Williams, Landon Livingston, Colton Livingston, and Braydon Livingston.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Building Fund, 309 S. Main St, Kingfisher, OK 73750.

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Monday, March 9, 2020

11:00am - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

309 South Main Street, Kingfisher, OK 73750

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