Avalene Kruger enjoyed spending time with family, collecting Beanie Babies

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | 4:19 p.m. CDT; updated 5:20 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, April 17, 2012

COLUMBIA — Avalene (Hogan) Kruger is remembered for her musical ability, impressive Beanie Baby collection and the way she treasured the time she spent with her family.