Leroy E. Cron
PIQUA — Leroy E. Cron, 92, of Piqua, died at 7:44 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at the Brookdale Sterling House of Piqua. He was born March 19, 1921, in Springcreek Township to the late Forrest E. and Mable E. (Clevenger) Cron. He married Pauline M. Ross on Sept. 5, 1942, in Pleasant Hill; she preceded him in death Aug. 27, 2002.
Survivors include three sons, Jerry (Sara) Cron of Piqua, Bruce (Carol) Cron of Fletcher and Brian (Karen) Cron of Piqua; nine grandchildren, Christina (Hank) Warner, Scott Cron, Penny Cron, Dawn (Jim) Covault, Shelly (Rick) Bair, Darin Cron, Julie (Zachary) Havenar, and Lisa (Drew) Mahon; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond (Mary) Cron of Troy, Richard (Sheila) Cron of DeGraff; and a sister, Louise "Midge" Francis of Troy. He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Cron; a daughter, Janet Cron; two grandsons, Matthew and Keith Cron; a brother, Clarence (Wanda) Cron; two sisters, Catherine (Harry) Hopkins and Florence (Robert) Pence; and a brother-in-law, Galen Francis.
Mr. Cron was a 1940 graduate of Piqua Central High School, served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and was a farmer in Shelby and Miami Counties for many years. He was a member of the Shelby County Farm Bureau, Houston Community Center, the State American Legion, and Shelby County Soil & Water Conservation Supervisor. He was an active member of the Congregational Christian United Church of Christ, where he had served as a deacon and trustee.
A service to honor his life will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. William R. Hewitt officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery where full military honors will be provided by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.