Virginia Crone

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Virginia R. Crone, 91

Virginia R. Crone, 91, of Williamsport, is celebrating in heaven today after she passed this life at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday March 20, 2013, at Hoopeston Community Memorial Hospital.

She was born December 28, 1921, in Bismark, Ill. the daughter of Lee R. and Lola (Claypool) Smith. She married her husband of 70 years Boyd M. Crone Sep. 28, 1942, at her parent's home in rural Warren County.

Surviving family include her husband, Boyd Crone, Williamsport; two sons, Ron (Roberta) Crone, and William (Patti-Joy) Crone, both of Williamsport; a daughter Carol (Fred) Marques, Mishawaka; two sisters, Louise (Robert) Overpeck, West Lebanon, and Joyce (Jim) Marble, Robinson, Ill.; two brothers, Donald (Joyce) Smith, and Lowell (Betty) Smith, both of Bismark, Ill.; eight grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and nine step great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Virginia graduated from West Lebanon High School in 1940 and attended Lafayette Business College. She had been employed over the years at Purdue and Warren County Treasurers Office. She had been an active member of the Tab Christian Church since 1947.

The pride of her life was her family all of which she loved very much, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed being outdoors gardening and raising flowers. She also enjoyed her two dogs "Buddy" and "Lobo", who will certainly miss her.

Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Sunday March 24, 2013 at Grady Funeral Home at 111 E. Monroe St. Williamsport with Pastor Rod Andrews and Pastor Don Williams officiating, interment at West Lebanon Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday March 23, 2013 at Grady Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be given to Tab Christian Church, Histiocytosis Association, Multiple Sclerosis, or Guilliam Barre Syndrome. Online condolences at www.gradyfuneralhome.com.

Published in the Journal & Courier from Mar. 21 to Mar. 22, 2013
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