Ellen Kroney Burford
1943 - 2021
Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home & Memorial Park
7405 West Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX
BURFORD, Ellen Kroney Ellen Kroney Burford, age 78, of Dallas, Texas passed away on September 11, 2021. Ellen was born in Dallas, Texas on January 5, 1943. Ellen was a loving mother, wife and grandmother to her family. She was the perfect friend, always kind and caring to everyone. Ellen was affectionately known as "Kre" by her grandchildren as well as other family members. Ellen loved her family and she sent a text to them the night before she passed which read "Goodnight all!! I love you very much!! I could not ask for a more perfect family!" Her husband "B" was the great love of her life, having first fallen in love with him in high school. Ellen attended Highland Park High School and University of Texas and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She was a long time member of the Dallas Woman's Club, a member of the Dallas Garden Club of the Dallas Woman's Club and Dallas Country Club. Ellen and Sam also loved spending holidays and time with family at their home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ellen is survived by her loving husband Sam; her children John Michael McCrory (Christi) of Houston, TX, Kelley Johnson (Rod) of Keller, TX; brother Robert Kroney (Susan) of Dallas, TX; grandchildren Ellie and Gracie Johnson; nephew Harper Kroney; stepchildren Melissa Bernard (Brett), Ashley Smith (Stacy), and Blaire Sherer (Scott) and their children Sarah Bernard Waggoner (Luke), Blake Bernard, Luke Bernard, Charlotte Bernard, Sammy Smith, Morgan Smith, Ben Smith, Billy Smith, Henry Sherer, David Sherer and Janet Sherer. A celebration of Ellen's life will be held at the Highland Park United Methodist Church in the Sanctuary on Friday, September 17 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Salesmanship Club of Dallas or the Genesis Woman's Shelter & Support of Dallas.

Published by Dallas Morning News from Sep. 15 to Sep. 19, 2021.
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So sad for the loss of Ellen. I remember meeting her when we were about 10, when my cousin Susan moved to Hanover, two doors down. She was a wonderful girl, so sweet, humble, pretty. I feel sorrow for her family. We know she is in a wonderful place now. xoxoBecky
Becky Iglehart Collins
September 18, 2021
So sorry for the loss of Ellen. She was a great lady. Especially my condolences to John Michael and Kelley whom I knew starting as children. Frank
Frank Comiskey
September 17, 2021
Lary and Jenni Snodgrass
September 16, 2021
Condolences to the family. May you find peace and comfort as you move forward.
Shirley Fuller
September 16, 2021
Sam and all in the family, my thoughts and prayers are for God´s strength, His comfort and His peace at this time. Warmly, Peggy A. Bell
Mrs. ClaytonBell - Peggy
September 16, 2021
We are deeply sorry about the loss of Ellen Burford. Know that we are here for you & your family in these difficult times if you need anything. A donation will be made, in Ellen's memory, to the Genesis Woman's Shelter & Support of Dallas. Sincerely, Your LivCor Family
Blake Bernard's friends at LivCor
September 16, 2021
Sam, we are so sorry for your loss. We hope you will find strength in the rest of your wonderful family. Kindest regards.
Jim / Lynn Peacock
September 15, 2021
Thinking of you all and holding you in our hearts.
The Walkers
September 15, 2021
Even though I did not get to spend much time around Ellen,I always admired her. She was a grand lady. Always gracious.
Russell Johnson
September 15, 2021
So Sorry to learn of loss of Ellen ! Great friend to all ! Just a great person !
Walter & Jane Anne King
September 15, 2021
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