June 29, 1944 - September 19, 2021
Wichita, Kansas - Dallas (Murphy) Cronk, 77, died peacefully on Sunday, September 19, 2021. Dallas was elegant and vivacious in all her life's endeavors. She was a life-long volunteer - supporting many causes over the years. She and husband, Tom, were particularly devoted to supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of America through service. Dallas enjoyed travel, golf, bridge, and socializing with friends. She was active in her church and a friend and mentor to many.
Dallas was born June 29, 1944, in Davenport, Iowa to John and Lois Murphy. She was a National Merit Scholar attending the University of Iowa where she earned a master's degree in Journalism. She started her professional career at Frank Magid & Associates as a broadcast media researcher. After a long and successful career, she retired from AR&D as a Vice President of Research & Development.
Dallas was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lois Murphy; sister, Kara Sue; and husband, Robert T. "Tom" Cronk. She is survived by her son, Todd (Wendy) Miller; stepdaughter, Cathleen (Scott) Dorcas; stepson, Christopher (Robin) Cronk; sister, Jill (Jerry) Flickinger; brothers, Jay (Sue) Murphy, Blake (Chris) Murphy; as well as 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 A.M, October 23, 2021, at Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society
, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Services in care of Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Share tributes online at: www.dlwichita.com
Published by Wichita Eagle from Oct. 10 to Oct. 17, 2021.