Coral A. Cronkleton, 90, formerly of West Mansfield, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Logan Acres Nursing Home in Bellefontaine.
Coral was born February 1, 1929 in Pioneer, Ohio, to the late Rev. Lorenzo and Bessie (Tedrow) Fauver. She was married to Lawrence C. Cronkleton on December 22, 1945 at the West Mansfield United Methodist Church by her father. Lawrence passed away November 1, 1984. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Larry; a grandson, Ted Curtis Cronkleton; a great-great grandson, Matthew Lee "Matty” Cox, Jr; her brothers Bob, John and Tim Fauver; sisters Isabelle Slagle-Proctor and Florence Porter; and a step-brother, Url Goller.
Coral is survived by her sons, Joe (Linda) Cronkleton of Zanesfield, Jon (Susan) Cronkleton of Zanesfield and Ted (Deborah) Cronkleton of West Mansfield; grandchildren, Jon (Robin) Cronkleton, J.R. (Becky) Cronkleton, Doug Cronkleton, Kim (Darrin) Rees, Krista Cronkleton, Joey (Jill) Cronkleton, Steve (Jeanie Boswell) Cronkleton, Beth (Robb) Hensel and Chris (Roxie) Cronkleton; 22 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, she was a wonderful homemaker for her family. In her younger years, she and her husband owned and operated a grain elevator in Raymond, Ohio. She also worked at Benjamin Logan Schools as a cook for a short time and as a van driver for special needs children, and later worked as a fraternity mother at Hillsdale College in Michigan. In her free time, she enjoyed reading, crocheting and working crossword puzzles. Coral was a longtime member of the West Mansfield United Methodist Church where she was active in the Ladies Circle and was a charter member of the Starlight of Kings Daughters.
Friends may call from 3-5 P.M. Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Wilson Funeral Home, Schnurrenberger Chapel 222 W. Center St. West Mansfield where funeral services will follow at 5 P.M. Burial will be held at a later date in the North Greenfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial contributions be made to Logan Acres Nursing Home or Universal Home and Health Hospice Care. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com.