Kenneth Melton CroneAugust 5, 2017
Kenneth Melton Crone, 91 years, of Corydon, died on Saturday, August 5, 2017. He was born August 1, 1926, in Crandall, Indiana, to the late Walter and Clara May Melton Crone and was a lifelong resident of Corydon. He was a World War II veteran, a Bronze Star recipient who served in Germany in the 423rd infantry under the command of General Omar Bradley. He was a member of the Corydon Christian Church Disciples of Christ, a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post 2950 in Corydon and was retired from Hurst Lumber Company in Corydon.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Mary AnnaBelle Crone and ImaDee Crone; his son, Kenneth Edward Crone; his stepson, Rick Johnson; his brothers, Guy, Ray and Wayne Crone; and his sisters, Janice Crone, Mary Henriott and Leona Lang.
He leaves to cherish his memory his companion, Lois Mullins; his daughters, Rita Robinson (Jerry) of Georgetown, Indiana, Donna Jacobs (Bob) of Corydon, Linda Crosier (George) of New Albany, Margie Dietrich of Memphis, Indiana and Connie Jones (Calvin) of Shepherdsville, Kentucky; his brothers, Benny Crone (Linda) of Palmyra and Robert Crone (Bonnie) of New Middletown; his sisters, Janie Crawford (Charlie) of New Salisbury, Jo Ann Harrison (Bob) of Georgetown and Vera Crone of New Albany; 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Kenneth was a very hard working, active man who never met a stranger. He loved traveling, dancing, music, gardening, playing cards and family. His memory will live on with all of those whose lives he touched.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon. Charlie Crawford will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Corydon.
Visitation will be from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday and after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to Kindred Hospice.
Pallbearers will be Harold Carver, Zachary Dietrich, Rob Jacobs, Joe Shields, Jason Shields and Coy Stepro.