Troy – Mary Cron, 90, formerly of Troy, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Mason City Area Nursing Home in Mason City, Ill. A memorial service will be held for family and friends at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at the First Presbyterian Church, Troy. There will be a private visitation for family at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy, and burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Piqua on Saturday, Dec. 20. Mary was born Feb. 2, 1913, in Piqua, the daughter of the late George and Margaret Weishardt Washing. She married Robert D. Cron in 1938 in Piqua. He died in 1996. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Jerry Wessels of Lincoln, Ill.; one grandson, Scott Wessels of Arlington, Va.; one granddaughter, Heidi Wessels of Des Moines, Iowa; several nieces; and several nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and three brothers. Mary was active in her church and was a volunteer in her community for several years. Her volunteering included the American Red Cross, Girl Scouts of America and other organizations. She loved to play golf. During the past several years she has lived in Illinois to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law. She will be missed very much. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: First Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Walnut St., Troy, OH 45373; The Troy Foundation, 910 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373; the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital “Wayne Schall Hospice Center,” 315 Eighth St., Lincoln, ILL 62656 or a charity of your choice.
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