Piqua Leader Dispatch

Monday, April 12, 1915  

Miss Mary Cron Called By Death  

Passing of Beloved Woman Last Evening And Scores of Friends Mourn  

Miss Mary Jane Cron, aged 58 years, died at the home of her brother, George F. Cron, on Cleveland street in Shawnee yesterday evening at 7:30 o’clock follwing a stroke of apoplexy which occurred Thursday while she was visiting at the home of Dr. A. S. Ashton on North Main Street. She was removed to the home of her brother where her condition since the stroke had been such as to give rise to grave fears of her death, to her relatives and friends. During the past six years, Miss Cron had lived almost continauously with Dr. Ashton and his wife, where she had greatly endeared herself.  For a number of years shd had lived with Leopold Kiefer and family where she was a great favorite. She was noted for her thrift and her friends are numbered among the best known families in Piqua.  She was a dear friend and was a faithful woman whose delight it was to do for others.  At times covering a period of a number of years she had made her home with Mr. and Mrs. W. b. Mitchell on east North street.  for 25 years she had lived with families where her presence was at all times welcome. She had maintained a little home on Cleveland street for many years but she seldom was there, making her home for the greater part of the past 25 years with friends. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs Watson Cron, and resided on a farm about 2 miles east of the city where she was born. She is survived by two brothers, George F. Cron, ex-city auditor and Andrew Cron, who resides east of the city.  Although not a member, she was a faithful attendant of Greene street M. E. church and she had taken an especial interest in the union church services recently closed there. The funeral services will be conducted at her late residence tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock.  Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery. (Her parents were actually Mr. and Mrs. Washington Cron.  The newspaper made a misprint on that.)

Provided by Roger A. Hopkins

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