Information courtesy of Roger Hopkins26 May 2003


Piqua Daily Call

Piqua, Ohio

Monday, May 9, 1983


Francis L. Cron


†††† Francis L. (Babe) Cron, 77, of 116 W. High st., died at 1 p.m. in Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton.

†††† He was born Sept. 9, 1905 in Pittsburgh, Pa., to the late L. C. and Florence Cron Krunkle Cron.(Personal comment -- Francis was born to Florence and her first husband, Clifford Scott Hixon.For some reason, the marriage did not last and her sonís last name was always Cron.)

†††† His wife, the former Martha Henke, died in 1957.

†††† Mr. Cron was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and had served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, retiring from the U.S.A.F.

†††† Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ellen C. White, Troy; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

†††† Arrangements are pending at the Fisher-Cheney-Cron Funearl Home, Troy.


Piqua Daily Call

Piqua, Ohio

Tuesday, May 10, 1983


Francis Cron


†††† Dr. John Salmon will officiate at 11 a.m. Thursday at graveside services for Francis L. (Babe) Cron, 77, of 116 W. High St.Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery.

†††† Mr. Cron died at 1 p.m. Saturday in Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton.Obituary details were published Monday on page 2 of the Daily Call.

†††† There will be no public visitation.Arrangements are being made by the Fisher-Cheney-Cron Funeral Home, 1124 W. Main St., Troy.