Information courtesy of Roger Hopkins  26 May 2003


Piqua Daily Call

Piqua, Ohio

Thursday, May 8, 1952


Florence C. Kunkle


     Mrs. Florence Cron Kunkle, 69, widow of Dr. Robert L. Kunkle, died unexpectedly at 2:45 a.m. today at her residence, 320 West High street, where she had been bedfast 15 years and in failing health three years before that.  She suffered with a heart condition and arthritis.

     Born in Piqua may 30, 1882, she was the daughter of Lucius C. and Marcella Brown Cron.  She attended the Piqua schools and was a member of the Presbyterian church, Daughters of the American Revolution and Nondescript club.  A women of keen intellect, although an invalid for so many years, she kept in touch with her wide circle of friends and was conversant with world events.

     She is survied by a son by a former marriage, M/Sgt. Francis L. Cron stationed with the Army at Westover Air Force Base in Massachusetts; a granddaughter, Mrs. Thomas G. White (Ellen Cron) of Piqua; a great-grandson, Thomas Whitney White of Piqua, and two half-brothers, Charles S. Cron of Columbus, and J. C. Cron of Piqua.  Her devoted daugher-in-law, Mrs. Francis L. Cron, had taken complete care of her for many years.  Dr. Robert Kunkle died in 1939.

     Dr. John C. Inglis will conduct services Saturday at 2 p.m. at the J. C. Cron and Sons chapel with burial in Forest Hill cemetery.

     Friends may call at the funeral home Friday afternoon and evening and Saturday.