Information courtesy of Roger Hopkins  2 June 2003


Piqua Daily Call

Piqua, Ohio

Monday, January 19, 1931




Lyle C. Cron Passes Away Whle Taking Afternoon Nap.


     Although he had been in failing health since a paralytic stroke suffered seven years ago, the death of Lyle C. Cron, 41 years of age and member of the Cron Printing company, came as a shock to his friends and family.  Mr. Cron had not been apparently worse on Saturday morning and had worked as usual at his trade.  In the afternoon he laid down for a nap at his home, 302 Cleveland street, and when an attempt wsa made to arouse him at 5 o’clock, he was found to have passed away in his sleep, death having come probably about an hour before from heart trouble.

     Mr. Cron, who was well known in this city where he had resided most of his life, was born in Ottawa, Kansas, on July 9, 1889, but at the age of 10 months was brought to Piqua to live.  He received his education in the Piqua public schools and on June 30, 1914, was united in marriage to Miss Cleon Sleppy, who preceded him in death on September 16, 1923.

     Immediately after his marriage he became connected with the D. and T. Traction company in Dayton and later with the Dayton Wright Airplane company.  After the death of his wife he returned to Piqua and became associated with his brothers in the printing business.  For many years he was a valued member of the choir of St. James’ Episcopal Church and also enjoyed choral work in a Dayton church.  He was a member of the Greene Street M. E. church of Piqua and of the Masonic lodge in Dayton.

     He leaves his mother, Mrs. George Cron; a daughter, Miss Mary Louise Cron; a son, L. Gene Cron; a sister, Mrs. Cora Hennessey, all of Piqua; five brothers, Arthur of Superior, Montana, Gale of Dayton, Edgar of Sidney, Raymond and Howard of Piqua, with whom he wsa associated in business.

     Funeral services will be conducted from the Greene Street M. E. church on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial at Forest Hill cemetery.