Norma A. Cronin, 87, Gerald

Norma Alice Cronin, 87, Gerald, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville.

She was born in Birdseye on Dec. 1, 1926, to Lonnie R. and Susie (Sanders) King. She married Cyril F. “Red” Cronin; he died Sept. 11, 1970.

Surviving are three daughters, Marilyn Kellams and husband Donald and Terry Kellems and husband Ronald of Tell City and Greta Carroll of Derby; a son, Larry Neal “Bub” Cronin of Derby; a daughter-in-law, Edi Cronin; four brothers, Carroll Ray and wife Nellie and Kenneth King and wife Shirley of Derby and Farroll King and wife Joy and Garroll King and wife Betty of Birdseye; a sister, Reba Volgemann of Tell City; six grandchildren; one step-grandson; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Barry Alan Cronin;a daughter-in-law, Darlene Rae (Copeland) Cronin; four sisters, Nellie Chanley, Agnes Chumbley, Louise Rush and Minnie Laswell; a brother, Lester King; and a grandson.

Mrs. Cronin was a 1944 graduate of Birdseye High School and attended Lockyear Business College in Evansville. She worked at the Evansville State Hospital and later for Ken-Rad. She and her husband operated a general store and post office in Gerald.

She enjoyed watching “Dr. Phil,” gardening and mowing grass when younger and crocheting. She looked forward to the King family reunion each fall.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m CDT Tuesday at Huber Funeral Home, Cannelton Chapel. Burial will be in Lilly Dale Cemetery. Steve Bennett will officiate.

Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. CDT today and after 9 a.m. CDT Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lilly Dale Cemetery or the Derby Community Association.

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