GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                                     Thursday  June 27, 1996

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Leona B. Cronk

  HARLEM - Leona B. (Dolven) Cronk, 85, a retired teacher and longtime ranch

homemaker, died of cancer Thursday at her home.

  Her funeral is 3 p.m. Sunday at the Presbyterian Church, with burial in

Harlem Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the church.

  She was born Sept. 28, 1910, in Morris, Minn. In 1914 her family moved to a

homestead north of Harlem, where she graduated from high school. After

attending Normal College at Dillon, she taught school for three years.

  In 1932 she married John Cronk in Harlem, and they lived on the family ranch near Savoy for 53 years. They retired to Harlem in 1985.

  She was a member and president of Busy 20 Homemakers Clup and a member of

Busy Workers, Nydia Nile Club and the Order of Eastern Star. She served as

Mother Advisor of Rainbow and was president of Willing Workers of Presbyrtarian Church and North Central Cowbelles.

  Survivors include her husband of Harlem, two sons, John C. CronkIII and

Richard Cronk of Harlem, a daughter, Kay Smith of Roosevelt, Utah; a brother,

Owen Dolven of Billings, three sisters, Eleanor Ladner of Polson, Harriet Elich of Edmonds, Wash., and Carla VanVoast of Turner; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                                      Friday,  June 28, 1996

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Leona B. Cronk

  HARLEM - Leona B. (Dolven) Cronk, 85, a retired teacher and longtime ranch

homemaker, died of cancer Thursday at her home.

  Her funeral is 3 p.m. Sunday at the Presbyterian Church, with burial in

Harlem Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the church.

  She was born Sept. 28, 1910, in Morris, Minn. In 1914 her family moved to a

homestead north of Harlem, where she graduated from high school. After

attending Normal College at Dillon, she taught school for three years.

  In 1932 she married John Cronk in Harlem, and they lived on the family ranch near Savoy for 53 years. They retired to Harlem in 1985.

  She was a member and president of Busy 20 Homemakers Clup and a member of

Busy Workers, Nydia Nile Club and the Order of Eastern Star. She served as

Mother Advisor of Rainbow and was president of Willing Workers of Presbyrtarian Church and North Central Cowbelles.

  Survivors include her husband of Harlem, two sons, John C. CronkIII and

Richard Cronk of Harlem, a daughter, Kay Smith of Roosevelt, Utah; a brother,

Owen Dolven of Billings, three sisters, Eleanor Ladner of Polson, Harriet Elich of Edmonds, Wash., and Carla VanVoast of Turner; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                                              Friday  June 28, 1996

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LEONA B. CRONK

  HARLEM - Leona B. Cronk, 85, longtime Blaine County resident died at her

residence in Harlem June 27, 1996, due to cancer.

  Funeral services are 3 p.m. Sunday, June 30, in the Presbyterian Church of

Harlem with burial following at the Harlem Cemetery.

  Mermorials may be sent to the Presbyterian Church.

  Cronk was born on Sept. 28, 1910, in Morris, Minn., to Carl and Alma (Olson) Dolven. She came to Montana with her parents in 1914 and settled 10 miles north of Harlem on a homestead. She graduated from Harlem High School and attended Normal College in Dillon.

  After teaching for three years she married John Cronk on June 29, 1932, in

Harlem. They lived on the family ranch in Savoy for 53 years before moving to

Harlem in July of 1985.

  She was president of Busy 20 Homemaker's Club, Busy Workers, Nydia Nile Club, Worth Matron of O.E.S. Chapter No. 78, Mother Advisor of Rainbow, president of Willing Workers of Presbyterian Church, North Central Cowbelles and served on other committees of Montana Cowbelles.

  She is survived ber her husband, John Cronk of Harlem; two sons, John C.

Cronk III and Richard C. Cronk both of Harlem; one daughter, Kay Smith of

Roosevelt, Utah; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother,

Owen Dolven of Billings; three sisters, Eleanor Ladner of Polson, Harriet Elich of Edmonds, Wash., and Carla VanVoast of Turner.

  Arrangements by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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The Sentinel                                                                                  Wednesday  July 10, 1996

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LEONA B. CRONK

  HARLEM - Leona B. Cronk, 85, longtime Blaine County resident died at her

residence in Harlem June 27, 1996, due to cancer.

  Cronk was born on Sept. 28, 1910, in Morris, Minn., to Carl and Alma (Olson) Dolven. She came to Mantana with her parents in 1914 and settled 10 miles north of Harlem on a homestead. She graduated from Harlem High School and attended Normal College in Dillon.

  After teaching for three years she married John Cronk on June 29, 1932, in

Harlem. They lived on the family ranch in Savoy for 53 years before moving to

Harlem in July of 1985.

  She was president of Busy 20 Homemaker's Club, Busy Workers, Nydia Nile Club, Worth Matron of O.E.S. Chapter No. 78, Mother Advisor of Rainbow, president of Willing Workers of Presbyterian Church, North Central Cowbelles and served on other committees of Montana Cowbelles.

  She is survived ber her husband, John Cronk of Harlem; two sons, John C.

Cronk III and Richard C. Cronk both of Harlem; one daughter, Kay Smith of

Roosevelt, Utah; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother,

Owen Dolven of Billings; three sisters, Eleanor Ladner of Polson, Harriet Elich of Edmonds, Wash., and Carla VanVoast of Turner.

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