Kenneth E. “Kenny” Cronkhite, age 81 of Williamsport, IN died at 8:50 p.m. on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital.
Kenny was born near Marshfield, IN on December 20, 1932. He was the son of Earl and Grace (McIntosh) Cronkhite. He graduated from West Lebanon High School in 1950 and later attended Purdue University. He married Kathryn L. “Kay” Clark on June 17, 1951 in Williamsport, IN. She survives.
Kenny was a lifelong resident of Warren County working for Production Credit Association for 30 years. He also farmed with his son, David. He was a longtime member of Marshfield Presbyterian Church and later a member of West Lebanon Trinity Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the F & AM West Lebanon receiving his 50 year pin. He loved to go boating, spending time at Lake Freeman playing cards and being with his friends. He also enjoyed bowling and playing golf.
Surviving with his wife, Kay, are 1 daughter, Kathy Lynn Murray (husband: Tom) of Lafayette, IN; 1 son, David Earl Cronkhite (wife: Debby) of Williamsport, IN; 4 grandchildren, Jackie Green (Preston), Kristina Fallon (Ryan), Bradley Murray (Jennifer) and Mike Cronkhite (Leanne);and 6 great-grandsons, Henry Murray, Brooks Murray, Clark Murray, Isaac Murray, Harrison Green, and Ethan “EJ” Cronkhite. Kenny was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Cronkhite, and a sister, Mary Rose Davis.
Visitation will be at Grady Funeral Home in Williamsport, IN on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Services will be there in the chapel on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Roger Andrew McDaniel officiating. Interment will be at West Lebanon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made at West Lebanon Trinity Presbyterian Church.