Source: Unknown newspaper - article found in scrapbook of obituaries collected by Fauniel Hershberger, - typed by: GA
Clarence E. "Snid" Cronkhite, 78, of West Lebanon Route 1, died at Home Hospital in Lafayette Sunday (April 23, 1972). He had been a patient at the Edgewood View Nursing Home in Oxford since last November and was taken to the hospital April 20. He had been in failing health since 1966. Born near Marshfield, Dec. 26, 1893, he was the son of Albert and Nellie Goodrick Cronkhite. He married Edna J. Hickman June 10, 1916, she died in April of 1933. A life resident of Warren County, he had resided near West Lebanon for several years. He had been a farmer and farm hand all his life. He was a member of Williams Chapel of Johnsonville. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Helen) Salts of Williamsport Route 3 and Mrs. Robert (Vivian Pearl) Dowers of Danville, Ill.; a son, Albert B. of Williamsport Route 1; two brothers, Ed of Alvin, Ill. and Glenn of West Lebanon; four sisters, Mrs. Harry (Audrey) Southers, Mrs. Lowell (Alberta) Groff and Mrs. Dean (Geneva) Hobaugh, all of West Lebanon, and Mrs. Owen (Ethel) Roderick of Danville; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, a son, two sisters and a brother. Services were Wednesday at the Fisher Funeral Home in West Lebanon with the Rev. Grover Williams officiating. Burial was in the West Lebanon Cemetery.