Leona Iona Kroenlein, 103, of Nokomis, passed away on September 18, 2013 at 6:55 p.m. at the Nokomis Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Nokomis, IL. She was born July 9, 1910 in Montgomery County, IL; the daughter of Albert and Mary (Grimes) Howell. She married Ambrose G. Kroenlein on March 2, 1935 in Edwardsville, IL. She was a cook at the former Golden Manor Nursing Home in Nokomis and a homemaker. She was a member of the United Methodist church of Nokomis and the Thrift Club of Nokomis, IL. She loved quilting and was a member of the Quilting Club of Nokomis for many years.

She is survived by her daughters-in-law, JoAnn Kroenlein and Janice Kroenlein both of Nokomis, IL; granddaughter, Kristi Sue Kroenlein and husband Steve Sherer of Peoria, IL; sister, Velma Nicks of Nokomis, IL; several nieces, nephews and cousins, She was preceded by her parents, husband Ambrose, sons, Neil and Lyle Kroenlein; brother–in-law, Malcolm Kroenlein; sisters-in-law, Elvira Fish and Melvina Milar; grandson, Mark Kroenlein; two brothers and four sisters.

Memorials may be made to: United Methodist Church of Nokomis, 220 S. Cedar St., Nokomis, Illinois  62075

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 23, 2013 from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis, IL. The funeral services will be at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2013 at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis with Pastor Steve Williams officiating. Burial will in Nokomis Cemetery, Nokomis, IL.

Arrangements by Sutton Funeral Home, Nokomis, IL

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