Ruth Cronin, 85, passed away Friday, March 19, 2010 in Edinburg. She was born August 10, 1924 in Des Moines to Gus and Myrtle Schartner.

She was a graduate of East High School and a member of the Clear Lake Iowa Senior Citizens Club. She attended First Assembly of God Church in Edinburg, Texas and previously attended Westchester Evangelical Free Church and First Assembly of God Church, both in Des Moines.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of over 63 years, Lawrence Cronin Jr., Clear Lake, IA; daughters, Connie Rowley (Jim), Des Moines, IA; Diana Boyd (Ken), Kansas City, MO; Debbie Stoll, Vancouver, WA; her sons, Lawrence William (Bill) Cronin (Sue), Ames, IA; Phillip Cronin (Vickie), Johnston, IA; Robert Cronin (Diane), Urbandale, IA; and Jeff Cronin (Sheila), Urbandale, IA; nineteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 10:00, Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Hamiltonís near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Ave, Des Moines, with burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. A visitation with the family present will be 5-8p.m., Friday, March 26, 2010 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Assembly Church, 2401 N. McColl Road, McAllen, Texas.

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