Kraft Funeral Service

708 East Spring Street, New Albany, IN


Margaret Ann (Schlensker) Crone Carnes

December 10, 1934August 29, 2020

Margaret Ann (Schlensker) Crone Carnes, 85, of New Albany, passed away August 29, 2020, at home surrounded by her family. She was born December 10, 1934, in Owensboro, Kentucky to John F. and Lillian (Crosley) Schlensker. Margaret was an active member of St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church in New Albany and St. Mary’s Altar Society. She worked nearly 40 years for Kraft Funeral Service as a funeral assistant. She was also one of the founding organizers of the L.I.F.T. widows and widowers support group and was a member of Silver Hill’s Alpha Club. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Herbert Crone; second husband, Fred Carnes; son, John Crone; and brothers, John and Jim Schlensker.

Survivors include her children, Cathy Fields (Steve), Steve Crone (Betty), Teresa Fountain (Mick), Sue Glordan, and Chris Crone (Shane); grandchildren, Sam, Joe, Tom, Andy, Mary Anne, Joanna, Stuart, Brett, Katie, Mitch, Jack, Maci, and Corbin; great grandchildren, August, Junie, Jude, Reagan, Hadley, and Kellan; brother, Leo Schlensker (LaVerne); sisters-in-law, Diane Schlensker and Wini Crone; numerous nieces and nephews; and a multitude of dear friends.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church. The family will receive friends after 9:30 am Wednesday at the 8th Street ramp entrance. Burial will follow the Mass in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, New Albany.

The Mass will be streamed live on St. Mary of the Annunciation’s facebook page.

Expressions of sympathy in Margaret’s memory may be made to St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church, 415 E. 8th Street, New Albany IN 47150.

You may send memories and condolences to the family at www.kraftfuneralservice.net.


  • Cathy and Steve Fields, Daughter and Son-in-Law
  • Steve and Betty Crone, Son and Daughter-in-Law
  • Teresa and Mick Fountain, Daughter and Son-in-Law
  • Sue Glordan, Daughter
  • Chris and Shane Crone, Son and Daughter-in-Law
  • John Crone, Son (deceased)
  • Sam, Joe, Tom, Andy, Mary Anne, Joanna, Stuart, Brett, Katie, Mitch, Jack, Maci and Corbin, Grandchildren
  • August, Junie, Jude, Reagan, Hadley and Kellan, Great Grandchildren
  • Leo and LaVerne Schlensker, Brother and Sister-in-Law
  • Diane Schlensker, Sister-in-Law
  • Wini Crone, Sister-in-Law
  • John F and Lillian Schlensker, Parents (deceased)
  • Herbert Crone, First Husband (deceased)
  • Fred Carnes, Second Husband (deceased)
  • John and Jim Schlensker, Brothers (deceased)
  • Numerous nieces and nephews and a multitude of dear friends.

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  • St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church


  • Reception of Friends

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020


Margaret Ann (Schlensker) Crone Carnes

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Linda Gronek

September 10, 2020

Cathy and Family,

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Wishing you peace, strength and courage in the days ahead.

In deepest sympathy,
Linda (Wright) Gronek

Fr. William Ernst

September 4, 2020

Please accept my condolences. Margaret was an active part of St. Mary's Parish during the the time I was pastor. Her assistance was greatly appreciated. I am sorry that I was unable to be at the funeral.

Kathleen Hall

September 3, 2020

Dear Cathy, Steve, Teresa, Sue, and Chris (and spouses)

Your mother truly will be missed by so many people. She was so beautiful inside and out. Her presence expressed so much love and grace. Every time she greeted us (the Eve girls) at Kraft Funeral Home she brought so many of our childhood memories of Holy Trinity to mind. When visiting a lost loved one she had a way to put everyone to ease that they were in the best hands. Most recently we had the opportunity to visit with her at St. Mary's Church after Masses that were being held in memory of our father who passed in January, 2019. She helped our stepmother deal with her grief. We all depended upon our visit with Margaret after Mass. She would notice if one of the six girls was missing that particular day. Church will not be the same without her beautiful smile. I speak from my own heart and my sisters, we will miss her!

With Deepest Sympathy,
Kathy "Eve" Hall

Edie Burke

September 1, 2020

It’s hard to think of life without Margaret in it. What a joy she was! She always had a smile on her face and a kind of reassuring quality to her voice when she spoke. I always felt better after talking to her.

Margaret was a woman of great faith who loved her family and friends and knew how to have a good time. I will truly miss her. She was a gem.

Elise Tighe

September 1, 2020

Margaret was my best friend.

Rhonda McKennon

September 1, 2020

I worked with Margaret10 years. I helped her with the LIFT program. She was the sweetest lady. I enjoyed talking and working with her. You will be missed

Tricia O’Connor

August 31, 2020

Cathy, Steve, Teresa, Sue, Chris and all of your family,
Loved your mom. Feel blessed that I got to be around her generous spirit and love of laughter. With all the wild times we had playing at your house, she was always calm and welcoming. I remember playing endless screaming games of Ghosts in the Graveyard around your house and the epic Halloween party in the barn. Sending our love. Tricia O’Connor and Steve Hall

Betty Walter

August 31, 2020

Heaven is a little sweeter today,I met Margret thru LIFT, she was a beautiful lady inside and out, lots of fun, I will miss seeing her lovely smile. R I P my friend,

Brian Lohr

August 31, 2020

Margaret was my mother's best friend when they were growing up. I just remember them in the kitchen giggling. The two of them took us on vacation to an old schoolhouse one summer with all the kids. Wow! Great memories. So happy to have had the chance to take her to supper last fall. She will be missed but I'm sure there is giggling in Heaven right now!

Katie Conley

August 30, 2020

Margaret was such a kind, generous and thoughtful lady. I will miss her beautiful smile.

Rest In Peace,
Katie Conley


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