Jacqueline Ruth Krone
June 16, 1926 – November 16, 2016
Jacqueline Ruth Krone, 90, of New Berlin, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday November 16, 2016 at St. John’s Hospital. She was born on June 16, 1926 in Revere, Massachusetts to Thomas and Ruth Happney Whynot. Jacqueline married Emil F. “Butch” Krone, Jr. on December 1, 1962 in Springfield and he preceded her in death on June 23, 2013. Mrs. Krone is survived by her son Emil Frank (Jane) Krone III of New Berlin, her grandson Derek Day also of New Berlin, two sister-in-laws Mary Krone and Eunie Krone, several nieces and nephews and her beloved dogs: Scooter, Lucy, and Brutis. She was preceded in death by her sister Gladys “Gaye” Zuehlke. Jacqueline graduated from Springfield College in Illinois and The University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Mathematics in 1948. While studying at the U of I she had a professor who “did not pass women” but used that as a challenge to prove him wrong. Upon graduating from Illinois Mrs. Krone worked at Franklin Life Insurance Company retiring after thirty years of service as the Senior Regulatory Analyst with the Legal Department. While at Franklin Life she was the youngest recipient of the LOMA Fellowship Award. Jacquie married a farmer and was actively involved with farming and also volunteered with The Home Extension of Sangamon County. She enjoyed traveling, owning and operating Yesterday’s Treasures at Lisa’s Antique Mall II in Auburn and she was a master seamstress. She was a member of the Land of Lincoln Depression Glass Club, the 35MM Camera Club and Historic Grace Lutheran Church. A funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Monday November 21, 2016 at Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 Koke Mill Road, with Rev. Thomas B. Christell of Historic Grace Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 2:00-4:00pm Sunday at Bisch West. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com.
- Visitation Sunday, November 20, 2016
- Funeral Service Monday, November 21, 2016
Jacqueline Ruth Krone
November 21, 2016
Frank, So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. My sympathy.
November 20, 2016
Frank,we are so sorry to hear of your mothers passing.Even though you know she's at peace,no pain and reunited with Butch,it doesn't lessen the grieve you will have for your mom.I can testify that in her last few years that I was able to visit with her was the unconditional LOVE she had for her son.She would sit and relive memory after memory of things you had done as a youngster and a man.After awhile she would sit not saying a word but when I looked over at her she had tears running down her checks,I quickly went over and hugged her and gave her a tissue,she looked up to me and said I never thought god was going to bless us with a child-although to our surprise he gave us a son,a son to carry on our name after we're gone,a son that would tend to our every need,a son that would sit at the dinner table and have great debates with Butch & I. As you go forward in life without your mothers presence always Cherish and Pat yourself on the back for being that son that she had longed for and for never forget how much LOVE her heart held for you...
And Perry Mason
God Bless You,Jane & Derek,as you lay to rest
Your Mother,Mother in Law & Grandmother
November 19, 2016
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing, Frank. I worked with Jacquie at The Franklin and was in the Lincoln Land Depression Era Glass Club with her for many, many years. Even took some antiquing trips together with her and your dad. I have many fond memories of both your parents and I'm sure your mom will be missed by everyone who knew her. My thought and prayers are with you and your family.
November 18, 2016
Our deepest sympathies. So sorry to learn of Aunt Jackie's passing. I still have fond memories of my first trip to the farm when I was 9 and the great food Aunt Jackie would always make. She and Uncle Butch were a special couple. They are now together again. May their memory be eternal. Cousin Mike