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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Ruth Elvira Crone was born the daughter of Otto Johnson and Olene Moen Johnson on May 18, 1923 at Rushford, Minnesota and departed this life June 15, 2011 at her home in Koshkonong, Missouri at the age of 88 years.

She was united in marriage to Lester Huebner, who preceded her in death. She was united in marriage on August 27, 1962 at Canton, South Dakota to Harold Crone, who also preceded her in death.

She is survived by four children, Jerry Huebner and Sherry Johnson of Brandsville, Missouri, Lorie Forester and husband, Roy of Koshkonong, Missouri, Colleen Bussell and husband, Terry of West Plains, Missouri and Yancey Crone and wife, Brenda of Charleston, Arkansas; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-six great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; one sister, Gracie Peterson of Nampa, Idaho; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; two sons, Roger Huebner and Larry Huebner; one infant grandson, Troy David Crone; four brothers, Aldous Johnson, George Johnson, Arvid Johnson and Irving Johnson and two sisters, Geneva McElmury and Helen Huebner.

Ruth was a dedicated homemaker and enjoyed the beauty of flowers, especially roses.

Mrs. Crone was of the Baptist faith, a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will truly be missed by her family, her friends and the community in which she lived.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer with Brother Darrell Mitchell officiating. The family will receive friends Friday, June 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Wayside Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.