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Marcia A. Cronkhite

Marcia passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 at her home in Alamo Township.

She was born February 7, 1925 in Bloomingdale, the daughter of Lee and Anna (Fritz) Confer. Marcia was a Plainwell High School graduate and lifelong resident of the area. She had worked as a nurse’s aide at Alamo Nursing Home. Marcia enjoyed crocheting and loved to bake. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed trying new recipes.

On December 12, 1945 in Plainwell she married Lloyd Cronkhite who passed away in 2008.

Surviving are her son Bernard (Gail) Cronkhite, granddaughter, Michelle Colyer, great-grandson, Matthew Colyer and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings, Wesley, Opal, Fritz, Bob and Don.

Friends may visit with Marcia’s family from 6-8 P.M., Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, October 22, 2019 with Rev. Robert Confer Jr. officiating.

Burial will follow at West Cooper Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Marcia may be made to Ascension Hospice or Alamo Nursing Home Activities Fund.

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Tammy Leonard

October 18, 2019 at 4:55 pm

Bernie and Family ~ I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a truly GOOD person! Forgive me for not staying in contact.. hugs and God Bless…

Tammy Leonard and Family


Sherry & Don Hurlbut

October 18, 2019 at 10:51 pm

Bernard & Gail: So sorry to hear that Marcia passed away. She was like a second mother when we were younger. When she’d see me she would always say “here’s my Sherry”. Marcia was a great neighbor and she and my Mom would say they were like sisters. She will be missed, but she’s now at peace.

Hugs, Sherry


Jackie Helmer

October 19, 2019 at 6:48 pm

Bill, Dave and Sam, So sorry to hear of Reba’s passing. My prayers are with you and your families. Reba and I, along with all the other Mothers, had many good times at the ball games in Alamo.


Jan (Meacham) Gerhart

October 19, 2019 at 7:40 pm

Cronkhite Family, so sorry to hear of Marcia’s passing. I have many memories of growing up having her as a wonderful neighbor. Hopefully your own good memories will make her loss easier for you all.


Jim Preston

October 19, 2019 at 8:23 pm

I remember her as a young kid when she worked at Alamo. Always nice to me. Sorry for your loss.


Ron and Deb Musselman

October 19, 2019 at 8:54 pm

Bernie and Gail so sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


John Veldt

October 19, 2019 at 9:44 pm

Bernie and Gail, so sorry for your loss. !


Patti White

October 19, 2019 at 9:55 pm

Bernie,Gail,Michelle and Matt, we are so sorry to hear of Marcia’s passing. She was a blessing to everyone that knew her.Sorry I can’t make it up, but will be thinking of all of you. Love to all Pat and family.


Jami Sandt

October 19, 2019 at 11:11 pm

Gail and Michelle, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m thinking of you and you are in my thoughts and prayers.


Pat Turks

October 20, 2019 at 6:49 am

So sorry you lost your grandma and. Mother you are so lucky to have her so long . God bkess the family


Kim Sheldon

October 20, 2019 at 11:52 am

Bernard, Gail and family,

So sorry to see that Marcia passed. I have so many memories of growing up with a neighborhood of wonderful people and she was one of them. My thoughts and prayers and with you.

Kim (Fenner) Sheldon

Fairhope, AL


Donna Osborn Ingraham

October 23, 2019 at 7:30 am

Bernie, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have so any wonderful memories of staying at your house. Your mom was so kind and loving. She will always be with us in our hearts and memories, and there are so many good ones to warm us. My heart and prayers go out to you, Gail and your family.

Donna (Osborn) Ingraham

Versailles, Ky


Lesley Warner

October 23, 2019 at 8:51 pm

Bernard and family . We are so sorry to hear about your mom passing. We have alotof wonderful memories of your mom when we would get together on Tuesdays for lunch ,lots of gossiping, and working on all kinds of crafts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

Betty Walker, Linda, Lesley and Pam Warner


Danny and Rozann Osborn

November 4, 2019 at 11:32 am

Dear Bernie and Gail, Memories shared come to mind as we read the announcement of your Mom’s passing. Wishing we had kept in better contact thru the years. Both our family anchors are now gone on to better pastures or boats for fishing, Our thoughts and Prayers are with you during this time of sorrow…

Danny Osborn


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