Jean C. 'Queenie' Cronkright


TROUT CREEK, Mich. — Jean C. “Queenie” Cronkright, 87, of Trout Creek, passed away on Feb. 23, 2017, at her home with those who loved her at her side.

She was born in Calderwood on Nov. 11, 1929, the daughter of the late Charles and Vesper (Heebner) Pittsley. Jean attended school in Kenton and Trout Creek. She married Daniel Cronkright in Kenton on Oct. 25, 1947. They resided in Trout Creek, where they raised their children. He preceded her in death. Jean’s joy in life came from spending time with her family and friends who she loved deeply. She enjoyed doing crosswords and being a jokester. Jean was lovingly known as “Queenie”

Jean is survived by her loving children, Shirley (Charles) Lindsey, of Newberry, Deborah Teikari, of Paynesville, Joe Cronkright, of Trout Creek, Cindy Cronkright, of Marquette, and Kevin (Betty) Cronkright, of Iron River; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Daniel; infant daughter, Joann; sisters, Edith, Evelyn, Dixie, Lois and Beatrice; and brothers, Billy, Russell and Harvey Dean.

A funeral service for Jean will be held at noon on Monday, Feb. 27, at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse. The family will greet friends at the funeral chapel on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Immediately following the funeral service, the family invites friends to join them for fellowship and a luncheon at the Trout Creek Legion. Spring interment will take place in the Trout Creek Cemetery.

Jean’s obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at

The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse, has been entrusted with the arrangements.


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