Edith LeCrone

Edith LeCrone, 101, of Altamont, died at 12:25 p.m., Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 23, at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Rev. Willie Deuel officiating. Burial will follow at Salem Methodist Church Cemetery, rural Altamont. Visitation will be from noon until service time. Memorials may be made to Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.

Edith R. LeCrone was born on Thursday, Oct. 7, 1915 in Jackson Township, Effingham County, to Roy and Gertie (Parks) Grupe. She married Walter E. LeCrone on Jan. 27, 1934 at the Jasper County Courthouse and he preceded her in death in 1961. She had attended the Salem Methodist Church and was a member of the Effingham American Legion Auxiliary. She had been a homemaker and nurse’s aide for 20 years at several area nursing homes including Marks Manor.

She is survived by: daughter, Juanita Cornwell of Altamont; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were: her parents; husband; son, Don LeCrone; brother, Howard Grupe; and sister, Leona Ealy.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.