The community east of Cheyenne and Cheyenne was saddened Wednesday to learn that Mrs. W.A. Cronin had passed away Tuesday night, August 19, 1930 at Elk City after having undergone an operation a few days before. Mrs. Cronin had been in poor health for several years and during the past year had grown worse and for the past few weeks it has been known that her condition was critical.
Mrs. Cronin was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Stephens who now reside in Strong City. She came to this community when but a girl and had lived here ever since, except a short time when she lived in Gotebo. Before her marriage Mrs. Cronin taught in the Cheyenne School. Mrs. Cronin was a member of the Methodist Church and had since she was eight years of age. She was one who lived an exemplary life, a life that bespoke the Christian spirit which she possessed.
Mrs. Cronin resided for many years on their farm southeast of Cheyenne, but a few years ago they moved to Cheyenne, later they moved to Gotebo, returning to their farm about a year ago where they have resided since. Mrs. Cronin left, besides her husband, three children. Leonard, a local Methodist preacher; Ethel Frances, a girl about eighteen and Doris Ellen, age about seven years. She also leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Stephens and two brothers, Bert and Ernest Stephens, both of Strong City, Oklahoma. There was also a host of other relatives to mourn her loss. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Oursler of Leedey, Oklahoma preaching the funeral sermon. Rev. Oursler had been the pastor when Mr. Cronin and the two older children united with the church and had been a close friend of the family since. The body was laid to rest in the Cheyenne cemetery in the presence of a great concourse of friends and relatives who gathered to pay last tribute to a friend and loved one.
Cheyenne Star, August 21, 1930