Mary Louise Cronkleton to celebrate 90th birthday with open house


Mary Louise Cronkleton will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house on Sunday, June 9. Family and friends may call from 2-4 p.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Long Grove. No gifts, please.

Mary Louise Ream was born June 6, 1929, in Ottumwa. She married Carol Joseph (Joe) Cronkleton on June 4, 1949, at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport. They celebrated more than 67 years of marriage before Joe’s passing on Nov. 2, 2016.

Her children are Joe (Pam) Cronkleton and Jeff (Kelly) Cronkleton, both of Donahue, Jon (Sally) Cronkleton of Long Grove, and Cindy (Bob) Johnson of Charlotte.

Her grandchildren are Nicole (Hashim) Bilal, Chad (Trista) Cronkleton, Courtney Cronkleton, Shana Cronkleton, Samantha (Quentin) Smith, Sydney Cronkleton, Andy (Kim) Cronkleton, Rachel (Brandon) Gustafson, Matt (Ali) Cronkleton, Megan (Jorge) Preciado, Isaac Johnson (Andrea Williamson), and Hannah (Danniel) Kooi.

She has 11 great-grandchildren.