Mary Edith Kronser

Mary Edith Kronser

Lewisburg-Mary Edith Kronser, 91, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at her residence following a short illness.

She was born Jan. 14, 1923, at Sinks Grove, a daughter of the late Walter Wellington Wilson and the late Glenna Edith Hall Spade. She was also the stepdaughter of the late Samuel Price Wickline.

Mary was a member of the Union Memorial Baptist Church, was a member of the Union Chapter of the Eastern Star, was retired from Briggs & Stratton in Wilwaukee, Wisconsin, and was one of the original “Rosie the Riveters” and was honored and registered as such in Washington, DC.

In addition to her parents and stepfather, she was preceded in death by: her husbands, Vernon Patterson, Grover Vance, James Reuter, Jesse Hicks and Leroy Kronser; son, Ronald Vance; grandson, Duane Perkins; and siblings, Lucille Pearl Wickline and husband Wodke, twin siblings, Mildred Blanche Spade, Birdie Irene Spade, Glenna Mae Spade, Roy Lee Wickline, Marshall Eldon Wickline, Lacy Waymon Wickline, William Wellington Wickline, Luther David Spade and Grover Alexander Spade.

Survivors include: two daughters. Drema Mankins of Conover, NC and Donna Jean Perkins and husband Jeffrey W. of Caldwell; grandchildren, Jill Cameron Perkins, Michael L. Egan, Rhonda Vance, Ronald Vance, and Amanda Renee Vance; great-grandchildren, Jim Cameron Perkins, Caleb Perkins, Josie Perkins, Grayson Perkins, Jacob Perkins, Katie Perkins, Jasmine Perkins and Jessie Perkins; several great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Floyd Emerson Wickline and Oather Raymond “Bud” Spade both of West Virginia; and numerous friends.

As per her wishes her body has been cremated and no services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to Greenbrier County Humane Society.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

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