Esther Earline Croan 89, of Buckner, Missouri died on November 18, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital. Earline was born June 23, 1930 in Mound City, Kansas to Ormal Earl Earl and Nellie P. (Phillips) Nation. She attended Mound City schools. On June 28, 1947 she married Orville R. Croan in Fort Scott, Kansas. Earline was a member of Buckner Restoration Branch Church. She enjoyed collecting clocks and Santas.
Earline was preceded in death by her husband Orville on January 4, 1997; one grandson Daron Kiley; and one great-granddaughter Katelynn Christine Voorhees.
Survivors include her two daughters, Phyllis I. and Joe Best and Marilyn M. and Gary Janssen; four grandchildren, Richard Dean Janssen, Latisha Kay and husband Jesse Piepmeier, Daniel Best, and Deidra Rumi and husband David; 14 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Burial will follow in Curry Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to American Legion Hewitt-New Post No. 248 in care of the funeral home, PO Box J, Mound City, KS 66056. Family and friends may leave online condolences at www.schneiderfunerals.com.