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Tuesday August 26th, 2014
3:00pm - 5:00pm

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Saint James Lutheran Church
Tuesday August 26th, 2014

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Ann Yearling Kroen

Ann Yearling Kroen, 65, of Winter Park, FL died at home with her family on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

She was born in Paulding, Ohio on May 18, 1949, the daughter of Carl and Betty (Gernhardt) Yearling, and sister of Michael who all preceded her in death.

A graduate of Payne High School, Ann earned a Bachelor of Education from Capital University in Bexley, Ohio. On June 13, 1970 she married Gregg R. Kroen, who survives. She taught elementary school for several years before moving to the Philippines with her husband, a Navy dentist. In 1978 they returned to Winter Park, FL to open their dental practice. Gregg and Ann were partners in all they did – faith, family and business. Ann will be especially remembered for her love of Jesus, radiant smile and servant’s heart.

She is also survived by two daughters Heather (Jamie) Hart and Kirsten (Brian) King, four grandchildren Sydnie Hart, Mackinley Hart, Madison King and Tate King all of Winter Park, FL and brother Jack Yearling of Payne, Ohio.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 23 at the Winter Park Presbyterian Church, 400 South Lakemont Avenue, Winter Park 32792.

A viewing will be held at St. James Lutheran Church in Payne, Ohio on Tuesday, August 26th,  3 to 5 pm followed by interment service at Lehman Cemetery at 5:30 pm. A  meal will follow at St. James Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Samaritan’s Purse in memory of Ann Kroen.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

Please deliver all floral and other tributes directly to St. James Lutheran Church on Tuesday between 10 am and 1:30 pm.

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I was Ann's sophomore counselor during her freshman year at Capital and remember her with great warmth. What a special person -- filled with laughter, joy and caring for others. My sympathy to Gregg and family.

Darla Stephan Hamm May 15 2015 12:00 AM

To the family; Greg, children & Jack, I remember how nice Ann was and what a beautiful woman she became. I remember Greg also; its been a long, long time, however people we meet that are so good...we never forget them. Sincerely & With Fond Memories of Payne Friends, MaryAnn Price

MaryAnn Price Aug 25 2014 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jack and family.

Nancy Brown Aug 25 2014 12:00 AM

To Gregg Jack and family......  My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to to you all.....Much time has passed since we great up together in Payne and our contact at Capital University.  Peace my friends!

Fredrick Shealy Aug 24 2014 12:00 AM

Jack and Gregg and family,
Our sincere condolences to you at this time of Ann's passing. May she rest in peace.

Leo and Garnett Beagle Aug 23 2014 12:00 AM

Sending heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Ann's family.  I have so many wonderful memories of our friendship during our school years at Payne.  She was SO beautiful and kind during all those years.  Reading the obituary and looking at her picture, I see that kindness and inside/outside beauty just accelerated throughout her life.  Wishing you all God's peace.

Neva (Sheely) Greenwood Aug 23 2014 12:00 AM

Ann and her family have meant so much in my life.  I feel very blessed to have been able to witness their faith and see how they trusted in God's plan for their lives.  They have been a special influence in my faith walk and I look forward to seeing them all again

Sandy Rosselet Aug 23 2014 12:00 AM

Greg and family,  thoughts and prayers are for you and your family.  Ann was a wonderful person and a great friend through high school.  The class of 1967 will miss her.

Sharon Nelson johanns Aug 22 2014 12:00 AM

Jack, Gregg and family. Ann was a wonderful person. Graduated with her in 1967 and went to church with her. She will be missed. Prayers to all

Becky ( Mabis ) Stebing Aug 22 2014 12:00 AM

Gregg, Jack and family, you all have my deepest sympathy. I also graduated high school with Ann, she was admired by all her classmates.
She always had a smile and I know she is brightening up heaven.

Rick Moore Aug 22 2014 12:00 AM

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