Date Posted: 2016-06-28
Maiden Name: Horn

Jenny L. Cronkhite, 64, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Plum Creek Healthcare Community in Lexington.

Jenny was born July 8, 1951, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Glenn Eugene and Betty Marie (Reddick) Horn. She attended grade school in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1969. She then went onto further her education at Grand Island School of Business, graduating with an Accounting Degree.

She was united in marriage to Ralph Cronkhite on June 25, 1973, in Lexington. Two girls were blessed to this marriage; Heather and Joy. The marriage would later end in divorce.

Jenny’s love for kids was so apparent as she had her own Daycare for many years. She then went to work for Lexington Public Schools in the Janitorial Department, first working at the Lexington Junior High and then the high school.

In 2004, her health forced her to retire. She had many interests in her life, but none more important than her family. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, dancing, and cats. She had a wonderful sense of humor, a sparkle in her eye, and a love for life.

Survivors include her daughters; Heather (Ryan) Devine of Lexington, Nebraska, Joy Duda of Cape Coral, Florida; granddaughter, McKenzie Hill of Lexington, Nebraska; her father, Glenn Horn of Lexington, Nebraska; two brothers, Grant Horn of Lexington, Nebraska, and Jerry (Elaine) Horn of Shubert, Nebraska; one sister, Suzann (David) Burnett of Danvers, Massachusetts; also surviving are nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Jenny was preceded in death by her mother, Betty; and little brother, Gale.

It was Jenny’s desire that her body be cremated. The family has carried out those wishes. There will be no visitation. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the Berean Bible Church in Lexington with Pastor Matt Doubet and Pastor Duane Russell co- officiating. Memorials are suggested to Club 180 in Lexington.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: