She was born on March 17, 1926, at Chanute to Chester and Edna (Barton) Howell. She graduated from Hepler High School.
She married Oscar W. Kroenke on Aug. 29, 1943, at Immanuel Lutheran Church at rural Hepler. He survives of Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
She was a housewife, and they were farmers at rural Walnut.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church at rural Hepler.
Other survivors include four sons, Keith E. Kroenke of Bowling Green, Mo., Orville W. Kroenke and his wife, Susan, of Iola, Robert D. Kroenke and his wife, Jean, of St. Paul and Edward E. Kroenke of Farmersville, Texas; four daughters, Joy S. Holloway and her husband, J.D., of Girard, Freda F. Kos of Rich Hill, Mo., Reta K. Baker and her husband, Bill, of Fort Scott and Janice I. Baker and her husband, Charley, of Hepler; a brother, Gerald Howell of Olathe; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two great-great-grandchildren, Colten David Cornelius and Ashton Thomas Cornelius; a sister, Ilene Ausemus; and four brothers, George, Howard, Clyde and Don Howell.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church at rural Hepler with Pastor Steve Sweyko officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery at rural Hepler. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard, where friends may call after 2:30 p.m. today.
Memorials are suggested to the Mercy Foundation and may be left at the church or the funeral home, 518 W. St. John, Box 258, Girard, 66743.
Condolences may be sent to www.wallfuneralservices.com.