Ann Kroen


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

She was born in Paulding 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 degree 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, Fla., 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, Fla.; and brother, Jack Yearling of Payne.

Viewing is at St. James Lutheran Church, Payne, Tuesday, August 26, from 3-5 p.m., with graveside services at 5:30 p.m. at Lehman Cemetery followed by a meal at the church.

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

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