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Debra Kay Cronk

   Debra Kay Cronk a resident  of Grand  Gorge passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Archcare Ferncliff  Nursing Home, Rhinebeck, New York on Saturday October 14, 2017.

    She was born on March 8, 1964 at Margaretville, New York, the daughter of Gerald and Patricia (Shields) Ackerley. Debra graduated from Andes central School in 1982. She married  Doug Cronk on October 12, 1991 at the United Methodist Church in Andes. Shortly after, they purchased their home where they raised three beautiful daughters.

  Debra worked for Agway Energy Products for 9 years. She then devoted her full time and all her energy to being a full time mother.

  She enjoyed horseback riding, playing cards, swimming, car shows, family gatherings, the holiday seasons, vacations, cats, music and coffee.

  Debra was a member of the Flat Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Doug, daughters Katie Cronk of Delhi, Megan and Emily both of Windham, her beloved grandson Wyatt Oliver Ladlee.  She was also survived by three brothers Thomas (JoAnne) Ackerley of Auburn, Steven (Janet) Ackerley of Elizabeth, NC, Michael (Robin) Ackerley of Jacksonville, FL and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. All that loved her will dearly miss her.

  Debbie remained strong for many years while battling Huntington’s disease, a disease that affected her body  but not her spirit. We are thankful for the specialized care she received at Archcare Ferncliff Nursing home especially towards the end of her life

     Calling hours will be held at the Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury on Monday October 16, 2017 form 2:00pm to 4:00pm and from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Funeral services will be held at the United Methodist Church, Andes, New York on Tuesday October 17, 2017 at 10:00am with the Rev Donna LeRoy officiating.  Committal prayers will follow at the Sanford Cemetery, Margaretville.

   Donations in memory of Debra Kay Cronk may be made to the Huntington’s Disease Society  of America or the Archcare Ferncliff Nursing Home, Rhinebeck, New York to the Center of Neurodegenerative Unit.

  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury, New York.

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