Barbara Cronk


Barbara Cronk, 86, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 at AO Fox Nursing Home after an extended illness.

She was born in St. Louis, Mo., to Helen (Scott) and William Cronk.

After graduating from Cortland College, Barb settled in Franklin on her beloved little farm where she raised horses and gave riding lessons.

She was a longtime bus driver for Franklin Central School and a dedicated member of the Franklin Emergency Squad. She helped many of the seniors of the village doing odd jobs and errands through the years.

Barb was cofounder and treasurer of the committee to save the historic Stone Hall, part of the original Franklin Central School.

She will be laid to rest next to her mother in Ouleout Valley Cemetery in the spring.

Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home of Franklin.

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