|Death: ||Jan. 13, 2012|
Obituary for James Croll
1936 - 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Friday, January 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Penwell-Gabel - Loran Fawcett Chapel
Neodesha, KS 66757 620-325-3038
James Myron Croll, 75, passed away Friday evening, January 13, 2012, at his home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Friends may call at Penwell-Gabel Loren Fawcett Chapel 9:00 am, - 5:00 pm, on Thursday, January 19, Funeral services will be Friday, January 20; at Christ Church in Neodesha at 11:00 a.m., the family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m., until service time at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or Cornerstone Hospice and may be left with the funeral home.
Born in Neodesha, Kansas, as the younger brother of Keith Croll, Grandview, Missouri, Myron lived with his parents A.R. "Jake" Croll and Lorna Denney Croll. Myron, to his school friends, graduated from Neodesha High School before attending Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas, to play basketball. Jim, to the military and his post school friends, traveled the world with the Air Force for 24 years and retired in 1979. Upon his retirement, he went back to school and started a new career in computers, working for Medicalodges, Inc., in Coffeyville, Kansas. He retired from Medicalodges, Inc., after 20 years and moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Along the way, he made many friends, one of which, Verna Williams, of Pocatello, Idaho, he married in Neodesha in 1959. They had a son, the late Russell Croll, and adopted another son, Richard Croll. After Verna passed away in early 2007, Jim found his high school sweetheart, Gayle Canaday, at a school reunion and married her later that year. Gayle, having changed her name to Kanta Kanara before her union with Jim, lost a 2 year battle with cancer late in 2011. Jim's final days were attended by his son Richard who lives in New Strawn, Kansas, with his wife Susan and their two children, Whitney and Austin.
Jim enjoyed bowling, golfing, watching sporting events, and was particularly fond of fantasy football. He also liked gardening and working in the kitchen, but often preferred to eat out. Playing cards was a passion, but his grandchildren meant the world to him. Camping and fishing with friends was where you would find him whenever he had the chance. He never met a stranger, but made many friends along his life's journey. He was a truly great man and will be sorely missed.
From Penwell Gabel Funeral Home website in Neodesha.
Abraham Russell Croll (1906 - 1981)
Lorna E Denney Croll (1909 - 2000)
Verna Bee Williams Croll (1938 - 2007)
Kanta Gayla Canaday Croll (1938 - 2011)*
Russell David Croll (1960 - 1988)*
Plot: 1st Add, Block 7, Lot 1100, Space 3
GPS (lat/lon): 37.43856, -95.68925
Created by: KLElkins
Record added: Mar 03, 2012
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