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Tina LaCrone

Tina Marie LaCrone, 49, Neosho Falls, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Windsor Place Nursing Center in Iola. She was born Sept. 4, 1964 in Iola, the daughter of Donald L. and Rena E. (Kratz) LaCrone.
She grew up in the Neosho Falls area. Tina worked as a nurse’s aide in several places including Windsor Place.
Survivors include her husband, John Neely; two sons, Michael and Kevin LaCrone, both of Neosho Falls; two daughters, Shelby and Gracie Neely, both of Neosho Falls; father, Don LaCrone and wife Mary, Gas; two brothers, Todd LaCrone, Neosho Falls, and Tony LaCrone, Grove, Okla.; one sister, Tracy Schanoist, Iola; a half-sister, Miranda Stark, Gridley; four grandchildren, Kolten, Willow, Leslie and Decoda; and an aunt, Shirley Blomquist.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Rena Settlemyer, a brother, Dusty LaCrone, and a sister, Charity Smith.
Cremation has taken place. Time and place of memorial services will be announced later. To sign the guestbook online or to leave a condolence go to www.iolafuneral.com.

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