Boonville- Iva (Millard) Croniser, 83, formerly of State Rt. 294, widow of Carl, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since 2011.
She was born on April 6, 1930, in Lowville, a daughter of Rutson J. and Emogene H. Petrie Millard. Iva grew up near Boonville and in Lewis and Jefferson Counties, completing her education in Turin.
Mrs. Croniser was a devoted wife and mother. On May 25, 1946, Iva was united in marriage with the love of her life, Carl A. Croniser, at the Boonville United Methodist Church. This marriage was a blessed union that endured for over 58 years until Carl died on December 13, 2004.
In 1955, the couple moved to a dairy farm on the West Leyden Road, near Boonville, which they operated until 1988, when they sold their dairy cows. After retiring from farming, she was employed at Lee Pontiac and Buick Agency in Boonville. Iva will be fondly remembered for the ways in which she cherished the gifts of life and her family. For many years she was a member of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Boonville, where she served as church treasurer and deaconess. Later she also attended the Rome Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. She lived her life with faith in her Savior, Jesus Christ.
Above all she enjoyed the time spent with her family, as well as cooking, baking, crocheting and gardening. She loved the Christmas Season and the hope that Jesus brings us.
Iva is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Carol Croniser, Dennis and Janice Croniser, all of Boonville, Gary and Darlene Croniser, Lyons Falls, Carl Croniser and Amy, Delanson; one daughter, Donna M. Croniser, Toledo, OH, nine grandchildren; Melissa Diana and husband Joseph, Amy Clemons and husband Jimi, Susan Merriam and husband, Shamus, Aaron Croniser, Donald Croniser and wife Jodi, Gary Croniser II and wife, Rebecca, Jennifer Stackhouse and husband, Pat, Ryan Croniser and wife, Kara, Caleb Croniser, fourteen great grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and Richard Lee, Boonville; two sisters-in-law, Adeline Croniser, West Leyden, and Helen Sylvester, Olmsteadville. She was predeceased by two sisters, Beatrice Kent and Elizabeth Dowling, and by two brothers, Theodore Millard and Kenneth Millard.
Funeral services will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, at the Boonville Alliance Church, at the corner of State Route 12 and Potato Hill Road, where calling hours will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to The Great Commission Fund of the Christian and Missionary Alliance P.O. Box 35000 Colorado Springs CO 80935. Her arrangements have been entrusted to the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.
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