Shirley Kroninger

April 19, 1943 ‒ December 29, 2019

Columbus, Ohio

Shirley Kroninger (nee Sterritt), age 76, of Columbus, formerly of Marengo, OH passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 29, 2019. She was born April 19, 1943 in Marengo, OH to the late William H. and Evelyn (McNickle) Sterritt.

Shirley earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the Columbus Business School. She worked for the City of Columbus in the building department for over 20 years. She was the Deputy Registrar of Morrow County and the owner of Shirley’s Sweet Shop. She was a Boy Scout leader, Girl Scout leader, 4 H leader and a member of the Morrow County Fair Board. She enjoyed sewing, flower gardening, crafts and was an Ohio State Buckeye fan. Above all, she loved being a mom and a grandma.

Shirley was preceded in death by her beloved grandson, Jon Kroninger.

Shirley is survived by her beloved children, Jeff Kroninger, Joe (Loraine) Kroninger and Julia (Aeneas) Alldredge; loving grandchildren, Ashley (Wil Moorhead) Kroninger, Tyler (Jessica) Kroninger, Sarah Sycks, Atticus Alldredge and Lindsay Starcher; cherished great-grandchildren, Max and Raeleigh; and dear brother, William H. Sterritt.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Marengo United Methodist Church, 8 Main St, Marengo, OH 43334, where the family will be receiving friends from 1 PM until time of service.

Contributions may be made to a Morrow County local charity of your choice in Shirley’s memory.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Shirley’s family.  Please visit to share a memory or condolence with her family.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry! Ron and Mary Ann (Bush) Nininger and family

  • Such a sweet, loving lady. I am so sorry for your loss. May her memory always be a blessing to your family.

  • Sending you and your loved ones prayers!!! Know that she is at peace with our Savior!! 🙏❤️ Hugs,

  • I’m sorry for your loss. I think we met at a family reunion a few years ago. My prayers and sympathy are with your family.

  • We are thinking of you and sending prayers! So very sorry for the loss of your sweet mom.

  • Julie and family,

    I was so sorry to hear about your mom. I also lost my mom Sheree Graham on Oct 6, 2019. The pain is very deep and no understands until they lose a mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers! God bless!

    Susan Graham Perry

  • She was a character…full of life…given to good humor and always up for a story or joke about her favorite subjects…she was an ad authority on her family her community and her country…she lover her God and was short on shame and long on forgiveness… I love you Shirley s and will miss you much…I will pray and remember the rest of you loved ones there at home🙏

  • Jeff , Joe and Julie,
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom.
    Prayers to you and your family.

    Uncle Jim & Aunt Sherry Kroninger

  • Julie and family,
    Shirley will be greatly missed by many. Shirley was so sweet and so fun! We’ll cherish so many memories of our times with her as our 4H advisor. Hugs and prayers to you all during this difficult time.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. Our thoughts go out to all of her family. May you find peace in the days ahead.
    Jeff and Gerry Greenwood

  • Shirley was one of the first i meet . when i came to morrow cty. in 1970. loved her was always a great help to any one she knew. may family and every one find peace .
    Dallas Kinder
    ak D. A.

  • Shirley was truly one of a kind and the best neighbor in the world. She will be greatly missed by my family. Our hearts are with everyone that loved her. She is with God now and is watching over all of us.

  • To Bill Sterritt and Shirley’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Shirley was someone that we always enjoyed seeing whether it was at school, cub scouts or wherever. She always had a smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. She is at peace now with our Savior. God bless her.

  • Jeff, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Love you, buddy!

  • Julie, I can’t believe this!
    So sorry to here Shirley has past away. It has been years since I have seen or spoken to her. It is so very strange as sc he has been in my thoughts lately. I was just looking to see if I could find a phone number or someway to contact her and I discover this. What a shock. I will say this to everyone who maybe reading this. Don’t do what I did. Please let old friends know you are thinking of them, now, before it is to late. My heart is breaking! How sad. I waited and now it’s to late
    My condolences to you and your family.

  • Julie and family iam so sorry to have just discovered your mom’s passing,she will be resting in peace forever. Sincerely jackie Thompson