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Lena B. Crnkovich

June 13th, 1925 – September 14th, 2020

Lena Belle Crnkovich, age 95 of Palm Coast, Florida, passed away at 6:30 am on Monday, September 14, 2020 at her home in Palm Coast. She was born on June 13, 1925 in Summum, Illinois, the daughter of Carl and Musie (Ratcliff) Thompson. She married Edward Crnkovich on June 30, 1959 in Salinas, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on July 2, 2007.

Lena Belle was also preceded in death by 14 brothers and sisters; Gertrude, Nedra, Rose, Margaret, Mary, Tinnie, Shelby, Maurie, Dwight, Donald, Harry, Sam, Floyd, and an infant.

She is survived by her two children, Janet Ballard of Peoria, Illinois and Alvin Garren of Palm Coast, Florida, two grandchildren, Tammy (and Scott) Pherigo and Danny Ballard, and three great-grandchildren, Abigail, Hailey, and Joselyn Pherigo.

Lena Belle was a telephone operator and also worked at a bakery and as a seamstress.

She was a very sweet woman who always had a smile on her face. She loved her children very much.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Summum Cemetery. Pastor Matthew Thiner will officiate. There is no visitation.


September 20th, 2020

Janet & Alvin, so sorry to hear of your mom's passing.
❤ Barb(Thompson) Knavel

September 20th, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. My grandfather was Lute Thompson, and my dad was James. Keeping you in my prayers.
Kathryn Thompson Spillner

September 21st, 2020

Sending love and light your way. I’m the daughter of Dave Thompson he is Shelby Thompson’s oldest son.

September 22nd, 2020

Janet and Alvin,
Very sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Lena Belle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Phil Thompson