Allen Kent Crone (Butch), 69 of Olathe, passed away on November 9, 2020 at Olathe Medical Center.
He was born on December 2, 1950 to Douglas and Jessie (Hoover) Crone in Washington Iowa.
He graduated from City High in Iowa City, Iowa in May 1969. He excelled in sports and earned an athletic scholarship to play baseball at Kirkwood Community College. He graduated from The University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science degree in May 1974. He was a life long devoted and passionate Hawkeye fan.
He had a successful 30-year career working as a Recreational Therapist, working with patients who struggled with mental health and or drug abuse. For the past 15 years he has been a truck driver, the last 5 years with North Cedar Trucking.
On August 22, 1970, he married Stephanie L. (Edmundson) Crone in Wellman, Iowa. In 1980 they moved to Bourbonnais Illinois and raised their family. In October 1992 they moved to Olathe Kansas.
Allen loved his family and loved helping others. He would help others any way he could and was even known to literally give someone the clothes off of his back. He was a devoted Christ follower. He was extremely passionate about sharing the gospel. In Illinois he was a youth pastor and volunteered for many years for Youth for Christ, he also volunteered as a marriage counselor/spiritual advisor at Westside Family Church, went on a mission’s trip to India, he volunteered at City Union Mission (men’s shelter) and as a mentor for prisoners in Kansas City Missouri, and he also supported many Christian charities over the years.
Allen is survived by his beloved sister Karma Hanson (husband, Roger); his three loving sons Shane Crone (wife, Yukari), Mark Hall, Aaron Crone and his loving daughter Kelley Smith (husband, Robert); grandchildren: Kaede & Hayate Crone, Luke & Cambria Hall, Desiree Riggs, Brandon Hipps, Stephanie, Alana, & Cooper Crone, Mikayla, Madison & Reed Smith; great grandchildren: Raelynn, Scarlett & Iris; and lots of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Stephanie and parents Douglas & Jessie; brothers, Kenneth, Keith, Jerry and Doug Crone, and sisters, Kathleen Anderson, and Karen Kleese.
A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the following:
Gospel for Asia
1116 St. Thomas Way
Wills Point, TX 75169
P.O. Box 3000
Boone, NC 28607
P.O. Box 1595
Merrifield, VA 22116
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