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Maureen "Mo" Evelyn Cronkright

June 9, 1939 — May 24, 2024

Maureen "Mo" Evelyn Cronkright

Maureen "Mo" E. Cronkright of Saginaw, Michigan 

Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend passed away peacefully on Friday, May 24, 2024, at Babion's AFC Home of Merrill. She was 84 years old. Maureen E. Moriarty was born on June 9, 1939, in Saginaw, Michigan, to the late Michael G. and Mary M. (Wasmiller) Moriarty. She attended St. Andrew Catholic School. While at Gable Gardens Restaurant on East Street, she met the love of her life, Carl R. Cronkright, who just came back from serving in the military. They dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on September 10, 1960; he preceded her in death on September 5, 1982. She attended beauty school, became a licensed cosmetologist, and worked as a beautician for many years. The role of her lifetime, one she treasured and cherished above all others, was to be a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. An artist by hand, she found a passion in drawing, painting, as well as any type of arts and crafts. Mo was also a gifted and talented seamstress, sewing many of her children's clothing over the years. She also enjoyed playing cards with her friends and family, especially Euchre. Throughout her life, Mo held a deep affinity toward angels. She will forever be remembered for her beautiful smile and wonderful sense of humor, for the love and generosity she had for family and friends, for being the absolute best mother and grandmother, and for truly living an amazing life filled with many beautiful stories and memories. 

Surviving are eight children: Charlene Sary of Saginaw; Brenda Cronkright of Saginaw; Glenn (Julie) Cronkright of Saginaw; Eric Cronkright of Saginaw; Kimberly (Gerald) Moore of Hemlock; Russell (Cheryl) Cronkright of Saginaw; Patricia Cronkright of Lake Bluff, IL; Chrisandra (Scott) Webster of Saginaw; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two sisters: Carol King of Saginaw; Sharon Melanson of Saginaw; a Godson, Mike Melanson of Saginaw. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl R. Cronkright; a daughter, Kathleen Cronkright; parents, Michael and Mary Moriarty; son-in-law, Robert Sary; a sister, Geri (John) Duso; and a brother-in-law, Wally King. 

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Babion's AFC Home for all the love and care they provided to Maureen. 

A Funeral Service will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2024, at the W. L. Case and Company Funeral Directors, 4480 Mackinaw Rd., Saginaw, MI, 48603. Rev. Ted McCulloch will officiate. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority or ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.casefuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Thursday, May 30, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

W. L. Case and Company - Mackinaw

4480 Mackinaw Road, Saginaw, MI 48603

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Friday, May 31, 2024

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

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4480 Mackinaw Road, Saginaw, MI 48603

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Friday, May 31, 2024

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

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4480 Mackinaw Road, Saginaw, MI 48603

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Burial

Friday, May 31, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Eastlawn Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum

7475 E. Holland Road, Saginaw, MI 48601

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