Elaine Cronkhite

Elaine Irene Cronkhite (Glidden)

Monday, February 14th, 1927 - Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
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Fort Edward and Granville

Elaine Irene Cronkhite, 93, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Slate Valley Nursing Home with her daughter by her side.

Born on February 14, 1927, in Howland, ME, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Glidden Sr. and Lucy (Shorey) Glidden.

Elaine was a member of the Fort Edward Baptist Church and the Harford Seniors for many years. She always worked hard to support her children working odd jobs while they lived in Maine. When they moved to Fort Edward she started working at Scott Paper and retired as secretary of engineering.

She enjoyed crocheting, playing pool, listening to country music and listening to Willies Roadhouse. She loved her dog, Zack.

In addition to her parents, Elaine was predeceased by her husband of 21 years, Thomas Cronkhite; her brother, Arthur Glidden Jr.; her sister, Arlene Ayers.

Left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Janice Knowlton of Granville; her son, Eugene Knowlton and his wife, Linda of Fort Edward; her grandchildren, Eugene Knowlton Jr., Benjamin and Kate Eggleston, Thomas Knowlton and Samuel Knowlton; her great-grandchildren, Karen Knowlton, Jammie Knowlton and Derek Knowlton; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Due to the recent health crisis no public services will be held at this time.

Memorial donations in Elaine’s memory can be made to Fort Edward Village Baptist Church, 131 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828 or to an animal shelter of your choice.

Arrangements are in the care of the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 82 Broadway, Fort Edward.
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Jean Tilford

Posted at 03:58pm
Elaine and I worked at Scott Paper Company for many years. She and Tom came to our place in Argyle a couple of times to snowmobile. We had exchanged Christmas cards for many years. Elaine was a sweet lady and we had some good times. Please know I am sorry for your lossl

Village Baptist Church, Fort Edward

Posted at 10:11am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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