Delores “Willie” Ronk

Feb. 18, 1931 – Oct. 24, 2021

Delores “Willie” Ronk, a loving wife, mother and mamaw, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 24, 2021 at the age of 90.

She was born to Jesse and Rachel Wolfe LaFoe on Feb. 18, 1931.

She married Silas Ronk on Oct. 6, 1961. She attended Crawfordsville High School and earned her GED in 1975. She worked for Houston Health Care for 12 years as a nurse’s aide. She retired in 1995 from AMI Hospital. She was a member of East Side Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Silas Ronk; daughter, Joanna (Jeff) Magginnis of Westfield; three grandchildren, Rachael Magginnis, Eric Magginnis and Ian Magginnis; and step-sister, Phyllis Jones of Avon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Allen Ronk; step-mother, Elsie LaFoe; five brothers, Paul, Bill, Art, Charles and Bob; two sisters, May Steele and infant sister, Jessie LaFoe.

Visitation is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 at East Side Baptist Church and continue until the service begins at 2:30 p.m., led by Pastor Steve Whicker. After the service, she will be laid to rest at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to East Side Baptist Church, 2000 Traction Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. 

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