Eleanor R. Krone

eleanor krone
Eleanor R. Krone, age 76, died on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at her home in McLean, Virginia.

Born January 5, 1933 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Raymond E. Rapp & Florence Aull Rapp. She was the wife of Dr. Norris J. Krone.

Mrs. Krone attended Park View Elementary, McFarland Junior High School & graduated from Wilson High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in European History from George Washington University in 1954.

She was a patron of the arts; past President of the Hospitality & Information Service (THIS) for diplomats; Docent at the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens; & member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Welcome to Washington, Smithsonian Women's Society & St. John's Episcopal Church in McLean. Mrs. Krone also served as a volunteer with the Salvation Army.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Leslie K. Krone-Speck & her husband Harvey R. Speck of Fanwood, New Jersey, Dr. Stephen J. Krone & his wife Irene of Charlottesville, Virginia, Michael T. Krone of Washington, DC, & Dr. Christpher N. Krone of Bristol, Tenneesee; a sister, Sarah Ann Corbett of Gaithersburg, Maryland; three brothers, David A. Rapp of Weyers Cave, Virginia, Dr. Raymond E. Rapp of Weyers Cave, Virginia, & Herbert F. Rapp of Reston, Virginia; & five grandchildren, Christian R. Speck, Allison E. Speck, Zachary A. Krone, Alexander Krone, & Noah Krone. She is also survived by many nieces & nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 124 Park St. SE, Vienna, VA 22180 or to Capital Hospice, 6565 Arlington Blvd. Ste. 500, Falls Church, VA 22042.

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. Chuck and I send our deepest sympathy to Ellie’s family. She was a wonderful neighbor and a good friend. We will think of her when her pink roses and peonies bloom. She touched many lives with her many volunteer activities. I will miss seeing her at the Kennedy Center and will remember the many performances we both enjoyed.

  2. Norris, Natalie and I are really sorry to hear that Elly has passed. We both remember the great times we had with you and her and “William and Mary”. Our deep sympathy and condolences are with you at this time.

  3. Mom, we miss you deeply. You are on our minds and in our hearts constantly, especially as Christmas approaches. We will endeavor to maintain a joyous vision of the future through the upcoming weeks and months.

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