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Loretta Crunk of Junction

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    Loretta Crunk

updated: 7/15/2017 12:14 PM

JUNCTION -- Loretta Crunk, 76, passed away July 12, 2017, in St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born May 21, 1941, to the late Norbit and Vernice (Karns) Horton. Loretta worked for Coleman Tri-County. On Aug. 7, 1981, she married Billy Joe Crunk, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 2014.

Survivors include two sons, Ronnie (Kim) Howard of Harrisburg and Buster Howard of Harrisburg; two daughters, Trudy Howard of Golconda and Margaret (Roger) Troutt of Junction; nine grandchildren, Misty Rector, Lise Stembridge, Eddy Johnson Jr., Travis Howard, Lyndsey Duvall, Marsha Howard, Zac Howard, Matthew Troutt, Shannon Troutt and Audrianna Rector Troutt; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Norbit Horton; and seven sisters, Sue Fryer, Brenda Cowsert, Dora Trail, Sondra Bethel, Linda Towery, Lavern Childress and Wanda Maxfield.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Tiffany Troutt; and two brothers, Carlos Horton and Charles Malone.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15, in Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery in Shawneetown. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, July 14, at the funeral home.

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