In Memory of

Inge Elsbeth (Theissen) Cronley-Corless

May 2, 1930 - December 29, 2018


Inge Elsbeth Cronley-Corless, 88, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 in Grandview, Missouri. A visitation is scheduled for 10:00 -11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at St. Regis Catholic Church in Kansas City, Missouri. A Mass Of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads Hospice or St. Regis Catholic Church.

Inge was born on May 2, 1930 in Herne/Westfalia, Germany. She grew up in Germany during World War II and came over to America for a new life. She worked as a paraprofessional. She loved her family, friends, and her church. She loved to travel and was active till the end.

Inge was preceded in death by her father, Heinrich Theissen; her mother, Gertrude (Mueller) Theissen; brother, Karl Heinz Theissen; her husband, William Cronley; her husband, Jim Corless; her son, Michael Cronley; and her daughter, Kitty Griffith.

She is survived by her son, Larry McKinney; her daughter, Vicki Drescher (Mike); her son, Tim Cronley (Debbie); her sister-in-law, Charlene Helling (Gene); her grandchildren, Teri Lynn, Jeff, Matt, Chris, Dustin, Daniel, Ryan, and Jason; and her 8 great grandchildren.


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Inge, you are so loved, so missed..we have had so many wonderful times together…I treasure those times so much…You will always be remembered with love…

Inge, you are so missed..we have had many wonderful times together…I treasure those so much…You will always be remembered with love…

Aunt Inge was like a second mom to me and my siblings. She was always smiling and strong minded and knew how to make someone feel special. I am saddened by her passing but much relieved knowing she is no longer suffering. I loved her very much and will miss her sweet smile.

Vicki I’m sorry to hear about your precious mom…… I remember her well when we were in high school. she always welcomed us into your home with open arms. Her laugh and smile I will always remember. Praying for peace for you and all your family during this time.

So sorry to see Inga go she was such a fully animated loving an enjoyable human with him the very beginning of my memories stem from I’m doing everything I can to come up for services I love you all and miss my family

Inge was a beautiful lady, loved her smile! Our Prayers, thoughts, and love are with all of you!!
Love, Janet& John Berry

Sorry to hear of inges passing. She was one in a million. She will be among lots of family and friends,which she will love. Will miss you dear inge. Prayers and love

Such a sweet and loving lady. She always had a smile and hug for me. I will always remember her screaming in her German/English accent
“GO O’HARA” as she watched the Celtics play football. You will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know you.

I spent more time at the Cronley’s than home when I was in high school. Thank you, Inge, for the fond memories and for always treating me like family. You were a bright star in life and are now a bright star with the Angels. Vicki et al, I know you will miss her.

Vicki, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a very special lady and will be missed. I will be thinking of you and your family in the coming days and saying a prayer for you now and then.
Denise Blessing

Our hearts go out to your family during this difficult time. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs and prayers sent your way! Sincerely, The Loethen’s

Tim and Vicki
My heart goes out to you and your families. Your mother has always been a precious angel to all that were fortunate to have her in their life. Her laughter still is in my heart. May God hold you in his hands and the Angels help you through this heartbreaking time.
Love Donna Foster


Wednesday, January 2, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 AM


Wednesday, January 2, 2019
11:00 AM