Viola Cretton, 89, of Cleveland, TN and formerly Crown Point, IN, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 surrounded by her family.
She was born in Gary, IN on August 30, 1923. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, and grandmother and loved being around others. She was always known for her selfless ways and putting others first.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Karolina Lehocky; husband, Orville Cretton; son and daughter-in-law, David and Donna Cretton; and brother, Edward Lehocky.
Her survivors include her children, Carolyn and Joe Shimko of Cleveland, Dan and Janice Cretton of Haiku, HI, Paul and Sandra Cretton of Cleveland and Lisa Cretton of Crystal Lake, IL; sister-in-law, Charlene Lehocky of Crown Point, IN; and nephew, Dr. Brett Lehocky of Bakersfield, CA; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be held on Friday, August 23, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, 8303 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN. Interment will follow the service in Calvary Cemetery.
Friends may visit with the family at the church from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, August 23.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.