OBITUARY: Cecilia (Estrada) Corona

Cecilia (Estrada) Corona 94, died Friday, May 17, 2024, at Newton Presbyterian Manor. She was born Nov. 21, 1929, in Newton, Kansas, to Leonardo and Dolores (Vasquez) Estrada. She married Joe Corona on Aug. 30, 1947, in Newton, Kansas, and he preceded her in death.

Cecilia was a member of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton. She and Joe volunteered at the Adoration Chapel at Our Lady of Guadalupe for over 20 years. She was retired from housekeeping in the former Axtell Hospital, Newton. Cecilia was known for her sense of humor, and she enjoyed making people laugh, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed puzzles and word search books. The family has fond memories of Cecilia’s beloved Mexican meals and spending time together as a family. She also enjoyed baking and decorating cakes for her friends and family.

Cecilia is survived by her sons, Joe (Susan) Corona, Robert (Licha) Corona, Esteban Corona and Richard Corona; daughters, Gloria DeLeon, Ramona (Larry) Watson and Rachel (Saeid) Hamidi; brothers, Larry and Jerry Estrada; and sister, Josie Palmer and Martina Montano. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Ramona Estrada, Nancy Arrellano, Mary Campa, Claudia Jaso, Margaret Corona, Jennie Arrellano and Dionesia Estrada; and brothers, Chuck (Joaquin) Estrada, Peter Estrada and Frank Estrada.

Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m., Thursday, May 23, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton, with the Reverend Jorge Lopez, Celebrant. Recitation of the Rosary was 6 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton, with the family receiving friends following the Rosary until 8:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the St. Mary Cemetery, Newton.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and left in care of Petersen Funeral Home

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