Ottie "Jorene" Kroth, 2:00 PM, Monday, April 23, 2018


Ottie “Jorene” Kroth (our beloved Mom/Mommy/Mema) was born to Arthur and Delia Roberts on September 13, 1928 in Wynnewood, OK and left this earth on April 15, 2018 in Oklahoma City.

She married Henry Kroth on August 2, 1947 and they made their home in Oklahoma City until 1971 before moving to their farm in Wanette, Ok. Jorene is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Henry, siblings Lois Graves, Alta Alkire and infant brother Harlis.

She is survived by her brother Arvie (and Yvonne) Roberts, sister-in-law Lanell Kroth, children Sandra Kroth-Guthrie of the home and James (and Lisa) Kroth, grandchildren Deana (and Rick) Pierce, Carl (and Teri) Guthrie, Cole (and Shelby Swanson) Williams, and Brandon Williams, and great-grandchildren Cameron Pierce, Kylie Guthrie and Lindsey Guthrie as well as countless friends and family.

Her many loved ones will forever cherish Jorene’s amazing spirit, her generosity and her indelible sense of humor. As the matriarch of the family, Jorene touched many lives during her 89 years. A graduate of Capitol Hill High School in 1947, Jorene went on to work for the Oklahoma tag agency for 20 years and later served as the McClain County Treasurer. She finished her career as a Cleveland County Deputy Treasurer, working for over 30 years to the grand old age of 83. She will be missed and loved by all. Those who knew her will forever be grateful for the time we got to share with her.


A viewing will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 12 - 9 pm at John Ireland Funeral Home, Moore, OK. 


It is impossible to count the wonderful memories we have in our hearts for Jorene. Those who knew her best will no doubt recall:

  • How much she loved family gatherings. Easter celebrations, Christmas at the farm, Family Reunions. We will never forget her being right in the middle of a house full of guests, kids underfoot, food cooking on every available burner and her smiling and laughing and loving it all.
  • How happy she was living the farm life. She was proud of her gardening and canning and so pleased when her loved ones would share in those endeavors. And, anyone who has ever seen her sitting on her porch swing at the end of the day has truly seen her in her element.
  • How much she enjoyed table games with friends and family. Those fortunate enough to share time with her playing cards or dominoes by the fireside can still hear her laughing.
  • How she liked to travel and share experiences with her best friends. She had an appreciation for what this world has to offer and thought those experiences were best when shared with the ones she loved.
  • How she tried to downplay her guilty pleasure of watching soap operas. She would scoff and smile at the storylines while making sure not to let her subscription to Soaps Digest lapse.

To list all that made her special would take an eternity. We would love to hear of any fond memories you may have. Please feel free to say a word or two about what you remember best of our beloved Jorene.


Funeral Services for Jorene will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, April 23, 2018, in the chapel of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home, located at 120 South Broadway, in Moore, OK.  Interment to follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, in Oklahoma City.  Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel.  






Teresa McClure commented on 18-Apr-2018 09:48 PM
Holding all of you in prayer. Always grateful for the relationship I had with Jo and her family. She will always be a part of my family!
Joy Anderson Mitchell commented on 20-Apr-2018 01:54 PM
I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Jorene was a special lady. I worked with her at Cleveland County Treasurer’s Office. I went to lunch with her many times and always enjoyed her company. I loved listening to her talk to the public that owed back taxes on personal or business taxes. She meant business!!! Lol. She was dynamite in a small package and we are all better for knowing her!!!
Terry Stapleton commented on 20-Apr-2018 02:43 PM
I am so sorry to hear this. I worked with Jorene at CCTreas. office many years ago. But she was often in my thoughts and prayers even after I left that office. I loved her spirit, her intelligence, and her humor. She so adored her children and grandchildren, and I am glad they were near her. Now she can be with her husband who passed so long ago, and their spirits can travel together as was the plan when he was taken too soon. Love to the whole family.
Feuerborn, Jeanne commented on 20-Apr-2018 04:13 PM
Aunt Jorene will be so dearly missed. She was such a wonderful person that touched the lives of everyone in the family. Heaven has a new star!
Jodi Marti-Weeks commented on 23-Apr-2018 09:43 AM
I am so sorry. She is going to be missed. Jorene (Granny) was such a wonderful woman. My prayers are with all of you.
Holly Jones commented on 23-Apr-2018 01:48 PM
I remember going to Aunt Jorene's and Uncle Henry's house in the back of my Grandma Geneva's truck. She would always greet us with a smile and let us take a dip in the hot tub. Great memories and lots of laughs she will be able to share now with Uncle Henry.


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