Betty Ann (New) Crum

November 11, 2013

Betty Ann (New) Crum 80, of rural Frankfort, died at 8:20 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2013 in St. Vincent Heart Center, Indianapolis, IN. She was born in Boone County on September 22, 1933, to Elbert C. & Ruby H. (King) New. She met the love of her life in 1948 and was married to Max A. Crum on November 17, 1951. They farmed in Clinton County all their life. Betty attended Jackson Elementary School, Beard School, and was a 1951 graduate of Michigantown High School. She was a 60+ year member of Beard /Frankfort OES holding several offices and was Worthy Matron in 1960-61. She worked a short time at Clinton Central School and in the Auditor’s office of Clinton County. She then worked for Heavilon Credit Bureau for 8 ½ years and retired from Milner Community Health Care in Rossville after nearly 20 years as bookkeeper and office manager. Betty was member of Hopewell United Methodist Church for 65 years, played organ and piano for the church for many years, a member of United Methodist Women, Friendship Class and Church Women United. She was a member of the Genealogy Society of Clinton County and did some genealogy research of both sides of the family. Betty and her husband delivered Meals on Wheels and volunteered with Michigantown Food Pantry for several years. She enjoyed sewing for her family, reading, gardening and flowers and attending the sports events of her children and grandchildren. She loved her family and enjoyed being with them.

Visitation and Services

Visitations will be at Goodwin Funeral Home from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2013 and from 9:30-10 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Service will be at the Hopewell United Methodist Church, 3460 E CR 500 N, Frankfort, IN, near Beard at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Hopewell Cemetery Association.

Survived by:

Her husband Max, daughter Denise Robertson of Plainfield, daughter Marsha Catron Randall (John) of West Lafayette, son Rick (Peggy) of rural; Rossville, sons Glenn (Stephanie) and John (Tina), both of rural Frankfort. Also 14 grandchildren, Ryan Robertson (Sara) of rural Martinsville, Amber Robertson of Plainfield, Klarisa Catron Quackenbush (Christopher) of Fort Wayne, Jonathan Catron of Pendleton, Jeremy (Lana) Crum , Caleb (Caren) Crum, Bethany (Zach) Brown, Rachel Crum all of rural Rossville, Jared Crum of Lafayette, Tiffany (Damon) Gerald of rural Frankfort, Brittany Crum of Paris, Texas and Demaris, Jade & Jordan Crum all of rural Frankfort, 15 great grandchildren, a brother Meredith New of Frankfort and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded by:

Her parents, a brother Eugene and a son-in-law Bill Catron.


20 Condolences for “Betty Ann (New) Crum”

  1. Ray and Lonnie Beets November 13, 2013 at 2:40 am

    What a wonderful tribute to the legacy of Aunt Betty. She will be forever in our hearts.

  2. Bob Adams November 13, 2013 at 2:53 am

    Marsha, sorry for your loss.

  3. Marilyn Abbott November 13, 2013 at 4:28 am

    My heart felt sympathy to the whole family. I have many fond memories of Betty. God Bless!

  4. Cheryl Sorgen November 13, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Thanks for sharing the obituary link. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this most difficult time. It’s so difficult to lose a parent. Take care.

  5. Joe and Carolyn Wagner November 13, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    “Well done good and faithful servant.”

  6. Raymond Burns November 13, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Betty and I were classmates at MHS, we would see each other at class reunions then Betty and Max started coming to Texas a few years ago and they would come over to Harlingen to visit us and we would eat lunch, Betty played our organ for us one time. we had good times.
    Our deepest condolences for your loss.
    Raymond and Alicia Burns
    San Antonio, Texas

  7. Wayne & Karen Patchett November 13, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    When Betty moved to Michigantown School from Beard, I thought she was just about the prettiest girl in school, and smart too! Over the years, she has done a lot to insure that the class of ’51 remained close and gathered together whenever possible. The entire community will feel her loss. In recent years, Karen has enjoyed visiting and talking genealogy at the CCGS meetings. We are in Missouri with our daughter right now and won’t be home in time to attend the memorial service, but our sympathy and prayers reach out to Max and their family at this time.
    Wayne & Karen Patchett

  8. Mike and Kathy New Needham November 13, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    We will sadly miss Aunt Betty. She was one of my first babysitters. I have pictures or movies of her helping me take steps. I also depended on her to look in on Dad (Meredith) from time to time. She’s a lady I always wanted to get to know even better as she had so many good qualities to follow after. Talk about a woman who did it all. She did. Large family, kept her home, had a job, took care of her parents, worked in the church, worked in the community. She was a Proverbs 31 woman – a ruby and worth more than a rubies. She fought a valiant fight, a good fight. Now she is with her Lord and Savior. Bless you Aunt Betty. We wish her family God-given comfort for their loss, and may you feel Jesus wrap his arms around all of you at this difficult time.

  9. Judy Snyder Stout November 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    So sorry to hear about Betty – she was a very special person in my life and I know she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief.

  10. Joanne Varden November 13, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Dear Rick and family, So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Wishing you all peace and sympathy at this sad time.
    Joanne and Bob

  11. Carol Hamilton November 13, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Got to see this great lady at mom’s birthday party last year. So glad she and your dad could make it. My best to all of you. Carol

  12. Shellie Dexter November 13, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Deepest sympathy to your family. Betty was a very sweet, caring lady with many talents. She will be greatly missed.

  13. Mike Strong November 14, 2013 at 2:08 am

    Rick – Your Mom sounded like an absolutely wonderful woman and can be proud for raising such a wonderful family. I wish you and your family peace during this difficult time. Mike & Ann Marie Strong

  14. Judie Kinnersley November 14, 2013 at 3:14 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about Betty’s passing I worked at Milner’s with her for several years, she was a great lady.

  15. Erilda & Ron Coleman November 15, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Dear Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Betty will be deeply missed by her family and her family at Hopewell. She always was a dear, dear friend of Eleanor (Coleman) Davis and always had a smile whenever Ron & I had the privilege of coming to Hopewell Church. She leaves a precious legacy. Such a great person. God Bless. Ron & Erilda – Foley, Alabama

  16. John and Mary Kay Baker November 16, 2013 at 1:59 am

    Dear Glenn and John Crum and their families,

    Sending our warmest sympathy to you and your families. May God surround your families with his comfort and love in the coming days.

  17. Deb Brooks November 16, 2013 at 3:15 am

    I am sorry I couldn’t make it to the viewing or the funeral, know that you and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss Marsha. HUGS AND PRAYERS SENT YOUR WAY. Love Deb

  18. Fred Heavilon, Jr. November 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Just saw this sad news. Mrs. Crum was indeed special. I was fortunate to know her. My sympathy to Mrs. Crum’s family and friends.

  19. Keith Gephart November 21, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Max, I am so sorry to have heard this…loved her dearly…she always brought smiles to my face. If you need anything please let me know. May God be with you …..

  20. Phil & Gloria Crum November 25, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    We just reviewed the video once more. What a beautiful tribute. Needless to say it did bring a tear or two. The funeral was a wonderful tribute to Aunt Betty by all who participated. It does have a way of bringing family and friends closer together. Sympathy to all and best wishes for Uncle Max.

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