Edwin M. Crum 98, lifelong Beard, Indiana resident, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Thursday, May 01, 2014 in the Wesley Manor Health Care Center, Frankfort, IN. He was born on September 18, 1915 in Clinton County, IN to the late Earl & Bessie (Cox) Crum. Ed married Nova Kate Pickering on September 12, 1939 and she preceded him in death on March 20, 1974. He then married Evelyn McQuinn Stroup in April of 1975 and she passed away on May 29, 1999.
Ed was a lifetime farmer and had previously worked at Schlosser’s Dairy in Frankfort, Fairfield in Lafayette, Curtis Wright in Indianapolis and at Stellite in Kokomo from 1960-1975. He was a 1935 graduate of Michigantown High School. His memberships included the Hopewell United Methodist Church where he was a lifelong member, served as a Lay Leader in the church and was a past Sunday School Superintendent; Beard Masonic Lodge F&AM #641, 75 year member, Past Master, Past Patron Beard O.E.S, Scottish Rite and York Rite in Indianapolis and the Michigantown Lions Club.
Visitation and Services
Friends may visit on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. with Masonic Services at 5 p.m. at the Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S Main Street in Frankfort. An additional hour of calling will be held Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Wesley Manor Chapel, 1555 N Main Street in Frankfort. Funeral Services will be held at Wesley Manor at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Hopewell Cemetery Association or the Wesley Manor Employee Benefit Fund. Online condolences may be made at goodwinfuneralhome.com
1 Son: Phil H. (Wife-Gloria) Crum of McAllen, TX 2 Daughters: Shirley (Husband-Larry) Abbott of Zionsville, IN Nancy (Husband-Bob) Kehrer of Rural Frankfort 3 Brothers: Wayne (Wife-Wilma) Crum-Rural Frankfort Dick Crum-Michigantown Max Crum-Rural Frankfort 1 Sister: Dorothy Beets-Wesley Manor in Frankfort 5 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren and 14 Great Great Grandchildren also survive.
Preceded in death by a sister, Mary Pickering, 2 Great Granddaughters and 1 Great Grandson.