Gene Rice Crum

July 15, 2021

Gene Rice Crum, 91 of rural Frankfort, died at 4:48 a.m. Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Wesley Manor.  He was born May 26, 1930 in Michigantown, Ind. to Clarence R. & Harriet (Rice) Crum.  He married Margaret “Helen” Bullock on December 14, 1951 in Mulberry, Ind. and she preceded him in death on January 31, 2012.

Gene grew up in Clinton County and was an admired and respected farmer. He was known as a successful businessman, making many transactions with a handshake.   He and his mother started and ran one of the first nursing homes in Clinton County.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Eastside Christian Church.  He was a loving and protective father and enjoyed being with his family. While living at Wesley Manor, he made many new friends with residents and staff alike. Gene will be remembered for his laugh, his quick wit and his smile.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July 18, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Whiteman Cemetery. If you cannot attend, the family would appreciate a card with a written memory. Memorial donations may be made to the Wesley Manor Appreciation Fund, 1555 N. Main St., Frankfort, IN 46041 or Clinton County Cancer Fund, 258 1/2 Fourth St., Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

3 Sons: Larry G. (Jacki) Crum, Mark A. (Carol) Crum, Gary B. (Lisa) Crum all of of rural Frankfort, 1 Daughter: Judy D. (Marc) Hodges of rural Frankfort, 9 Grandchildren: Julia (Kurt) Foster of Kirklin, Chris (Dana) Crum of Lafayette, Carrie (Chad) Kyker of Lebanon, Corey (Morgan) Crum of Zionsville, Mason Crum of Frankfort, Austin (Taylor) Crum of Frankfort, Baylee (Brock) Neff of Frankfort, Colton Crum of Frankfort and Rylee Crum of Frankfort, and 8 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents and his spouse, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.


Leave your Condolences

16 Condolences for “Gene Rice Crum”

  1. Larry and Phyllis Hughes July 16, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    Your Dad and Grandfather was one of the good guys. He will missed in our neighborhood. So sorry for your loss.

  2. Mary Kay July 16, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Surrounding your family with prayers.

  3. Byron Jacobs July 16, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    Gene was a great man. I always enjoy walking with him, and enjoyed his wit. Prayers for the family. He will be remembered by many.

  4. Bryan Moore July 16, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    So sorry you guys. I loved your Dad, he was awesome, loved growing up with you guys R.I.P. Gene

  5. Jim and Janilyn Need July 17, 2021 at 8:17 am

    You have our sympathy. We have really enjoyed our time here at Wesley Manor with Gene. He was a gentle spirit with a smile and a hello for everyone.

  6. Sam & Sandy Hiland July 17, 2021 at 10:03 am

    A smile and a laugh that was our neighbor across the road Gene Crum. We were blessed with such a neighbor. Gene’s (good guy) is shown through his children. All good people. We are thinking and praying for each of you, remember the good times!

  7. Maryann Scott Johnson July 17, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    Gene taught me to ride a bicycle when I was about six years old. He lived with his family on road 700 East Frankfort Indiana in the 1940s. I will never forget that time.

  8. Richard and Sandy Brandon July 18, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Our deepest condolences, your dad and mom were good Christian people, and will be missed.

  9. Chris & Sandy DeVol July 18, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Gene Crum is a man and father to be proud of. He taught valuable lessons, worked hard, was a honest and good person but most of all he loved his family with all his heart. He was very proud of his family and the accomplishments he and Helen built with his children, as they should’ve been. The Crum family will miss Gene as they do their mother but they will continue the wonderful Crum function legacy. We love you all.

  10. Justin Landrum July 18, 2021 at 11:56 am

    Deeply saddened to hear this. Sorry for the families loss.

  11. Patrick Davis July 18, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    Sorry for your loss. I remember visiting Gene on his farm when I was around 7. Gene was a great man and he will be missed. Prayers for your family.

  12. July 18, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all your family. Gene was a wonderful kind man. We always enjoyed talking with him. He was great friend to Dick’s mom and dad.

  13. Susie Plunkitt July 18, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    My mom & dad liked being on trips with the Crums & when Dad was around Gene, there was always laughter. So glad that they had those fun memories. Sorry for your loss of Gene. Susie Plunkitt

  14. Richard L. Strawn July 19, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    He will be missed by all who knew him at Wesley Manor. He and I became friends immediately. We had a lot of fun together. I hope he is eating sugar cream pie every day now.

  15. Gary Henderson July 19, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Larry, Gary, Mark, Judy
    Sorry to hear Gene has passed. Hopefully he went in peace. I respected him greatly and very much enjoyed talking with him. He was a pretty straight shooter and a fun guy. He will be missed. Again my condolences to all.

  16. Phil & Gloria Crum July 20, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    So sad to hear of Gene’s passing.

    With sincere sympathies.

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