Marilyn E. Cripe

September 5, 2018

Marilyn E. Cripe, 85, of Frankfort, passed away September 5, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN surrounded by her family.  She was born in Clinton County, IN on August 20, 1933 to W. Dale and Mary (Gum) Miller.  She graduated from Rossville High School in 1951.  She married Merl B. Cripe on July 3, 1953 and he preceded her in death in 1981.

Marilyn worked as a legal secretary and court reporter in Clinton and Tippecanoe counties for over 50 years.  She was a prolific reader, avid bridge and euchre player, and enjoyed traveling the world.  She volunteered her time and talents to several groups over the years, including Pink Ladies, where she served as treasurer, Friends of the Library, and Bible Studies.  She was a member and past trustee of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Frankfort, where she taught Sunday school.

Visitation and Services

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life service at 6 p.m. Monday, September 10, 2018 at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 352 W. Clinton St., Frankfort, IN. Family will receive friends following the service in the church Fellowship Hall. Burial will be in Rossville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Frankfort Community Public Library or the Clinton County Cancer Fund, envelopes will be available at the church.

Survived by:

Marilyn is survived by 2 daughters, Barbara A. (Bo) Beaulieu, of W. Lafayette, IN. and Janet S. Cripe, of Zionsville, IN. a son, Keith D. (Connie) Cripe of Maple Valley, WA, grandchildren, Lisa (Vincent) Kimura, Brian (Isa) Beaulieu, Diane (Scott) Geiszler, Andrea (Britt) Bowens, Alexandra (Jason) O’Connor and Pamela (Cody Young) Cripe. She loved her 10 great-grandchildren, Ava, Roman and Dante Kimura, Jackson, Parker and Carson Geiszler, Caleb Bowens, Juliette and Aria O’Connor and Lillian Beaulieu.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother Charles Miller.


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “Marilyn E. Cripe”

  1. William L. Davey September 6, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Condolences to you and your family during these times….

  2. Brent and Kathy Hoffman September 6, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    So sorry to hear of Marilyn passing. So many memories of the Cripe household as we were growing up. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  3. Annette Laeler September 7, 2018 at 8:11 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray for peace and joy as you celebrate her life. Cyber hugs to you and your family.

  4. Eric Gubera September 7, 2018 at 9:45 am

    With deepest sympathies from Janet’s district co-workers at AstraZeneca.

  5. Brenda Rody September 7, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Work with Marilyn at Tippecanoe county courts. Such a delightful lady to be around. So sorry for your loss but God got another angel in heaven. Bless you all. She loved her family and spoke dearly of you. Such a beautiful smile.

  6. Vickie Hadley September 7, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    So sorry to hear the news and praying for your support and comfort during this difficult time. Cherish the memories. She lived a very fulfilling life and raised children that she was proud of and who brought much joy into her life. You will join her again one day as a complete family.

  7. Julie Haskell September 10, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Dear Barb and Bo,
    I am in St Elizabeth’s chapel praying for your mother Barb. She must have been a wonderful, intelligent, caring and loving mother and friend to many. Although she will be missed by you, remember her in your heart and in the heart of Jesus who is now enjoying her company. Bless you and find comfort in His love.

  8. Susan Ruch September 10, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Janet, We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet mom. We enjoyed seeing her and visiting with her at church. Joe enjoyed getting to know her over the years, he mowed for her. It’s never easy to say goodbye. Our thoughts are with you during this time. May God grant you peace and strength.

    Susan and Joe Ruch

  9. Mike and Hilarie Crews September 10, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Please fill out this form to contact the staff of Goodwin Funeral Home. We will respond to your message as soon as possible.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Family Information Guide

Goodwin Funeral Home obituaries are created from information contained in the Family Information Guide.

The Family Information Guide is a no-cost service provided by Goodwin Funeral Home for families and individuals who wish to record their personal information during the funeral preplanning process.

Begin your Family Information Guide today. Learn more about preparing yourself and loved ones for difficult and emotional decisions in the future.

Start my Family Information Guide

Funeral Arrangement Planner

Begin planning a funeral with our simple funeral arrangement planner.

The funeral arrangement planner was created to help guide you through the basic steps of planning a funeral. You may send your funeral plans to our office with any questions you may have about the funeral planning process.

Funeral Arrangement Planner