Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Obituaries

June 3, 2014

Melissa J. Crum, 48 March 10, 1966 - June 1, 2014

Melissa J. Crum, 48, of Sunman, entered this life March 10, 1966 in Greensburg, and passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, at her home.

Melissa graduated Oldenburg Academy in Oldenburg, and Marian University, Indianapolis.

After graduating from college, she taught school at St. Mary’s in Greensburg.

Melissa married Alan Eugene Crum June 6, 1992. This happy union blessed them with three children. As her children expressed, she was a wonderful mother and a GREAT cook!

Side by side for many years, she and her husband Alan ran and operated Crum Farms near Sunman. She loved the farm. Melissa actually helped plant the crops, drive the farm trucks and helped with the raising of turkeys, hogs and cattle.

Music was another passion of Melissa and Alan’s. They both belonged to the “Adams Church Boys Plus.” For years they brought joy and comfort to many people in the Ripley County area, and many other places in the state either singing with the group or mostly just by themselves. They did around 80 shows a year. They actually had a group following!

She attended church at Adams Lutheran Church near Batesville, where she had been the organist and also a Sunday school teacher.

Family, farming and music was her life! Her beautiful smile and spirit will be so deeply missed by her family and friends!

She is survived by her husband Alan Crum of Sunman; father Melvin Billman of Sunman; sons Jeffry and Alex Crum of Sunman; daughter Liddy Marie Crum of Sunman; sisters Annette Reeves of Ragley, Louisiana, Amy Caliendo of Wilmington, Delaware, Julie Billman of Batesville; sister-in-law Lori Crum of Ashland, Ohio; in-Laws Gene and Phyllis Crum of Milan.

Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at Adams Lutheran Church, Batesville.

Funeral begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the church; she will lie in state from 9 a.m. until time of funeral Wednesday.

Burial in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Adams Lutheran Church.

Condolences at www.nealsfuneralhome.net.

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