Melissa Joann Crum

June 1, 2014
By

June 1, 2014

Neal’s Funeral Home
306 S Walnut St.
Osgood, IN 47037
812-689-4262

Melissa J. Crum, age 48 of Sunman, Indiana, entered this life on March 10, 1966 in Greensburg, Indiana. Melissa graduated from the Oldenburg Academy in Oldenburg, Indiana and also from Marion College, Indianapolis, Indiana.  After graduating from college, she taught school at St. Mary’s in Greensburg, Indiana.  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 eighty shows a year.  They actually had a group following!
She attended church at Adams Lutheran Church near Batesville, Indiana 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!

SURVIVORS:
Husband:  Alan Crum of Sunman, IN
Father:  Melvin Billman of Sunman, IN

Sons:
Jeffry and Alex Crum of Sunman.

Daughter:
Liddy Marie Crum of Sunman

Sisters:
Annette Reeves of Ragley, LA
Amy Caliendo of Wilmington, DE
Julie Billman of Batesville

Sister-in-law:
Lori Crum of Ashland, OH

In-Laws:  Gene and Phyllis Crum of Milan, IN

Visitation:
Wednesday, June 4, 2014/ Adams Lutheran Church, Batesville, In/3:00 – 8:00 pm

Funeral:
Thursday, June 5, 2014/ Adams Lutheran Church/ 10:00 am/she will lie in state at the church from 9:00 am until the funeral.

Burial:  Church Cemetery

Memorials:  Adams Lutheran Church

Arrangements By:  Neal’s Funeral Home
www.nealsfuneralhome.net

Listen Live

Upcoming Events

Nov
18
Tue
9:00 am Achieving Net-Zero Energy Goal @ Jennings County Public Library
Achieving Net-Zero Energy Goal @ Jennings County Public Library
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm
JENNINGS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY Achieving Net-Zero energy goal Jennings County Public Library is located on North State Road 3 in North Vernon, IN.  The library is open from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  Closed Sunday. To follow the library’s progress and monitoring of the solar panels, visit our website:  www.jenningslib.org The Jennings County Public Library is proud to announce it will soon become the largest net-zero energy use public library in Indiana. It is anticipated that the facility will produce energy greater than or equal than that it consumes. The library’s 33,000 square foot facility has made energy improvements in lighting, HVAC, Insulation and rooftop Solar and Solar Tracking Solutions that are helping contribute to the net-zero energy goals. “This project combines an effort to both innovate and think critically about the impact that science can have on the world.  Our net-zero goal is a way to reduce our global footprint and improve our community,” said Steve Massey, President of the Jennings County Public Library Board.  “Net-zero is a process – and an opportunity for the public to learn with us.” Solar Power[...]
Dec
3
Wed
6:00 pm 4-H Online Enrollment Deadline @ Online
4-H Online Enrollment Deadline @ Online
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 15 @ 12:00 am
The 4-H enrollment deadline is 3 months early this year and enrollment is expected to be completed online which means big change for our members!! The 4-H Enrollment deadline is January 15, 2015.
Dec
21
Sun
10:00 am Classic Violinist and Singer Per... @ Adams Lutheran Church
Classic Violinist and Singer Per... @ Adams Lutheran Church
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jean Watson, a classically trained singer and violinist, will be performing and bringing her message to Adams Lutheran Church on December 21st at their 10:00 am worship service.

View Calendar