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Marie Eugena Crabtree, 95, Nashville

Marie Eugena Crabtree, 95, of Nashville, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born July 14, 1917 at Dowell Hill in Bartholomew County, daughter of the late Dallas William Webster Purtlebaugh and Inez Whittington Purtlebaugh. Marie graduated from Central High School in Columbus. She married in 1934, Lee D. Crabtree of Columbus. She was very active in her life working throughout the years at Arvin Industries where she was known as “Rosie the Riveter”, Cummins Engines, Camp Atterbury, the Village Candle Shop and owner of The Gables Café. During her lifetime she lived in Nashville; San Angelo, Texas; Fairbanks, Alaska; Columbus, Ga.; and Albuquerque, N.M. She enjoyed traveling and travelled to many places around the world like England, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. She loved to see the world. Marie was a member of Eastern Star, she published a cookbook, and she accepted the Medal of Honor for her husband by the government of France, where he had assisted the French resistance during World War II. She will be deeply missed by family and friends.

Marie is survived by two children, Kay Crabtree Duff Hedrick and Janet (Richard) Crabtree Sutton; three grandchildren, Jim (Donna) Duff, Lydia (Rob) Schleicher, and Liana Sutton; granddaughter-in-law, Robin Duff Rose; ten great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee D. Crabtree; two grandchildren, Jennylee Duff and Timothy Duff; and by brothers and sisters, Evelyn, Bonnie, Robert, Vern and Donald.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, March 11 at Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus. Visitation took place Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home in Nashville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Brown County Mother’s Cupboard  Community Kitchen, 5306 State Road 135 North, Nashville, IN 47448; to Brown County TRIAD at 988-5606; or to the Eli Duff Scholarship Fund. 

Online condolences can be made to the family at www.BondMitchellFuneralHome.com.

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  • July 28
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • July 28
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • July 28
    BC Area Plan Commission
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • July 28
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • July 29
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • July 29
    Environmental workshop set at library
    9 a.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • July 29
    Rotary Club food booth at county fair
  • July 29
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board meeting CANCELED
  • July 30
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • July 30
    Gospel jam & sing in Gnaw Bone
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • July 30
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • July 30
    Rotary Club food booth at county fair
  • July 31
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom July 31
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • July 31
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • July 31
    Live dulcimer music at history center
    2 to 4 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • July 31
    Fingerstyle guitar festival spans three days
    7 p.m. to Pine Room, 51 E. Chestnut St.
  • August 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • August 1
    Free clothes, supplies for students Aug. 1 at intermediate school
    9 a.m to 1 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 School House Lane
  • August 1
    Acoustic guitar festival hosted at Playhouse
    11 to 4 p.m., 7:30 to 10 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • August 2
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • August 2
    CSVFD serves pancake breakfast
    7:30 to 11:30 a.m. CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • August 2
    Guitar and performance workshops planned
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • August 2
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • August 4
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • August 4
    Brown County Council
    2 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • August 4
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • August 4
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • August 6
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • August 6
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • August 7
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • August 8
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • August 11
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • August 12
    Blood drive scheduled at Parkview church
    2 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • August 13
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • August 15
    Rock & mineral club
    6 p.m. Extension Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • August 15
    TRIAD annual picnic at Parkview church
    11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • August 15
    Kingdom fest at Nashville church
    1 to 4 p.m. Nashville United Methodist Church, 36 S. Jefferson St.
  • August 24
    American history DVD set to air at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane