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Crystal Freese Roscoe, 83, Columbus

Crystal Freese Roscoe, 83, Columbus, died at 6:08  p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was a graduate of Van Buren High School in Brown County, and of business college, majoring in bookkeeping, secretarial and business administration. She received a rural electric management degree from University of Nebraska in Lincoln and attended U.S.D.A. accounting courses.

She was employed at Bartholomew County R.E.M.C from 1953 to 1989. During those years, she held positions from office worker, assistant bookkeeper, assistant office manager, office manager, and, in November of 1982, was appointed general manager, a position she held until August of 1989.

She was the first female general manager of an electric cooperative in Indiana and, at the time, only the seventh in the United States. She also was the first female director on the board of directors of Hoosier Energy, the energy supplier for 18 rural electric membership cooperatives in Indiana.

She was a member of Ogilville Christian Church and served 17 years as church treasurer, from 1993 to 2010.

A volunteer with the agency on aging, she took people to doctor and  beauty shop appointments, for shopping trips, grocery shopping, and then for approximately 13 years, she volunteered delivering Meals on Wheels.

She loved going to the family home on State Road 135 near Story, which her dad and mom purchased in 1941. Whenever possible, she attended activities at Mt. Nebo Methodist Church and Christiansburg Methodist Church in Brown County.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street, Columbus, with Martin E. Wright officiating.

Family and friends can call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 and 9 a.m. to time of service Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Burial will be at Christiansburg Cemetery in Brown County.

Memorial contributions can be made Ogilville Christian Church.

Online condolences can be sent to Crystal's family and a video tribute can be viewed at barkesweaverglick.com.

She was born in Brown County, Feb. 27, 1930, daughter of Ray and Vira Greathouse Freese.

She married Russell J. Baughman in 1950; he preceded her in death in 1963. She later married Glenn W. Roscoe in 1966; he preceded her in death in 1989.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, July Roscoe of Brown County; stepgranddaughters, Kristin Klinger of Chicago and Jennifer Roby of Denver; nieces, Kathleen Freese Alexander of Virginia and Paula Freese Denbo of Bloomington; nephews, Oddis Lee Freese of Brownstown, Kevin Ray Freese of Brownstown and Michael Lee Freese of Brown County; several great-grandnieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents, Jacob and Emily Ayers Greathouse and John Calvin and Nancy Kirts Freese; husbands; brothers, Paul, Glen, Neal and Howard Freese; and sisters, Pearl Thompson, Pauline Smith and Geneva Hobson.

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  • October 31
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • October 31
    Trick-or-Treat hours set for Nashville
    6 to 9 p.m. Nashville
  • October 31
    Deadline to RSVP for Brown County/Purdue Extension dinner meeting
  • October 31
    Trunk or Treat at Helmsburg church
    6 to 8 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • November 1
    Annual chicken noodle dinner, craft bazaar at Christiansburg church
    4 to 7 p.m. Christiansburg United Methodist Church, 7372 S. Christianburg Road
  • November 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 1
    Annual craft, bake sale at Helmsburg church
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St.
  • November 1
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 1
    Annual bazaar, quilt raffle, bake sale, bean dinner
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Goshen Community Church, 2798 Gatesville Road, Bean Blossom
  • November 3
    Nashville Redevelopment Commission
    4:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • November 4
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • November 4
    Government offices CLOSED
  • November 5
    Woodworkers club
    7 p.m. Charlie Roush's Shop, 6987 Christianberg Road
  • November 5
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 6
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • November 6
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 6
    Salt Creek Trail Committee
    10 a.m. BC Parks & Rec. Office, 1001 Deer Run Lane
  • November 6
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. Helmsburg Elementary School, 5378 Helmsburg School Road
  • November 6
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 7
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 8
    Second Saturday Village Art Walk
    5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Nashville
  • November 8
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • November 8
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 8
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 11
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 11
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • November 12
    Mandatory scholarship meeting at the high school
    6:30 p.m. Brown County High School, 235 School House Lane
  • November 12
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 13
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 14
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 15
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 15
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 18
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 19
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 20
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 23
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    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road