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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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  • November 22
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 22
    Salt Creek Trailhead dedication for Meijer family planned
    10 a.m. by CVS Pharmacy, 292 S. Van Buren St., near junction of 46 East and 135 North
  • November 22
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 23
    Annual community-wide hymn sing planned
    6:30 p.m. Nashville Christian Church, 160 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • November 25
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 28
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 4
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 12
    Widowed group plans Christmas party
    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • December 12
    BCSP Christmas bird count slated
    8 a.m. BCSP Nature Center, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road