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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.

  • March 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 6
    'SpongeBob Movie' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 6
    Live band at winery
    7 to 10 p.m. Chateau Thomas Winery, Coachlight Square, 225 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • March 7
    Meet your legislators at County Office Building
    10 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 7
    Music celebration at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • March 7
    Live music at winery
    7 to 10 p.m. Chateau Thomas Winery, Coachlight Square, 225 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 8
    'Wilderness Plots'-themed concert planned
    4 p.m. BCHS, 235 School House Lane
  • March 8
    Brown County bridal tour slated
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. various locations
  • March 8
    'SpongeBob Movie' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 9
    Beeline beekeepers club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • March 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 10
    Nashville Parking & Public Facilities
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • March 10
    Widowed group euchre party
    1 p.m. Sycamore Valley Community Center, 746 Memorial Drive
  • March 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship, 602 State Road 135 North
  • March 10
    CSCD Roads, Security commissions
    6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. CSCD Office, 8377 Cordry Drive; CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • March 11
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • March 12
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artist Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 12
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 12
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • March 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • March 14
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • March 18
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • March 19
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 20
    Widowed group
    12:20 p.m. Brown County IGA parking lot, 30 Hawthorne Dr.; St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 21
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • March 21
    Jackson Township VFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • March 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • April 9
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 24
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • April 25
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • April 26
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont