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Ruth Carol Crabb

Monday, January 19, 2009

Ruth Carol Crabb, 80, Brazil, died Jan. 16, 2009, at 6:20 a.m., at St. Vincent Clay Hospital.

She had been a resident of Clay Health Center for the past three years.

She was born Aug. 29, 1928, in Monticello, Ind., the daughter of Howard E. Gustin and Ruth Cullen Gustin.

She graduated from Indianapolis Shortridge High School, class of 1946.

She continued to enjoy going to her class reunions for many years.

As a young girl, she worked for Indiana Bell Telephone before serving in the USAF.

On Dec. 6, 1957, she married Donald R. Crabb.

She and Don spent their first years of marriage in the Plainfield and Indianapolis area before moving to Brazil in 1963.

Carol worked outside the home at the Windbreaker Plant, CBS and at Hunter Oil, where she was a bookkeeper.

She was a member of the American Legion Post No. 2, and the V.F.W. Post No. 1127.

She enjoyed reading and spending time with friends and family.

Survivors include her children Barry and Pat Crabb, Phoenix, Ariz., Gary and Terry Crabb, Brazil, Harley Ray "Dutch" of Putnamville, and James Mark Crabb, Brazil, daughter-in-law Kelly Crabb, grandchildren Brian Crabb, Stephanie Crabb, Jenny Crabb, Shawn Short (Cathy), Ashley Boisvert (Brian), Joy Nikitin (Roman), Dutchie Crabb, Sara Crabb, Jessica Phillips (Bill), Karrie Crabb, Matt Crabb (Crystal), Tiffany Crabb and Joey Crabb, great-grandchildren Emma, Kaylee, Kiara, Ian, Tyler, Emily and Chloe, sister-in-law Mary Ann Tyler (Bill), Monticello, many nieces, nephews and a large extended family.

She was preceded in death by her father Howard Gustin, her mother Ruth Gustin Kirken, brothers Dick Gustin, John Gustin and Joseph Gustin, sister Sara Jane Gill, her husband Donald Crabb and son Tracy Alan Crabb.

Services will take place Thursday at 11 a.m., at French Funeral Home, with Rev. Ernie Rush officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m., and again Thursday prior to services.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice.

Post a heart of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.