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Grace Ellen Crabill, 88, a resident of rural Churubusco and widow of Jack E. Crabill, passed away at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City. She had been in failing health for some time and had been more seriously ill since September.
Mrs. Crabill was born March 8, 1925, in Eel River Township, a daughter of John Thomas and Marian Etta (Rosenogle) McCullough. She spent her formative years in Churubusco, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1943.
On Dec. 15, 1951, she was married in Churubusco to Jack E Crabill, and spent all of her adult life in Whitley County.
She was employed at General Electric during World War II, and also work with her husband in their auto radiator shop. Later in 1983, she was employed by Noble Wire in Merriam for a period.
Mrs. Crabill enjoyed reading and crocheting, and most especially loved and cherished her family and friends.
Mr. Crabill died Nov. 10, 1985.
The surviving relatives include her son, Brett Crabill of Churubusco; a sister, Virginia Bair of Ligonier; and a brother, Thomas (Judy) McCullough of Albion.
In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Roy McCullough, Gerald McCullough, Max, and David McCullough; and by two sisters, Geraldine Weeks and Betty Phillips.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco, with Pastor Eddie R. Jones, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, or one hour prior to the service Monday morning.
Interment will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to St. Judeâ€™s Hospital for Children.
To leave an online condolence for the family in Mrs. Crabillâ€™s memory, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net.