Gene Rice Crum, 91, of rural Frankfort, died at 4:48 a.m. Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Wesley Manor. He was born May 26, 1930 in Michigantown to Clarence R. and Harriet (Rice) Crum. He married Margaret "Helen" Bullock on Dec. 14, 1951 in Mulberry, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 31, 2012.
Gene grew up in Clinton County and was an admired and respected farmer. He was known as a successful businessman, making many transactions with a handshake. He and his mother started and ran one of the first nursing homes in Clinton County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Eastside Christian Church. He was a loving and protective father and enjoyed being with his family. While living at Wesley Manor, he made many new friends with residents and staff alike. Gene will be remembered for his laugh, his quick wit and his smile.
Gene is survived by three sons, Larry G. (Jacki), Mark A. (Carol) and Gary B. (Lisa) Crum, all of rural Frankfort; a daughter, Judy D. (Marc) Hodges of rural Frankfort; nine grandchildren, Julia (Kurt) Foster of Kirklin, Chris (Dana) Crum of Lafayette, Carrie (Chad) Kyker of Lebanon, Corey (Morgan) Crum of Zionsville, Mason Crum of Frankfort, Austin (Taylor) Crum of Frankfort, Baylee (Brock) Neff of Frankfort, Colton Crum of Frankfort and Rylee Crum of Frankfort; and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and his spouse, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July 18, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Whiteman Cemetery. If you cannot attend, the family would appreciate a card with a written memory. Please visit goodwinfuneralhome.com, where you may share a personal message with the family.