Martha Louise Crouch
Martha Louise Crouch, 96, of Tipton, died at 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, at her residence. She was born on July 30, 1920, to George and Lillie (Weaver) Wilburn. Louise was born, raised, and educated in Tipton County. She married her childhood sweetheart, Guy Crouch Jr. and they enjoyed 72 years of marriage together.
She is the mother of four children: Sherry [Larry] Beach of Winamac, Tom [Betty] Crouch of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Ann Swift of Tipton, and Dan [Jane] Crouch of Lisle, Illinois. Louise was the doting grandmother of 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Louise retired from the Tipton County Memorial Hospital after 35 years as lab manager. She volunteered for patient services in the oncology department and also for the hospital auxiliary. She had served as president of the Tipton County Cancer Society for five years and co-chaired the Relay for Life. She was also grand marshal for the Tipton County Pork Festival in 2002.
Louise and Guy had lived all of their lives in Tipton County and had been actively engaged in farming. Through their children, they have supported many school programs, 4-H endeavors, and farm organizations. They were very active in their church, Hazel Dell Friends.
Visitation was 3-7 p.m. Friday, March 10, at Young-Nichols Funeral Home, Tipton, and from 11 a.m. - noon Saturday, March 11, at the church. Funeral services for Louise were at noon, Saturday, March 11, at the Hazel Dell Friends Church, 4017 E. 300 N., Windfall. David Freelan presided. Burial took place at Fairview Cemetery, Tipton.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Hazel Dell Friends Church, 4017 E. 300 N., Windfall, IN 46076.
(Pulaski County Journal — March 15, 2017)