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Evelyn Marlee Crum

Evelyn Marlee Crum, age 82, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Monday, December 19, 2022, at Altercare Summit Acres. She was born November 13, 1940, in Marietta, daughter of the late John Parker and Lottie Opal Morrison Crum. Evelyn attended Elk Local High School. She lived at home and helped her parents on the family farm, where she cared for her parents as well as her brother, Carlos. She had a green thumb and until recently raised a huge garden. She was a member of the Crum Ridge Church of Christ. She was a devoted Christian who rarely missed a service. Evelyn enjoyed picking wild berries, taking care of animals, and cooking meals for others. If you stopped by her home you were always invited to eat. She had a wonderful sense of humor.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by an infant sister, Helena Opal Crum; two brothers, John Carlos Crum and Vernon Woodrow Crum; one niece, Anya Huie; and one nephew, Steve Martin.

Surviving are her siblings, Eva Bettinger, Ellen Martin, and Larry Crum, all of Caldwell; a sister-in-law, Faith Crum of Caldwell; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may call Monday, December 26, 2022, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell. The funeral service will be observed Tuesday, December 27 at 11 a.m. at the Crum Ridge Church of Christ with Brent Smith and Sam Bartrug officiating. Burial will follow at Crum Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Crum Ridge Cemetery, c/o Lee Gildow, 41716 Crum Ridge Road, Caldwell, Ohio, 43724. An online guestbook may be signed at

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