Obituary for Crystal H (Knight) Earlywine

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Crystal H (Knight) Earlywine

September 30, 1923 - November 22, 2015

Crystal H. (Knight) Earlywine, age 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon, November 22, 2015 at the Homeview Health & Rehabilitation Center in Franklin. She was a resident of Trafalgar.

Crystal was born in Morgantown on September 30, 1923, to the late Paul S. and Lela (Whitaker) Knight. She married George L. Earlywine on July 20, 1945 in Spearsville. He preceded her in death after 69 loving years of marriage on December 30, 2014.

Crystal was a devoted wife, loving mother and homemaker. She worked at the Candy Shop in Nashville during the 1980's and 90's and in the laundry room at Camp Atterbury during the World War II. She was a member of the Franklin Pilgrim Church and the Martindale Church of Christ in Indianapolis. Crystal enjoyed reading, especially her Bible, feeding the birds and working in her flower gardens.

She is survived by her children, Sandra K. (Donald) Miller of Spencer, Bruce A. (Jenny) Earlywine and David W. (Jerry) Earlywine, both of Trafalgar; siblings, Carol (Art) Hadley of Venice, FL, Ruth (Sam) Jester of North Carolina, Marjorie Ballinger of Greenwood and Irene (Robert) Whitlock of Indianapolis; sister in law, Norma Knight of Greenwood; grandchildren, Holly Morrison and Crystal (Joe) Wyatt, both of Spencer, Michelle (Ron) Twaddell of Avon, Alicia Parrott of Franklin, Michael (Dawn) Earlywine and Angela Weiskittel, both of Indianapolis and Chad (Kandy) Earlywine of Martinsville; 15 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Crystal was preceded in death by siblings, Pauline Knight, Arthur, Harry and Leon Knight.

The Rev. Burt Brock will conduct a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Crystal to the Alzheimer's Association, South Central Chapter, 50 E 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or the Homeview Health & Rehabilitation Center "Activities Fund" 651 S. State St. Franklin, IN 46131.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Earlywine family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: September 30, 1923
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Condolences for Crystal Earlywine

Connie "Weddle" Cunningham posted on 1/1/00

I am sorry for your loss.


Darlina Shaw posted on 1/1/00

I am sorry for your loss