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Linda  Marie Crotts
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Obituary for Linda Marie Crotts

Linda Marie Crotts, 75, of LaGrange, IN died Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at her home.

Mrs. Crotts was born on March 28, 1943 in Fort Wayne, IN to Carlton H. and Marybelle (Miller) Taylor.

Linda was raised in Wolcottville, IN and graduated of Wolcottville High School. After she graduated she left the area living in Kent, WA, Corona, CA, and Cedar City, UT until she returned to her roots in LaGrange County in 2009. She was a clerk and cashier for many years at Corona Products in Corona, CA. After returning to LaGrange, she became a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in LaGrange.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Lynda Kay Hawkins of Waterloo, IN, and Shelly Jo and Glenn “Logan” Leroux of Waterloo, IN; two sons and daughters-in-law, James Michael and Jenny Shelafoe of Enoch, UT, and Roger Dean and Mary Grace Shelafoe of Greenwood, AR; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary E. and Fred Auman of Wolcottville, IN and Georgene and Kenneth Wilson of Auburndale, FL; and three brothers and sisters-in-law, Carlton H. “Bucky” Jr. and Kay Taylor of Charleston, SC, David D. and Marsha Taylor of Sturgis, MI, and Ray A. and Linda Taylor of Kendallville, IN.

Preceding Linda is death were her parents; a son-in-law, Maurice M. Hawkins; two granddaughters, Alisha Marie Shelafoe and Jamie Michelle Shelafoe; a sister, Jacqueline R. Tombs; and two brothers, Gordon Lee and Michael J. Taylor.

A funeral mass will take place on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 050 N 100 E, LaGrange, IN. Father J. Steele, CSC will officiate the service.

Burial will be on Wednesday at 1:00 pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Avilla, IN.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 4-7 pm at Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 W. Michigan St., LaGrange, IN. A rosary service will take place at 7 pm to end the visitation.

Memorials may be made to Boys Town.

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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Frurip-May Funeral Home

309 West Michigan St.
LaGrange, IN 46761

Rosary Service will end the visitation at 7 pm

Funeral Mass




10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

100 E - US 20
LaGrange, IN 46761





1:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery

North Main St.
Avilla, in 46710


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