Velma Jane Crabill

  • Died: July 2, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Velma Jane Crabill, 92, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Lincolnshire Place in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Ossian, Indiana to the late Benjamin and Alta Jane Ruhl. She was a 1945 graduate of Hoagland High School. Velma married Merlyn Crabill and he preceded her in death after 72 years of marriage. She was a member of Leo United Methodist church and enjoyed gardening, puzzles, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren. Velma was a devoted wife and mother and will be greatly missed. Surviving are her children, Larry (Carol) Crabill, Darrell Crabill, Steve (Linda) Crabill, Tom (Sandy) Crabill, Sue (Ted) Jansen, Sara (Jeff) Hudson, and Linda (Rick) Gerig; 20 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren; brother Dean (Bonnie) Ruhl. Velma was also preceded in death by nine siblings. Funeral service 10:00 am Monday, July 8, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Funeral Home with calling one hour prior to the service. Calling from 3-5 pm and 6-8 pm on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Funeral Home. Burial in Leo Memorial Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice. To sign the online guestbook please visit,


Condolence & Memory Journal

I knew Mrs. Crabil through my high school friend Sue. I always felt welcome in their home and trusted as Sue's friend. My own home life was chaotic so I appreciated the 'normalcy' of Sue's family. I remember Mrs. Crabill as an oasis of calm. My life is better from knowing her.

Posted by Cindy Carr - Peyton, CO - Family Friend   July 15, 2019

From the Komanec Family (Apple Acres, Leo),

Sorry for your loss. Our parents are gone too (Jim & Gloria Komanec).
Prayers for all of you. She was a very nice lady.

Dale, Jan (Blomeke) & Cindy (Sweet) Komanec

Posted by Jan Komanec Blomeke - Ashley - Neighbor   July 09, 2019

To the Crabill family,
So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. May you find peace in knowing that she is HOME.

Posted by Linda Blomberg-Wilson - Oldsmar, FL   July 07, 2019

As a newborn in the Ruhl Hoagland farmhouse I was fortunate to have my Mom, Grandma, and my teenage Aunt Velma to love and care for me. Seventy seven years later I can still feel the comfort and love. Thank you Aunt Velma, you will be missed and remembered by many.

Posted by Grady Hesters - Davis, CA   July 06, 2019

I have fond memories of the "Crabill Clan" from our years at Leo UM Church. Your mom was a lovely lady. I pray that you will find peace and comfort knowing that she is reunited with your dad and resting safely in the arms of Jesus. Fondly,

Posted by Deb (Knepp) Todd - Fort Wayne, IN   July 06, 2019

Velma was such a sweet and loving woman, and all her children are a credit to her faith and integrity. She lives on through them.

Posted by Virginia Jones - Leo, IN   July 04, 2019

I loved taking care of Velma at Lincolnshire Place. Her laugh could lighten the room and her smile will be remembered forever. ❤

Posted by Jordan Bratch - Family Friend   July 03, 2019

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