Loretta E. Crabtree, 61, of Helenwood, passed away March 29, 2019, at Oneida Nursing and Rehab Center in Oneida.
Born in Scott County, June 6, 1957, she was preceded in death by her mother Delphia Shoemaker Erwin Newport; step-father, Morris Newport; father, James Calvin Erwin; grandson, Jamison Crabtree; brothers, James Ray (Sheila) Erwin, and two infant brothers; grandparents: George and Moda Shoemaker, and David and Della Davis; uncles and aunts: Harley, Marley (Ruby), and Delmer (Della) Shoemaker, Ada (Clifton) Goad, Flonnie (Delmus) Strunk, and Ora (Jasper) Robbins; relatives: Wylie Edmond, Jewell King, Nadine Hedge, and Tracy King; and in-laws: Ray Seiber, R.T. Walden, Danny Goad, Kathy Crabtree, and Becky and Joel S. Crabtree;
She was active in Big South Fork Saddle Club for many years and was a leader of the Mounted Patrol for the Big South Fork, along with Jack Laxton. She was community minded and was involved in many activities and fund-raisers in Scott County over the years; and was employed for more than 42 years with First National Bank of Oneida.
She is survived by her husband, Curtis Crabtree; son, Jamie C. (Jennifer) Crabtree; grandchildren: Austin Crabtree, Shameka Seiber, Jaylie Marlow, and Jemma and Jazmyn Crabtree; sister and family: Reta Seiber, Debbie, Raelyn, Logan Kelly, Ramey and sons, Zachery Skyler Seiber; in-laws and relatives: Virginia Erwin and family: Linda Strunk, Ruthie (Chuck) Mullett, Brenda (Thomas) Corder, Karen (Kevin) Erwin, Donna (Nick) Manis, Mike (Rene) Erwin, Tim (Stephanie) Erwin and Tamara Sexton; Francis Walden, Audrey Blevins, Lela Goad, Oma Chambers, Jewel (Harlin) Terry, Ezra and Clyde Crabtree of Jamestown, Bro. Keith (Casey) Lowery of Smyrna, Kevin and Paula Lowery of Mitchell, Ind., Anita Lowery of Jamestown, Flaria Poston, Louise Callahan, Kay (Sam) Bailey, Larry (Barb), Lottie, JD (Robin), Bill (Regina), and Carl (Tracy) King; special friends: Margie McGhee, Tammie Brady, Tracy Lowe, and former co-workers; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was conducted April 1, in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Bro. David Brewster officiating. Music was provided by East Robbins Girls. Graveside service was conducted April 2, at Black Creek Crossroads Cemetery.
Arrangements by West-Murley Funeral Home.