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Kathleen Faye (Arnold) Musselman

December 9, 1926 — November 1, 2023


Kathleen Faye Musselman went to her heavenly home on November 1, 2023 at the age of 96. She had been a resident at Whitlock Place Assisted Living in Crawfordsville, IN, since January of 2017.

Faye was born December 9, 1926, in Moores Hill, IN, to William Jackson Arnold and Corrinne Arnold, both of whom have preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Robert Arnold M.D.

She graduated from high school at Pleasantville, IN, in 1944 and later graduated from Indiana University in 1947 with a B.A. degree in Education.

Faye met her future husband, LeRoy Musselman, while at I.U. They met at a church service on the I.U. campus. When asked about how they met, LeRoy always smiled and joked by saying, "She sat on my coat tail and I couldn't get away." They were married on June 20, 1948, at the First Baptist Church in Flora, IN, with the ceremony being officiated by her father, Rev. William Jackson Arnold. After 70 wonderful years of marriage, LeRoy passed away in 2018.

Faye is survived by her three children: Larry (Joyce) Musselman of Crawfordsville, IN; Janet (Terry) Weston of Mansfield, OH; and Nina (Merv) Pattee of Indianapolis, IN. She has 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Faye taught high school English and Spanish at Chesterton, IN, in 1947-48 before coming to Crawfordsville where she taught 6th grade at the (old) Mills School in 1949-50. Her three children were blessed to have had the attentive care and influence of a full-time mother until they were in high school. At that time, Faye returned to her interest in education and became a teacher's aide with the Crawfordsville Community Schools for several years.

Faye was quite active in Harmony 18 Home Economics Club for nearly 50 years.
She was a member of First Baptist Church where she also taught Sunday School classes for both high school and adults. She loved music, especially hymns, and sang in the choir. In 1990, she became an active member of East Side Baptist Church where she helped in AWANA (ministry for children) and served in the Pioneer Club for 5th-6th grade boys. She also helped with AWANA Bible Quizzing.

One of Faye's favorite Bible verses is God's promise in Hebrews 13:5, "I will never leave you, nor forsake you."

When her husband, LeRoy, retired as comptroller at Raybestos-Manhatten in 1986, she assisted him as he served the Lord for six years by offering his CPA auditing skills at several mission organizations in Georgia and Florida.

Gracious in hospitality, she opened her home to host church youth groups. She also enjoyed baking homemade bread and sharing it with neighbors and shut-ins, and taking meals to the sick.

Visitation is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 6 at East Side Baptist Church, 2000 Traction Road, Crawfordsville, IN, followed by the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Steve Whicker will be officiating. Faye will be laid to rest beside her husband at Oak Hill North Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered in her memory to Women's Resource Center (Crisis Pregnancy), 407 E. Market St. #106, Crawfordsville, IN 47933, or East Side Baptist Church, 2000 Traction Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Share memories and condolences online at

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Monday, November 6, 2023

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