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Linda Loree (Crawford) Proffitt

September 11, 1939 — January 2, 2021


Linda Loree (Crawford) Proffitt, age 81 of Crawfordsville, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021. She was born in Tipton, Indiana on September 11, 1939 to the late Charles Edward & Olive (Moore) Crawford.

Linda graduated from Granville Wells High School. On December 27, 1958, she married W.E. “Gene” Proffitt, who preceded her in death on April 13, 1993. She was a member of the Art League, Montgomery County Historical Society, Beta Sigma Phi and the First United Methodist Church where she served on many committees. She and Gene were the founders of the South Carolina Mission Trip at the church, which still exists today. She volunteered at the Wesley Thrift Shop, Meals on Wheels, and was a past president of the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed reading, traveling, arts and crafts, floral arranging, playing bridge with her friends, and her ultimate joy was being Grammy.

She is survived by three daughters, Sabrena (Roger) Schmelter, Marena Jo (Jerry) Turner, and Jene Anne (Mike) Pendleton; six grandchildren, Olivia (fiancé-Collin Zellmer), Mary, Anna, and Julia Schmelter, and Lily and Jack Pendleton; brother-in-law, John (Evelyne) Proffitt; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gene; two sisters, Beverly Pinkham and Donna Kinnaman; and a brother, Jim Crawford.

Visitation will be at First United Methodist Church, 212 E Wabash Ave in Crawfordsville on Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 11:00am – 1:00pm with the funeral service starting at 1:30pm with Pastor Gary Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The service will be recorded and live-streamed which can be viewed on her obituary page at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the South Carolina Mission Trip. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

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