Marilyn Jo Fruits

Marilyn Jo Fruits, 78, Crawfordsville, passed away Saturday, January 27th, 2018, at 11:10 PM in the St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born September 9th, 1939, in Crawfordsville, to Kenneth Lee and Louise (Moore) Bayless.

Marilyn was retired from Culver Hospital/St. Clare Medical Center, Crawfordsville, where she had been a Licensed Practical Nurse. Earlier in her life she was a Homemaker and a Nurses Aide. She was a 1957 graduate of New Ross High School and a 1985 graduate of the Ivy Tech Nursing Program. Her memberships currently include the Woodland Heights Christian Church and she had previously been a member of the Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ where she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and was the Director of the church's "J.A.M" after school program. She was also a long time member of 4-H and presently a 4-H Supporter. Her favorite pastime was being with her grandchildren and great-granchildren.

She is survived by her sons: Mark (Sally) Fruits, Wiingate; Mike Fruits, Indianapolis; and her daughter: Sandy Fruits, Indianapolis. Also surviving is her brother: Donald (Linda) Bayless, Lafayette; her sister: Deb (Gary) Achgill, Lafayette; grandchildren: Mandy Fruits; Mindy (Josh) Kerns; great-granadchildren: Emma and Robbie Lyons; Jackson Fruits; Kynlee and Evelyn Kerns. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister: Carolyn Jean Bayless.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 AM Friday, February 2nd, at Powers-Priebe Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Wilke officiating. Burial will follow in the Mace Community Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, February 1st from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Memorials in Marilyn's name may be made to: Montgomery County 4-H, 400 Parke Ave., Crawfordsville, IN 47933; or to: The American Cancer Society, 401 S. Earl Ave., Suite 1-A, Lafayette, IN 47904.