Loretta Crague Martin
Loretta T. Crague Martin, 94, of Brazil, passed away while living at Vermillion County Convalescent Center, in Clinton, on October 12, 2019.
She was born in Brazil, Indiana on June 30, 1925, the daughter of William Edward and Helen M. (Brunett) Pearce. She graduated from Brazil High School with the Class of 1942. During WWII Loretta worked for Allison's Transmission. Once the men came home from war, Loretta gained employment with DePauw University as a housekeeper.
Loretta was a devout member of the Annunciation Church until her illness kept her away. She is a lifetime member of the VFW. She is a former member of the Eagles and the Moose.
She enjoyed watching sports, gardening, fishing, dancing, and singing.
Loretta was preceded in death by two husbands: James F. Crague and William Martin; a daughter, Mary Jane Summers; a son, James Edward Crague; grandchildren Travis Crague, Hubert Summers Jr.; a great-great-granddaughter, Jamee Lawson; siblings Bernard Pearce, Marie Hardman, John Pearce, Charles Pearce, Margurite Miller, Helen Pearce, Mary Lashbrook, and Edward Pearce.
Loretta is survived by her children, Chester Crague and wife Kathy of Rosedale, Loretta Anne Lawson of Carbon, Cathy Lairmore of Carbon, Fred Crague and wife Kathy of Brazil, and John Crague; 19 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave., Brazil, Indiana 47834 on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Rosary will be held at the funeral home, on Wednesday, at 7:30. Mass will be held on Thursday, at Annunciation Catholic Church, at 11 a.m. with Father Hollowell officiating. Burial will follow at Clear Run Cemetery, in Bridgeton, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul, 19 N. Alabama St. Brazil, IN 47834. To light a candle in her memory visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com
Published on October 14, 2019


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