October 3, 1934 - June 5, 2022
GREENFIELD – Maurice “Gene” E. Crider, age 87, of Greenfield, with family by his side, peacefully went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on the morning of Sunday, June 5, 2022. Born in Greenfield on October 3, 1934, he was the son of Helen (Long) and Maurice S. Crider. He attended Fairland High School and was a veteran of the United States Army. Gene married his beloved wife of 67 years, Martha Jane “Janie” (Kerkhof) Crider, on May 14, 1955. He founded and owned Suburban Office Machines for 30 years. Gene was a member of Trinity Park United Methodist Church where he was a standing member of the Men’s Prayer Breakfast. Gene was devoted to serving in Christ’s name. He collected soda pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House, collected socks for Changing Footprints, volunteered at the local food pantry, and participated in countless mission trips. Gene was a past member of the Lion’s Club. He enjoyed fishing, biking, flying R.C. airplanes, gardening, and spending time with his family—especially his grandkids and church family. He was a fan of Purdue and the Colts. Gene is survived by his loving wife Janie; son, Stanley Crider (Julie) of Greenfield; daughters, Sandra Wester (Joel) of Waycross, GA, Stacey Talbott (Paul) of Greenfield, and Susan Collins (John) of Parker, CO; grandchildren, Carlee Turner, Cody Crider (Hillary), Brittany Crider, Harrison Wester (Danielle), Luke Wester, Oliver Talbott, Claire Talbott, Jack McClarnon, and Morgan Buciumean (Bogdan); and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Maurice; sister, Sharon Linton; and grandson, Ian Talbott. Family members express their gratitude to Dr. Michael Fletcher for his years of loving care of Gene. Much gratitude also goes to Dr. Mazhar Khan, and the caring staff at AMG Specialty Hospital who provided compassionate care for him in his final days. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Park United Methodist Church, 207 W Park Ave, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will follow, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield. Arrangements are being handled by Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield. For those attending services, it was Gene’s request that a new pair of socks be brought and donated to Changing Footprints where he volunteered. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made by mail to Trinity Park United Methodist Church, 207 W Park Ave, Greenfield, IN 46140 or envelopes will be available at the church. Friends may share a memory or condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.
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