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Sarah J. Shrum

Sarah J. (Doub) Shrum, 88, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin. She was a resident of Franklin.

Sarah was born March 4, 1924, in Franklin to Virgil and Elva (Sefton) Doub.

She graduated from New Winchester High School, class of 1942.

She was employed with Arvin Industries, then with Gateway Services as a bookkeeper, retiring in 1989. After a couple of years, she decided to return to work at the cafeteria at Franklin College for 11 years.

Sarah enjoyed sports, playing basketball and softball in her younger days. She was an avid Indiana University and Indiana Pacers fan. She enjoyed playing euchre.

She was a member of the Whiteland Jubilee Lodge — Eastern Star, Johnson County Home Extension and longtime member of the Community Congregational Church in Franklin.

Survivors include four children, Jerry (Janet) Shrum of Franklin, Darlene (Larry) Bethke of Tennessee, Peggy Riddle of Indianapolis and Sandra (Perry) Heaton of Kentucky; sister-in-law, Jane Doub of North Salem; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Elva Doub; sister, Lucile Lancaster; and three brothers, John, Virgil N. and Clarence Doub.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, 729 U.S. 31 North. Friends and family may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Greenwood.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Indiana Masonic Home, 690 S. State St., Franklin, IN 46131; or Community Congregational Church, 4592 N. Hurricane Road, Franklin, IN 46131.

The family wishes to thank the Indiana Masonic Home and Great Lakes Hospice staff and the Community Congregational Church family for their continued support.

Information: 535-6880; www.jessenfuneralhome.com.

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