Marietta Deputy


Marietta L. Deputy, 100, of Crothersville, Indiana, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Friday, January 6, 2017.

Born August 17, 1916, in Jennings County, she was the daughter of Charles Lewis and Gertrude (Wilson) Lewis, both of whom preceded her in death.

Marietta graduated from Crothersville High School in 1933. On May 20, 1933, she married Farris Lee “Dick” Deputy, who passed away February 12, 1983. Marietta and Dick owned and operated Deputy’s Five and 10 in Crothersville.

She retired from Cummins Engine Company in 1982, worked 16 years at Charlestown Powder Plant and at the former U.S. Shoe Factory in Crothersville. She also sold Tupperware for over 25 years, which she enjoyed and was truly passionate about.

Marietta was a member of Cana/Crothersville United Methodist Church and their Women’s Guild, Phi Beta Psi Sorority and Rebekah Lodge in Crothersville. She collected roosters and salt and pepper shakers, enjoyed going on trips, taking pictures and going through old pictures and reminiscing. She loved her family and her dog Mutley, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Lewis Richard (Lois) Deputy of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; nine grandchildren, NaLona Bush of Crothersville, Mac Deputy of New Whiteland, Indiana, Tim Deputy of Vallonia, Indiana, Lisa (Roger) Garland of Vevay, Indiana, Susan Murphy of Carmel, Indiana, Michael (Stacey) Murphy of Columbus, Indiana, Andrea Titus of Columbus, Indiana, Elizabeth (Randy) Farmer of Pendleton, Indiana, and Matthew Deputy of Ft. Wayne; 19 great-grandchildren, Brandon Bush, Anastasia (Michael) Snow, Alicia Deputy, Michael Farmer, Sarah Farmer, Weston Geyer, Bryce Deputy, Diana (Chris) Edlin, Beth Ann (Caleb) Dunn, Daniel Garland, Deborah Garland, Alex Garland, Andrew Garland, Hannah Garland, Lindsey Murphy, Andrew Murphy, Abigail Titus and Emily Titus; 12 great-great-grandchildren, Karli Snow, Kyle Snow, Katie Snow, Kloey Snow, Daisy Deputy, Eisley Pack, Analeia Pack, Ebenezer Edlin, Evelyn Edlin, Victoria Edlin, Liam Dunn and Beau Dunn; a sister, Jeraldine Wallace of Washington; son-in-law, Robert E. Murphy of Columbus; daughter-in-law, Barbara Deputy of Crothersville; and several nieces and nephews.

Marietta was preceded in death by daughter, Janet Murphy in 1994; son, Jack Deputy on January 6, 2004; great-grandson, Tyler Lee Deputy in 2013; and siblings, Eugene Lewis, Neill Lewis, Robert D. Lewis and Wilma Jane Nowling.

Pastor Joe Wyatt will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville with burial to follow at Cana Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2017, and after noon Wednesday, both at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville.

Memorial contributions may be given to Cana Cemetery or Crothersville United Methodist Church, c/o Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, Indiana 47229.

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