Kelly Michelle Crump

July 31, 1974 - July 10, 2020

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Friday, July 24, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Wayne Center United Methodist Church, 1015 East Schoolhouse Road, Kendallville


Friday, July 24, 6:00 PM
Wayne Center United Methodist Church, 1015 East Schoolhouse Road, Kendallville


Kelly Michelle Crump, 45, of Albion died Friday, July 10, 2020 as the result of an auto accident in Fort Wayne.

She was born July 31, 1974, in Fort Wayne to James and Donna (Houser) Lalyer.

Kelly grew up in the Churubusco area and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1993. She attended Wayne Center United Methodist Church near Kendallville.

Surviving are a daughter, Sierra Crump of Avilla; a son, Tanner Giles of Kendallville; her mother, Donna Lalyer of Kendallville; her father James (Roberta) Lalyer of Punta Gorda, Florida; a sister, Stacey (Kent) Shultz of Kendallville; a half-sister, Kathy McGinnis of Fort Wayne; five nephews, Jordan Coulter, Trevor Bonar, Brayton Bonar, Jackson Shultz, and Joshua McGinnis; a niece, Marissa McGinnis; and Sierra’s father, Vince Crump of Avilla.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, July 24, 2020, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Wayne Center United Methodist Church, 1015 East Schoolhouse Road, Kendallville. The family has requested that masks be worn.

A celebration of life service will be Friday, July 24, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the church with Pastor Ken Walker officiating.

Preferred memorials are to the family for Sierra’s education. Checks may be written to the Sierra Crump Education Fund. Envelopes will be available at the church or you may mail your check to Young Family Funeral Home, 222 South State Street, Kendallville, Indiana, 46755.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Judy Cameron
August 4th, 2020 1:30am

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Kelly. When she worked at Northridge Village she always brightened everyone's day.

Dick and Shalon Junk
July 24th, 2020 4:39pm
Fort Wayne, IN

Our deepest condolences and prayers to all of Kelly's family during this very difficult time.

Cathy Petrie
July 17th, 2020 1:38pm
Albion, IN

So sorry!!! Kelly was so kind and Loving to her patients at North Ridge Village. She even played piano in the 1990s for our VBS. Praying for all of you

Tom & Lisa Patten
July 17th, 2020 12:08pm
Fort Wayne

I’m sorry your going through this difficult time, this is such a tragedy. Please accept our condolences and know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Dan Brown
July 17th, 2020 1:23am
40 Lane 280C Hamilton In.

Jim,deepest sympathy ! Praying for healing for you and your family!

Connie Cole
July 12th, 2020 11:36pm

My heart breaks to read this. Kelly you have left this world to soon. My thoughts are with Sierra and Tanner as they now traverse this world without their Mom. Quick with a laugh and a beautiful smile, Kelly will be greatly missed.

Steve & Karen Ybarra
July 12th, 2020 10:12pm
Ft Wayne

Our deepest condolences as your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May precious moments and memories help heal the void left in your hearts. The Ybarra Family

Kathy Saiers
July 12th, 2020 6:07pm
Columbia City

Donna and Stacey and the entire family. I am so sorry for your sudden loss. Kelly was such a happy go lucky girl! Such a joy to have at our home . Continued thoughts and prayers for all of you

Tonya Norden
July 12th, 2020 4:52pm

So sorry Stacy, my heart is breaking for you and your family! Praying for comfort at this time and the days ahead!

Melissa Short
July 12th, 2020 2:08pm
Wolcottville indiana

Prayers for the family. I used to work with her at Kendallville Manor. She was beautiful inside and out.

Linda J. Shultz
July 12th, 2020 10:45am
Albion, IN

Deepest sympathy to all of you, especially to our daughter-in-law, Stacey. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. Love, Linda and Dale Shultz

Gary Bucher
July 12th, 2020 1:07am
6838 county road 43 Auburn In.

Love your family

Joni Katz
July 11th, 2020 11:51pm
Port Charlotte FL

Donna, Stacey & family -our heartS are breaking for you. Praying for your comfort at this time. Love, Mike & Joni Katz

John and Bonnie Falls
July 11th, 2020 10:43pm
Wolcottville Ind.

We have such great memories of our families Growing up together. I thoughts and prayers are with you all. The Falls Family

Jean Coplin
July 11th, 2020 10:22pm
Noble county

I'm so sorry for your loss. Kelly was so special to me and my family. She was great with my mom when she worked at the nursing home.

Bonita Harper
July 11th, 2020 6:52pm

I am saddened to hear of this. I Met Kelly when she worked at Kendallville Manor. Very good with the residents and we volunteers.Hugs for her family

Denise Rape
July 11th, 2020 5:56pm

I am so sorry for your loss,prayers for all of you.

Jennifer White/Rinker
July 11th, 2020 5:42pm

My heartbreaks for you all! Kelly was my best friend all through elementary school until I moved! If she wasn’t at my house, I was at hers!! So many amazing memories together!! She will be greatly missed!! Praying Jennifer Rinker(White)

Mary Dolch
July 11th, 2020 5:18pm

Beautiful soul gone way to soon. All through Lifes trials and tribulations you always managed to shine bright. I can hear you singing and teaching sierra Jesus loves me, just like it was yesturday.. rest peacefully my friend and forever sing with the angels.. love and lots of prayers to everyone espeacially for Tanner and Sierra. Ill be seeing you kelly..

Rosalie Geller
July 11th, 2020 4:34pm
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Dear ones, I am so saddened by the loss of Kelly. It's been about 10 years since I last saw her. She was friendly to everyone, talented, and delightful to have in New Era Show Choir. She had a sparkling smile, sense of humor and wide circle of friends. It was an honor to have been one of her teachers. You have my deepest sympathy. Rosalie Geller (Byrne)