|Birth: ||Mar. 10, 1898|
|Death: ||Jun. 27, 1982|
Mildred Kitselman Crapo, 84, widow of Fred M. Crapo, died Sunday in Ball Hospital after an extended illness.
Born in Ridgeville, she had lived in Muncie since 1900. She attended Jefferson and Harrison elementary schools and was in the first graduating class of the then new Muncie High School in 1916. She had also attended Elmhurst School for Girls at Connersville before graduating from high school.
She attended Belcourt Seminary in Washington D.C. for one year and then attended the University of Wisconsin, where she was initiated into Kappa Kappa Gamma fraternity. She studied piano and ballet in New York City and in 1919 enrolled at Ball State, where she was a member of Alpha sorority.
She married Mr. Crapo, a native of Terre Haute, in 1922. A Muncie industrialist and civic leader, he died in 1979.
Mrs. Crapo was a member of Grace Episcopal Church. She was active in a number of civic and philanthropic activities and had been on the boards of directors of the Visiting Nurse Association, YWCA, Red Cross, Civic Music Association, Garden Club and the Indiana Federation of Music Clubs, where she was chairman of the American music band Indiana composers committee four years and served two years on the special funds committee.
She was past president of Muncie Matinee Musicals of which she was a life member, the Art Students League and the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association.
She was also a life member of the YWCA, Ball Memorial Auxiliary and Sigma Alpha Iota honorary music fraternity.
Her lifetime interest in promoting young people's interest in the arts, drama and music led to the founding of the Grace Episcopal Church children's bazaar, which continued for six years.
A member of Alpha chapter of Psi Iota Xi sorority, she served on its day nursery board and as grounds committee chairman and organized Christmas parties. She supported Muncie's children's theater by organizing an invitational tea in 1940 and served as director of Student Matinee Musicale in 1943-44 and co-director in 1945-46. She was also a member of Pegasus Poetry Club.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Catherine Elizabeth Horton of Scottsdale, Ariz., Mrs. William (Ann) Hannah of Muncie, and Mrs. Janet Crapo Harvey of Wellesley, Mass.; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.
Carl Maitland Kitselman (1865 - 1930)
Irene Orr Kitselman (1873 - 1944)
Frederick Martin Crapo (1896 - 1979)
Fred Davis Kitselman (____ - 1913)*
Mildred Kitselman Crapo (1898 - 1982)
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Record added: Apr 19, 2011
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