Apr 29, 1928 - Jan 5, 2017
DANA, Ind. - Evelyn Crowder, 88, of Dana, Ind., died at 8:42 p.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at Harrison's Crossing in Terre Haute, Ind.
She was a homemaker and retired from Columbia Records in Terre Haute with 10 years of service.
She was born April 29, 1928, in Estell, Okla., to the late Paul Murphy and Lizzie Medearis Murphy.
Her husband of 58 years, Samuel Crowder whom she married Nov. 22, 1947, at Cates, Ind., died Oct. 17, 2006.
Survivors include one son, Ron Crowder of Dana; two daughters, Patty (Darrell) Laymon of Dana and Debbie (Jeff) Lang of Dana; two grandchildren, Jason Laymon and Jesse Lang; five great-grandchildren, Dakota and Danielle Laymon, Eva and Miles Lang and Jackson Dean; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Burl and Paul Murphy; and sister, Edna Miller.
She was a 1947 graduate of Kingman High School. She was a member of Dana First Baptist Church and American Legion Post 350 Auxiliary in Perrysville, Ind.
Services will be 2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home, 225 N. Maple St., Dana, with Pastor Marc Loveland officiating. Burial will follow at Bono Cemetery, Dana. Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. EST Tuesday.
Memorials, should friends so desire, may be made to Dana First Baptist Church, 301 N. Maple St., Dana, IN 47874, or to the charity of choice in her memory. Friends may sign an online guest register at