Marilyn Ann “Mimi” (Crews) Kaufman passed into the presence of her dear Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, February 22, 2021 at home with the love of her family around her. Marilyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and dear friend to many.
Marilyn was born on January 29, 1933 to Edwin and Helen (Schriefer) Crews in Chrisney, IN. She graduated from Boonville High School and attended Indiana University where she met the love of her life, Ted Kaufman.
Marilyn and Ted were married September 16, 1951 and settled in Liberty in 1962 where they raised their four children in a community they all cherished for nearly 55 years until declining health moved them to live with their daughter and son-in-law in Richmond. Ted passed away February 1, 2020 after 68 years of marriage.
The Kaufman family were members of Calvary Baptist Church in Connersville for many years where Marilyn taught Sunday School for 30 years and was a member of the choir. In recent years, Marilyn and Ted worshipped at Christ United Church in Richmond. Marilyn worked at Union County National Bank in Liberty for over 25 years, retiring in 1996.
Marilyn is survived by her four children, Tim (Alicia) of Longwood, FL; Kimberley Patterson of Philadelphia PA; Tracey (Tim) Patterson of Lynchburg, VA; and Kerrie (Dudley) Smith of Richmond, IN; 13 grandchildren and spouses; Amber (Andrew), Alexandra (Nate), Sophia (Spencer), Ivan, Naomi, Kip (Sarah), Luke (Shana), Casey (Jen), Trent, Caitlyn, Abby (Tim), Lydia (Nick) and Adam (Mikayla); seven great-grandchildren; Piper, Dawson, Judah, Will, Branson, Sawyer and Presley; four step-great-grandchildren; Jonathan, Matthew, Samuel and Owen; her dear sister, Mary (Ken) Miller of Boonville, IN; sister-in-law, Donna Crews of Rockford, IL and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her precious friend and former colleague, Edith Crist. Besides her husband and parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by her loving brother, Don.
Our mother’s sole purpose was to live for the glory of Jesus Christ. Her life was built on a strong foundation of faith in Him because “God’s Word (was) more precious than jewels and His salvation beyond measure” to her. She was truly a reflection of His love, His holiness, and His glory. In the book of Proverbs, it is stated, “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” As her children, we rise up and call her blessed!
Visitation for Marilyn will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at Calvary Baptist Church, 309 W. 24th Street, Connersville, Indiana 47331. The funeral will begin at 1:00 pm on Friday at the church. Burial will follow in Dale Cemetery. Urban Winkler Liberty Funeral home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Marilyn to Samaritan’s Purse; those can be sent to P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or made at the church on Friday. To sign the online guestbook or to leave the family a personal message visit www.urbanwinklerfuneralhome.com.