Crystal M. Essex

Crystal M. Essex, 88, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at 7:27 a.m., at Heritage Pointe of Huntington.

Mrs. Essex graduated from Lancaster High School in 1950. She retired from Mallory Controls in Indianapolis after 44 years of service, and then retired from Pittsboro Elementary School in 2012 after 10 years of service. She was a member of the Pittsboro Baptist Church.
 
She was born on June 19, 1932, in Huntington County, to Verne Hiner and Mary Hoover Hiner. She married George E. Essex on Oct. 20, 1953, in Indianapolis. He preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 1991.

Survivors include two stepdaughters, Barbara Sparks, of Waldren, and Becky (John) Selzer, of Goldsbora, NC; a brother, Charles (Shirley) Hiner, of Fort Wayne; and a sister, Dorothy Andrews, of Criderville, OH.

She was preceded in death by a stepson, William Essex.
 
Burial will be in Mounts Runn Cemetery, in Boone County, on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. Bailey-Love Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Pittsboro Baptist Church, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

The online guest book may be signed at baileylove.com.