Patricia "Pat" J. (Barcus) Melvin

Born: Fri., Sep. 7, 1934
Died: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 04, 2020
Location: Frist Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Jan. 04, 2020
Location: Frist Funeral Home

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Patricia “Pat” J. Barcus Melvin, 85, of Crawfordsville and formerly of Clinton, died at 7:07 AM, on December 30, 2019, at the IU Health Arnett Hospital, in Lafayette.
She was born September 7, 1934, in Clinton to John Barcus and Naomi Ruth West Barcus.
She had worked as an insurance agent in Clinton, for DJ Avenatti Insurance.  She was a graduate of Clinton High School and a member of the First Baptist Church in Clinton, where she taught the adult Sunday School Class.  She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Job’s Daughters, Cattlemen’s Association, Cattlemen’s Club, and the Cowbelles.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Harvey Gaston; one brother, John Barcus; and one sister, Jeanine Helms.
She is survived by her husband, Gene Melvin of Crawfordsville; one brother, Curtis and Donna Barcus of Terre Haute; one sister, Carolyn and Harvey Booth of Portland, OR; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Phyllis and John Craig of Crawfordsville; and several cousins.
Visitation will be on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Frist Funeral Home, from 1:00-2:00 PM.  Services will begin at 2:00 PM with Reverend Don Rissler officiating.  Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church in Clinton.  Online condolences may be made at

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