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Charles Lawrence DeVore

October 7, 1927 ~ November 7, 2019 (age 92)


Charles Lawrence DeVore, age 92 of Crawfordsville passed away at home on Thursday, November 7, 2019.  He was born in Moultrie County, IL on October 7, 1927 to the late Millard Keith & Esther Pearl (Merris) DeVore. 

Charles graduated from Lovinton High School in IL and attended Purdue University.  On November 16, 1947 he married Lois Elaine Cummins, she preceded him in death on June 23, 2000.  Throughout the years he was a farmer and worked as a sub letter carrier for the Postal Service.  He was on the State Fair Board, was a board member on the Montgomery County CO-OP, was a member of the Masonic Lodge #50, was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite in Indianapolis, member of the First United Methodist Church in Crawfordsville and he was an avid 4-H supporter and loved to fish. 

He is survived by three sons, Ted (Brenda) DeVore of Crawfordsville, Howard (Laini) DeVore of Flagstaff, AZ, and Michael (Diana) DeVore of Crawfordsville; a daughter, Dee Ann Cabell Rowley of Crawfordsville; 9 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lois; and three sisters, Marge Haws, Ilene Culclasure, and Veda Huffman; and one brother, Dean DeVore. 

There will be a private family service with a memorial service planned at a later date.  Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care.  Share memories and condolences online at  


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