Sara Jane Grothause Crump, age 57 of Maplewood, Ohio, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at
Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She was born on June 9, 1959 in Lima, Ohio to Jacob
C. Hawk and Eileen Wallen Hawk Foust, who survives in Kalida. She was preceded in death by
her father and her step-father, Harold E. Foust, Sr.. On May 27, 2000, she married Raymond C.
Crump, who survives in Maplewood.
Sara was a 1978 graduate of Bath High School. She was the president of the Shelby County
Genealogical Society and the book sales committee chair person for the Allen County
Genealogical Society. She was also a member of the Ohio Genealogical Society and the
American Legion Post 217 Auxiliary, Sidney, Ohio.
Sara was a volunteer contributor and memorial sponsor for the Find A Grave website. She
devoted many hours of work creating memorials and posting pictures. During the 8 years, she
was a volunteer, she added 3,312 memorials and 3,144 photos, managed 3,184 memorials, and
took 237 volunteer photos. She loved working on her family history and helping others with
She also enjoyed working with ceramics and had owned a ceramics shop, Kathe’s Ceramics
(named after the previous owner) in Ottoville, Ohio. She was a very talented ceramics artist and
her talent painting ceramic pieces was exceptional.
She collected angel figurines, enjoyed listening to county music, fishing, playing bingo, and
going to casinos, garage sales and auctions.
Sara was very outgoing and made friends easily. She was loyal and devoted to her many friends,
calling them regularly and making sure she visited them regularly. In tough times, she was the
one her friends could depend on being there for them.
In addition to her husband and mother, survivors include her sister, Missy (John) Hageman, niece
and nephew, Nayleen Hageman and Jacob Hageman, Ottawa; her daughter, Elizabeth (Shawn)
Gillum, Portland, Indiana; son, Donald Adkins, Hamilton, Ohio; 4 grandchildren, Abigail, Ethan,
Olivia; and her son, Joe (Amy) Way, Lake Forrest, California, and their children, Katusha Way,
Morgan Miller, and Tyler Miller, Joe’s former wife and Katusha’s mother, Polina Kushnarenko
Way; and 3 brothers, John (Carla) Foust of Lima, their son, Allen and grandson, Austin, their
daughter, Missy D. and granddaughter, Michayla, Todd Foust, Cridersville, and his children,
Megan, Chloe, Blaze, and Zack Foust, Travis Foust, Wapakoneta, her uncle, Rev. Edward
Wallen, and several cousins, including special cousin, Mark (Brenda) Wallen.
Brothers-in-law Dennis (Paula Patrilla) Crump and their children, David Paul, Christopher Ryan,
Danielle Ann Smith and children, Jack Hutson, Kaitlyn Marie; Phillip Crump; David Crump and
his son, Jeremiah Crump and his children, Isaiah Jacob and Fabeola Magana Crump; sisters-inlaw,
Aillen Crump Hernandez (Enrique Hernandez Laos) and their children, Enrique, Meriche,
Katina; Hilda Crump Mendoza (Jaime Mendoza Sauza) their children – Marcella Mendoza, Hilda
Mendoza (Oldair Castillo) and their children, Emilio Andres Aguilar, Santiago de Jesus Aguilar,
Jaime (Sandra Betsabe) Mendoza and their children, Maria Fernanda, and Ray’s mother Mollie Crump
and his former wife, Debbie Copley Way, PHD traveling abroad.
In addition to her father and step-father, Sara was also preceded in death by her former husband,
Wayne Grothause and 2 brothers, Kevin Foust and Jeff Foust.
Funeral services will begin 7:00 p.m., Saturday, at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home. Her uncle, Rev.
Ed Wallen and her son, Joe Way will officiate the service.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2016 and from noon to
7:00 p.m., Saturday, August 27, at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
Burial will be on a later date at Liberty Chapel Cemetery, Lima, Ohio.
Date: Friday, August 26, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm