Gretchen Ann Kreps

March 26, 1929July 4, 2018

Gretchen Ann Kreps, 89, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018. She passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lebanon, IN, on March 26, 1929, the daughter of Raymond C. and Mary Edythe (Crouch) Moffitt.

Gretchen was a graduate of Shortridge High School in 1946, Indianapolis, IN. She also attended Butler University for one year, where she pledged Delta Gamma Sorority.

Gretchen married Franklin A. Kreps on November 12, 1949. He preceded her in death on July 1, 2016. Gretchen and Frank moved to Columbus, IN, to raise their two sons. Gretchen retired after 20 years from the Bartholomew County Health Department as a Registrar. Following retirement, Gretchen worked for Hallmark for two years. She was also a former greeter for Myers-Reed and Hathaway-Myers Chapels.

She was a member of North Christian Church where she served with the Children’s Ministry, Deacon, and various other committees. Gretchen was also a member of North Park Eastern Star in Indianapolis, Past Honor Queen of Jobs Daughters in Indianapolis, Charter member of the Tau Chapter of Phi Beta Psi, Indianapolis and Columbus, IN. She was also Past National Editor of Phi Beta Psi, Former Secretary for Indiana Lumberman’s Insurance Co., Indianapolis, and former sales clerk for H.P. Wasson. Gretchen was a member and volunteer of the Columbus Senior Center.

Gretchen is survived by her two sons, Bart M. Kreps and wife, Jeri Lynn of Columbus, and Frank A. Kreps and wife, Bettye Dunham of Elizabeth; granddaughters, Katina Tooley and husband, Ben, Kaitlin Downs and husband, Matthew, and Kori Beth Babb all of Columbus, and Kelsey Kreps of Indianapolis; and great-grandchildren, Logan and Lake Kaisher, Kaden Tooley, Paige, Payton and Gretchen Babb, and Maddox Downs, all of Columbus.

Funeral service will be 12:00 noon, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Myers-Reed Chapel with Chaplain Annette Barnes officiating. Entombment will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Visitation will also be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Memorials in Gretchen’s name are suggested to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, the Alzheimer’s Association or the Bartholomew County Humane Society.

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We thank God for the gift of Gretchen’s life and the blessing of the time we spent with her. Myers-Reed Chapel is serving the Kreps family.


  • Bart M. (Jeri Lynn) Kreps, Son
  • Frank A. (Bettye Dunham) Kreps, Son
  • Katina (Ben) Tooley, Granddaughter
  • Kaitlin (Matthew) Downs, Granddaughter
  • Kori Beth Babbs, Granddaughter
  • Kelsey Kreps, Granddaughter
  • Logan Kaisher, Great Grandchild
  • Lake Kaisher, Great Grandchild
  • Kaden Tooley, Great Grandchild
  • Paige Babb, Great Grandchild
  • Payton Babb, Great Grandchild
  • Gretchen Babbs, Great Grandchild
  • Maddox Downs, Great Grandchild
  • Franklin A. Kreps, Husband
  • Raymond C. Moffitt, Father
  • Mary Edythe Crouch, Mother

  • Frank Kreps
  • Bart Kreps
  • Katina Tooley
  • Kori Beth Babb
  • Kaitlin Downs
  • Kelsey Kreps

  • Our Hospice of South Central Indiana
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Bartholomew County Humane Society


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Gretchen Ann Kreps

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Norman and Susan Blizard

July 10, 2018

We offer our condolences to the family of Gretchen Kreps. She and Frank were very kind to us when we attended North Christian Church and were strong positive role models and influences on the life of the Congregation. She was always outgoing at the services and gatherings after the service and was very giving of her time and efforts to the congregation. Thank you for your service to the community of Columbus.

Mike & Deborah Rogers

July 7, 2018

Great neighbor. Great person. A real sweetheart.