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L.C. Crouch

L.C. Crouch, 92, Topeka, passed away Monday, December 8, 2014.

L.C. was born May 17, 1922 in Moran, the son of Guy and Pearl (Perkins) Crouch. He graduated from Moran High School and received his Bachelorís and Masterís Degrees from Kansas State Teachers College at Pittsburg.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, participating in the action against the enemy at Iwo Jima.

He was a Teacher/Football Coach at Belle Plaine, and served as Superintendent at Rose Hill, Conway Springs, Augusta and Anthony. He was President of Garden City Community College from 1965 to 1971, and was Assistant Commissioner with the Kansas Department of Education for 11 years, retiring in 1982.

He was a member of Town & Country Christian Church, the Marine Corps League, American Legion Post 400 and Topeka Scottish Rite Bodies.

L.C. married Betty Perkins on August 22, 1946, in Iola. She survives. Other survivors include daughter, Marty (Mark) Gale, Dubois, WY; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Lee Crouch, Kansas City; and son-in-law, Wayne Davis, Topeka. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Roxie Davis.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 12, 2014 at Town & Country Christian Church, 4925 SW 29th. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Topeka High School Marine Corps Junior R.O.T. C. program or the charity of the donorís choice.

Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel is assisting with arrangements. To leave a special message for the family online, visit