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Crouse, William Franklin

Crouse, William Franklin

February 18, 1921 — December 27, 2019

William Franklin Crouse, 98, a lifelong Liberty resident, passed away Friday, December 27, 2019. Bill was born February 18, 1921, in Clay County, MO, the eldest of five children of         T. Martin and Willie (Davis) Crouse.   A brother, Robert Crouse, and sister, Helen Townsend, preceded him in death. Bill served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during World War II. On September 30, 1951, he was united in marriage to Mabel N. McMillian. They were married 50-plus years until her death in 2002.   Bill was a charter member of South Liberty Baptist Church. His career spanned more than three decades at the Liberty Post Office when he retired as Postmaster in 1983. Following retirement, Bill enjoyed working in his garden, going to the Farmer's Market and spending time with the Garden Club.

Survivors include four daughters, Rebecca Kempf, Deborah Crouse, Judy Lyman (James) and Nancy Spring (Jim); son, Richard Crouse (Angelia); Lynne Crouse, wife of Bill's late son, Tom Crouse; grandchildren, Sarah, Matthew, Crystal, Skye, Jacob, Kari, Daniel, Eric, Jennifer, Justine, Jared, Emily, Paul, Troy, and several great grandchildren. Bill also leaves a sister, Betty Ruth Clevenger; brother, David Crouse; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by a service with military honors celebrating Bill's life at 11:30 am, on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at South Liberty Baptist Church, 650 East Ruth Ewing Road, Liberty.   Interment at a later date in Fairview Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. You may share a message with the family or sign an on-line guest book via www.parklawnfunerals.com. Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by a service with military honors celebrating Bill’s life at 11:30 am, on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at South Liberty Baptist Church, 650 East Ruth Ewing Road, Liberty.   Interment at a later date in Fairview Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Crouse, William Franklin's Guestbook

We have such wonderful memories of all of us growing up at South Liberty Baptist Church! Both your mom and your Dad were so special to me! We didn’t get to come to the funeral, but, Oh, what a life your Dad had! Thank you all for coming to our parents’ funeral. Love to all!

Joanna Whaley Mooney

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father, Nancy. May God bless you with sweet memories .

Michele and Ken Moody

What a blessing that your dad has been to so many. We, too were blessed my the multitude of vegetables that graced the office at KCLC. Thank you, Nancy, for sharing the stories of your dad and his talents and gifts with us all. Wrapping arms of love around your family.

Summer Manley

Bill was a dear friend and we were so fortunate to have him for our neighbor for so many years. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and I know you will cherish all the memories made over the years.

Donna Geier

What a fine man. I would see him often helping him trap raccoons in his garden or Him forcing me to take vegetables. He always brought me chocolates or apples at Christmas. Becky, don’t be sad. He was such an amazing man I really respected him. So many stories I could tell. I’m really sorry I won’t be back for his funeral. I will miss seeing him in his yard/garden and his friendly face.

Jim Robertson

Debby Charlie & I are praying for you & the family that you find comfort that your dad & mom are smiling down on you just knowing they are together again ! Being blessings xoxo

Fiona Barton

My deepest sympathy Debbie and the whole Crouse family. I have so many memories spent at your house growing up. I will be thinking of you all in the days to come. Bun

Brenda Lowe Gentry

My deepest Sympathy!

H Kent Pellegrino

I hope your pain and sadness can be be eased with with the good memories of your dad that you hold in your heart. I love you, Becky. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

MaryLou Golding

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