News From Terre Haute, Indiana

February 26, 2013

Francis L. ‘Slim’ Crouch


LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill. — Francis L. “Slim” Crouch, age 78, of Lawrenceville, passed away at his residence on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. He was born Jan. 21, 1935, in Lawrence County, the son of James and Snotha (Earnest) Crouch. He made his home with his grandparents, Roy and Jesse Crouch. He married Aleta Jo Stevenson on Oct. 21, 1954. “Slim” was a retired 45-year member of Plumbers and Steam Fitters Local 157 out of Terre Haute, Ind. He was a 30-year member of the Flat Rock Masonic Lodge and the Flat Rock American Legion. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Germany.

Preceding “Slim” in death were his parents; one son, David Wayne Crouch who died in 1983; and one sister, Carol Crawford.

Survivors include his wife Aleta; two daughters, Lisa (Kelly) Wells of Sumner, and Lucinda “Cindy” Coley of Newburgh, Ind.; four sisters, Shirley (“J.B.”) Buckner of Marshall, Ill., JoAnn Gaither of Lawrenceville, Sandra (Jerry) Smith of Oblong, and Judy (Gerry) Shank of Lawrenceville; a brother-in-law, Ronnie Crawford; a sister-in-law, Louise Whittaker; two stepbrothers, Harmon Parrott of Lawrenceville, and Kennard Parrott of Ohio; two grandchildren, Colton (Sara) Minnette of Evansville, Ind., and Samantha Wells of Sumner; and one great-grandchild, Braydn Minnette of Evansville; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A gathering of family and friends will be Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. CST at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, with funeral services at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial of cremains will be in Otterbein Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Victory Junction Gang in memory of their son David Crouch. Send condolences to: