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Lucretia "Lou" M. Spencer

February 3, 1936 — August 24, 2023

Lucretia "Lou" Maxine Spencer, age 87, of Welda, Kansas, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2023, at Parkview Heights in Garnett, Kansas.

She was born on a cold winter night on February 3, 1936 at home in Virgil, Kansas. She was the first born twin daughter of Virgil Orville Crotts and Alice Elizabeth (Porter) Crotts. The twins were quickly wrapped in blankets and the Doctor announced them as being boys. Soon after, Lou's twin aunts were diapering them and discovered they were girls, not boys!

Lou grew up in Leroy, attending school there, graduating with the class of 1954. Growing up on the farm she helped with the chores, but she enjoyed her horse, Tony, the most. Following high school, Lou and Pat moved to Topeka, where they worked for Bell Telephone Company. Lou married Jimmie Spencer on February 7, 1958 in Georgia before Jimmie was deployed to Germany with the US Army, and Lou accompanied him. Their union was blessed with three daughters, Rhonda, Brenda, and Sandra. Jimmie trained quarter horses and his work took them throughout Kansas and Oklahoma before they settled on the farm near Welda, Kansas. After several years of marriage they divorced. Lou continued to live on the farm until her health no longer allowed and she reluctantly agreed to move into town.

Lou loved farm life and she always raised a large garden and canning what she raised. In her free time she could be found working on a crossword puzzle or watching the Price Is Right or The Wheel of Fortune. She took a great deal of pride in maintaining her home. Her favorite day of the week was Saturday, when she went out to eat mexican food with Pat and Don. Lou enjoyed getting together with her family for holidays and other special gatherings.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Alice Porter Crotts; her twin sister, Patricia Irene McGhee and husband, Don; brother in law, Larry Wilson; and sister in law, Carol Crotts.

Lou is survived by her three daughters, Rhonda McDonnell and husband, Mike of Emporia, Kansas, Brenda Hubler and husband, Dale of Garnett, Kansas, Sandra Bach and husband, Gary of Topeka, Kansas; seven grandchildren, Josh Hubler, Amy Blaufuss, Justin McDonnell, Jerrica Preeo, Jamie Murray, Chris Blaufuss, and Taylor Bach; fifteen great grandchildren; Three brothers and two sisters, Viola Wilson of Hartford, Kansas, Larry Crotts and wife, Catherine of Burlington, Kansas, Eddie Crotts of LeRoy, Kansas, Bruce Crotts and wife, Maria of Henderson, Nevada, Marilyn Foltz and husband, Butch of Garnett, Kansas; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, September 1, 2023, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett, Kansas. Burial will follow in the Logue Cemetery in Leroy, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to W.I.N.G.S. and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at
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Funeral Service

Friday, September 1, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Feuerborn Family Funeral Service - Garnett

219 South Oak Street, Garnett, KS 66032

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Friday, September 1, 2023

11:30am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Logue Cemetery (Coffey County)

339 Xeric Road, Le Roy, KS 66857

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