Roy Cropp

Celebration of life services for Roy K. Cropp, 87, Lawrence, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, KS.  A reception will follow from 2-4 p.m. in Brady Hall at the church. Private inurnment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.  He died Saturday, July 20, 2013, in Lawrence.

Roy was born October 7, 1925, on a farm in Reading, KS, the son of Cason M. and Maude Alice (Dodd) Cropp, where his love of farming and agriculture began.

He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged in October, 1945.  He entered the service with his twin brother.

Roy graduated from Kansas State University with his B.S. in Agriculture Education.  He later received his M.S. in Guidance Counseling from Emporia State University.

Roy initially taught for three years at Burlingame High School in Burlingame, KS.  He then worked for 36 years at Lawrence High School – 12 years as a vocational agriculture instructor and 24 years as a guidance counselor.  He retired in 1990 from USD 497. He loved Lawrence High and enjoyed seeing former students over the years.  He was also a long time administrator of the Lawrence Educator’s Credit Union which provided invaluable assistance to many teachers

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, the Lawrence Sertoma Club, Dorsey-Liberty Post #14 of the American Legion, the K-State Alumni Association, and the Lawrence High School FFA.

Roy married Wilma Jean Cramer on November 25, 1945, in Reading, KS.  She preceded him in death on December 30, 2010 after 65 years of marriage.

Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn S. Montney (Gordon), Lawrence, KS; two sons, Craig S. Cropp (Michele), Damascus, MD; Clark A. Cropp (Linda), Lawrence, KS; a brother, Melvin D. Cropp, Topeka, KS; eight grandchildren (Grant Montney, Jeanmarie Montney Omland, Jacob Montney, Alison Cropp, Benjamin Cropp, Matthew Cropp, Melanie Cropp, Michael Cropp); five great-grandchildren (Kiley Montney, Camille Montney, Karley Montney, Lawson Montney, and Cason Omland), and many nieces, nephews and other loving family members. He was preceded in death by his wife, a son, Kent Cropp, his twin brother, Ray Cropp, and his sister Maxine Weldon.

The family suggests memorials in his name to the First United Methodist Church, dorsey-Liberty Post # 14, American Legion, or the Lawrence Schools Foundation, which may be sent in care of the mortuary.

23 Condolences

  1. Jack and Faith Greenwood on July 22, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Clark and family: Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one, and appreciated and respected by so many.

  2. Kelli Dunlap on July 22, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Cropp Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers!
    Love always,
    Kelli, Eric, and Zoey Dunlap

  3. Carmen (Bamber) Hocking on July 22, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. I met Roy and your mother, Wilma, when I was just a child. Wilma worked at Weaver’s with my mother and Roy was a guidance counselor at LHS when I was there. Prayers to all your family.

  4. Larry Black on July 23, 2013 at 5:08 am

    Sorry to hear of your loss, Roy was a very special teacher in my life and good friend. Larry Black LHS Class of 65

  5. Sean D Williams on July 23, 2013 at 5:25 am

    Sorry to hear about Roy’s passing and happy to have had him as a counselor. I remember him as a gentle, kind, and generally amused adult with a sparkle in his eye and a subtle smile most of the time. I always thought he was wise and grounded.

  6. Sue Davis McDaniel on July 23, 2013 at 7:39 am

    My deepest sympathy on your loss. He was a great counselor and always had a smile to make your day! Hugs and prayers to all.

  7. Bill Harrington on July 23, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Clark and Family: I am sorry to learn of your father’s passing. I admired him as a man and school counselor during my years teaching at LHS. He was a fine role model and worked hard to make the school a better place for all. God Bless.

  8. Bill and JoAnn Hundley on July 23, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Our prayers are with each family member as you continue life without Roy’s physical presence.

  9. Mr. Kim R. Wrench on July 23, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Dear Clark family,

    My deepest sympathy to you all for your loss. I remember Mr. Cropp from Lawrence High School. He was a great person and I enjoyed always talking with him.

    In Sympathy,
    Mr. Kim R. Wrench (class of 1974 Lawrence High).

  10. Martha Oldham on July 23, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Roy was a great counselor and a supporter of teachers. His smile would always welcome you. My prayers are with you.


  11. Martha Oldham on July 23, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Roy was a great counselor and a supporter of teachers. His smile would always welcome you. My prayers are with you.


  12. Melinda Maturo on July 23, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Clark, Linda, and all of your family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Loss of a parent is never easy. May you be comforted by good memories. God’s Peace to you all.

  13. Tammy Frank on July 24, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Dear Carolyn and family-
    So sorry to read of your Dad. He was always so thoughtful, cheerful, and kind. I always enjoyed our visits on Sunday mornings. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I hope your fond memories bring you smiles and peace.

  14. Philip Bradley on July 24, 2013 at 9:49 am

    My sympathies and prayers are with you all. Have many memories of Roy from school and from his positive attitude. He was always a help at our KSU picnics. May your wonderful memories bring you peace.

  15. Martin Moore on July 24, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    What a great neighbor, high school counselor, and friend!!! I have a bunch of terrific memories going back almost 50 years…and I’m not much older than that!

  16. Robert Wright on July 24, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Roy and I were colleagues at Lawrence High School from 1962-1966. Roy was always a gentleman, friendly, and a good man to be around. I taught English there, but as a Kansas farm boy, Roy’s connection with ag make our connection positive! You do, indeed, have my deepest sympathy in your loss.

  17. MIKE,ROSEMARY HADL AND FAMILY on July 24, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Dear Carolyn and Family, my thoughts and prayers our with you all…May he rest in peace…Mike Hadl…

  18. Sheryl Henry on July 25, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Carolyn, Clark and family, Our deepest sympathy to you during this time of loss. Your dad was someone that seemed to care about everyone and was special. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  19. Jerry Wilcox on July 30, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Mr. Cropp was my welding shop teacher as well as part of my VoAg. He had a very positive influence in my education. I think about some of my projects, and how he helped me with them. I think of the good times I had at his helm.
    Good memories always,
    Jerry Wilcox

  20. John Cornett on July 30, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Mr. Cropp was my Vocational Agriculture Teacher @ Burlingame High School and he taught me more about how to do things and be an asset to your community than all the other courses put together. I helped build his home in Burlingame and got my first taste of digging a trench for the sewer line in freezing weather. He had the first 2 F.F.A.-Kansas State Farmer’s,myself and Bob Mills. He was a great man and touched many lives and my prayers and condolences go out to each and every one of his family, former students and friends.

  21. Carmen Stoneking on August 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Was so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I met Marguerite Lohrenz at the Osher classes at KU which we have been taking and she knew your parents so let me know. Long time no see or hear.

  22. Phil and Phoebe Godwin on September 9, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    We have known Roy for many years. He was always friendly and a gentleman and a faithful Methodist. We will miss him and are thankful for the opportunity to have known him.

  23. Megan Hill on September 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Clark and family, I only just learned of your your loss and I’m so very sorry. My thoughts are with you and your family as you celebrate your father’s life. May it be a comforting celebration.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Megan Hill

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