Kelli Jean (Day) Crouch, age 56, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 at Wesley medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. She was born December 15, 1963 in Garden City, Kansas. The Daughter of Catharine (Couchman) Day and James Day.
Born and raised in garden City, she graduated from the local high school. She was a friend to many, and never hesitated to help anyone in need.
Kelli married Richard Crouch on May 25, 1985 at the First United Methodist Church in Garden City, surrounded by family and friends. He survives.
Kelly and Richard stayed busy raising their two children, Janna and Brandon, both of which were her greatest treasures. She was a hardworker her entire life. She and Richard owned and operated their own businesses until deciding to slow down a little and spend more time with family. She worked for Dreiling Construction following that until her death. The community loved seeing her at Shooter’s before she closed it in 2013 and she couldn’t go anywhere without seeing a previous patron/ friend, and hearing how much she was missed. Although she worked hard she loved harder and all who knew her, knew that best.
Surviving Kelli is Richard; daughter Janna (Crouch) Roberts and husband Kendell; son Michael Brandon Crouch and wife Sabrina; five granddaughters, Allassandra (Ally), Kaelin, Kaylyn, Kori, and Lily; mother, Catharine Day; two brothers, Kirk Day of Ellinwood, Kansas, Gregg Day of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two sisters, Barbara Matza and Husband John of Woodbridge, VA and Sherri Dinkle and husband Lloyd of Garden City; six nieces and two nephews, along with ten great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father James; a brother, Donald Thissen; Mother and Father in law, Patricia and Pete Crouch, along with hers and Richard’s grandparents.
At Kelli’s request a private family service will be held Wednesday June 24, 2020 and a private family burial at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the local American Legion in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. 7th Street, Garden City, Kansas 67846.