Lucy’s Legacy

By Nancy G. Holman and Shari Coatneyof SKIL Resource Center Inc. As we travel the road of life, sometimes we meet a person who stands out among the rest.  Shirley “Lucy” Crouch was born Shirley Crouch in 1960 in Garnett, KS, later preferring the name Lucy. She was born with intellectual disabilities and later acquired physical disabilities. Lucy came to Parsons State Hospital and Training Center (PSHTC) as a young adult and spent much of her life in institutional care. I, Shari, met her there while serving on the hospital’s Human Rights Committee. She was fiercely and vocally unhappy at...