Croft Brothers Scholarship

Croft Brothers Scholarship
Mr. Terry Croft

When Terry Croft passed away in 2010, he left behind a legacy to assist students in Effingham County for years to come. The Croft Brothers Scholarship, established in 2014, was created in honor of Mr. Croft’s late brother, Larry Croft, who was described as “an intelligent individual who had the misfortune to grow up in a time when there were insufficient opportunities available to young people with exceptional learning needs.” The fund was established to provide financial assistance to students with disabilities graduating from public or private high schools in Effingham County who plan to enroll in a two- or four-year college, university, or technical school. Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by the Effingham County Community Foundation with recommendations made by a scholarship advisory committee consisting of representatives from Catholic Charities, the Masonic Lodge and Effingham School District Unit #40.

Terry Croft -- Effingham Daily News (June 8, 2010)

Terry D. Croft, 61, of Effingham died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 2010, at his home.

Terry was born Oct. 9, 1948, in Effingham, the son of Jerald Earl and Alma L. (Loy) Croft. He was self-employed in the residential rental business.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Effingham; Effingham Masonic Lodge 149; Danville Consistory; Ainad Shriners, East St. Louis; past president of Effingham Heart Shrine Club and a member of the Original Fire Patrol; past member of Effingham County Board District C, having served two terms, and a member and past president of Effingham Youth Commission. He was active in community endeavors and was instrumental in helping acquire a veteran’s clinic in Effingham.

Survivors include his son, Aaron D. (wife, Mary) Croft and two granddaughters, Ava and Lauren Croft, all of Polk City, Iowa; aunts, Jeary Wood and Avanelle Loy, both of Effingham; two nieces; four nephews; and longtime loyal friend, Gladys P. Winterrowd of Oblong.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jerald Jr. and Larry; and sisters, Charlotte Bales and Sharon Seward.



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