Any one who knows George and June Crenshaw considers them a legend in the Angus breed and Kansas agriculture. What might come as a pleasant surprise is that this farm couple recently celebrated 65 years of marriage, something they number among their biggest accomplishments.
The home, barns and farm shop at Shamrock Farms, Zeandale, are covered with purple ribbons, tall trophies, wall plaques and photos of Angus cattle. These items serve as proof the Crenshaw family earned the right to be called Angus legends, after all George exhibited not one, not two but three Grand Champion steers in 1942.
As children, George and June lived eight miles from each other in Harper County and dated for three years until they were allowed to marry in 1945. Since their wedding vows, the couple had six children and raised 135 registered Angus cows in the Flint Hills.
What follows are photos depicting the long and storied life of George and June Crenshaw, taken on a beautiful spring day this reporter was grateful to have and won’t soon forget.