LARRY R. BROOMHALL
Larry R. Broomhall, age 74, of Kahoka, MO, died peacefully, Sunday, August 2, 2009, at his home, following a battle with cancer.
Larry was born July 29, 1935 in Keokuk, IA, a son of Howard William and Vera T. Stehl Broomhall.
On October 5, 1957, he was united in marriage to Mary Hess at Wayland.
Survivors include his wife, Mary, of Kahoka, MO; two sons, Larry Broomhall of Kahoka, MO and Terry Broomhall and his wife, Pam, of Keokuk, IA; one daughter, Julie Bird of Canton, MO; five grandchildren: James Calhoun, John Wollam, Nathan Wollam, Jeremy Broomhall, and Eli Broomhall; three great grandchildren: Luke Wollam and Adalyn and Dylan Calhoun; a sister, Rosa Mary Yieter and her husband, Milton, of Burlington, IA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Dale Lillard of Kahoka, MO, Othelia and Jim Smith of Joplin, MO, and Carol and Dave Calhoun of Warsaw, IL; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Joy Lillard; and a sister-in-law and her husband, Ruby and Henry "Buzz" Hammond.
Larry was a self-employed carpenter and contractor for most of his life and had worked in the lumberyard business for Tom Daw at Wayland and later Hartricks in Keokuk. Many knew him from the toll booth at St. Francisville. Larry's faith was an important part of his life and he was an active member of the Southern Baptist Fellowship Church at Wayland. He enjoyed boating and fishing and also "fishing" with his metal detector for treasure. He loved his family and time spent traveling with Mary.
According to his wishes, cremation rites were accorded. A memorial carry-in lunch for family and friends will be held Saturday, August 15, 2009, at noon at the Southern Baptist Fellowship Church in Wayland. A graveside service will be at a later date in Sand Cemetery at St. Francisville.
Memorials are suggested to the Southern Baptist Fellowship Church.