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     Larry LeRoy Wimer, age 66, of rural Lamar, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at his home.

 

     Larry was born July 17, 1943, in Lamar, Missouri, to Roy J. and LaDean (Coffey) Wimer.  He entered the U.S. Navy in 1960 and served two tours in the far east aboard the USS Hector during the Vietnam war.  At the completion of his military service, Larry began a twelve-year career in law enforcement, first as a police officer in the Queen Mary Division of the city of Long Beach, California, and, after moving back to Missouri, in the Barton County Sheriff’s Department and the Lamar City Police Department.   In addition to being a long-time Barton County farmer and rancher, Larry had also worked as an assistant manager at O’Reilly Auto Parts for many years.  He was a member of the USS Hector AR-7 Association and the Lamar VFW Post 3691.

 

     On February 15, 1964, at Long Beach, California, Larry married Sandra Kay Harvey, and she survives, of the home.  Additional survivors include his mother, Dena Lawrence, Lamar; four sons and their wives, David & Lee Wimer, Santa Clarita, California, Jason & Nicole Wimer, Jacksonville, Florida, Barry & Danielle Wimer, Joplin, Missouri, and Aaron Wimer, Kansas City, Missouri; a daughter and son-in-law, Katie & Chad Hines, Carthage, Missouri; two brothers, John & wife Karen Lawrence, and Harel Lawrence, all of Lamar; two sisters and their husbands, Sharon & Earl Higgins, Joplin, and Nancy & Kenny McCall, Lamar; eight grandchildren, Matthew, Joshua, Mason, Jennifer, Emma, Addison, Caleb, and Beau.  He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Wimer; beloved grandparents, Roy A. & Minnie Wimer; and his step-father, Linard Lawrence.

 

     A memorial celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday.  A graveside committal service with full military honors will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kansas.

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#5 JANET MCARTHURNANCY MCCALL AND FAMILY 2010-07-02 07:49
JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW WE ARE THINKING ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME OF LOSS MAY GOD BE WITH YOU!
#4 Carthage, MORegina Reed 2010-06-28 11:28
To the Wimer Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through the lose of a loved one. I have no idea how hard this must be for all of you. I have known Katie for many years and I'm so sorry sweetie, anything I can do let me know.
#3 Waterloo, ILCharlie & Julie Ewen 2010-06-28 08:32
We are so very sorry for your loss (we are Jason's brother and sister-in-law). You are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope that God will comfort you and give you strength during this very difficult time.
#2 El Dorado Springs,MORebecca Hunt-LeeMasters 2010-06-27 00:10
To the family of Larry Wimer,

Writing these seem to be difficult as sometimes words do not come. I was Katie's classmate at Lamar School. Losing anyone is very difficult. I lost my youngest son two years ago and my brother sixteen years ago. My condolences to the family. I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. May there be a peace that flows with you all in this time of loss. Again, I am so sorry for your loss. Katie, I hope that you and your family are doing well considering the circumstances.

Rebecca
#1 Mission, KSMichelle Patton Magee 2010-06-26 11:55
So sorry to hear about you loss. Your family will be in my prayers. Just remember he is in a better place with no pain.

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