Larry L. Kuhn
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     Larry Kuhn, age 79, of Lamar, Missouri passed away at his home Saturday, September 30, 2017.

     Larry was born May 23, 1938 in Lamar to Lloyd William and Katherine Aurora (Dowell) Kuhn.  After graduating Lamar High School in 1956, he moved to Springfield and attended Drury College and SMSU, where he graduated with two master’s degrees in psychology and sociology. On June 2, 1962 he married Mary Fesperman, the love of his life, in Bokoshe, Oklahoma. 

     Larry worked at St John’s Hospital Psych Ward during college and then for the Federal Government and Springfield Housing Authority.  In 1975, he and Mary moved back to the family’s Century Farm, started in 1902.  The farm was where his heart was, where he was raised with a strong work ethic, and learned pride in family.  He and his two brothers lived together with their families on the farm, where they worked together in harmony to raise crops and cattle, and tend to the Kuhn Orchards.

     In addition to his responsibilities on the family farm, Larry held a membership in the Metro Club and Lamar United Methodist Church, where he sang in the church choir during his youth He served his country in the Missouri National Guard for 9 years. As a member of Missouri Second Calvary Re-enactors, he enjoyed riding his horse Whizzer, in many events as well as speaking to schools about the Civil War. He and Mary taught Ball Room Dancing together.  Larry also served on several boards including Board of Directors for Ozark Mental Health Council, Barton County Health Department, Farm Service Agency, and Barton County Electric.

     Larry is survived by his wife of nearly 56 years, Mary; two sisters-in law, Betty Kuhn and Mary P. Kuhn. Additional survivors include several nieces and nephews; Kim Kuhn, Richmond, Virginia, Michelle Dowell Kuhn, Lamar, Christian (Paul) Dowell Alberty, Olathe, Kansas, Mark (Hazel) Dowell Kuhn and son Harrison Dowell Kuhn, Enterprise, Alabama, Jacob (Annette) Kuhn, Lamar, Amy Kuhn, Carthage, Missouri, Sherie (Mike) Smith, Bill (Shelly) Ainsworth, and Jim (Mittie) Ainsworth, all of Bokoshe, Oklahoma; and a host of great nieces and nephews whom he loved.  He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Roger, Dan, infant brother and grandparents Albert and Sarah Kuhn and Amy Dowell.

     Services will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Daniel Funeral Home with Rev. Don Keithly officiating.

    Contributions are suggested to Barton County Library or Barton County Humane Society in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

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Mary Patrick Kuhn  - Carthage, MO   |2017-10-01 15:44:54
Larry was so special to many people. I have nothing but fond memories of him. I
couldn't ask for a better brother-in-law. He will be so missed. He, my husband
Danny and Roger will be joined together once again.
Mary, I know you will be
lonely without him. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Richard Ryan  - Lamar,Mo.   |2017-10-02 10:12:51
Mary, so sorry for your loss. I had known Larry most of my life. His mother and
my mother grew up together and were life-long friends. A very nice family. My
condolences for your loss. 28CBG
Janice Onstott  - Pine Bluff,Ar.   |2017-10-02 12:08:47
Every time Gene & I saw Larry out he always had a smile on his face tho
sometimes we knew he was in pain yet he still smiled because that was Larry.
That smile will be missed but can you imagine how he is smiling in Heaven now
seeing his family. I am truly sorry.
Connie Smith  - Lamar, MO   |2017-10-02 14:16:14
Larry was a great man and will be missed by many people. He was always kind to
me and my girls. I am very sorry for your loss Mary.
Diana Hopkins  - Lamar, MO   |2017-10-03 05:22:53
So sorry to hear this. I didn't know Larry very well, but my heart goes out to
Mary and the family. Love and prayers to all.
Shelly Howard  - Winfield, MO   |2017-10-03 06:49:55
Mary, My heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow. I have admired you over
the years and wish I could personally give you a hug. You were lucky to have
such a loving and kind man in your life. Larry will surely be missed and
remembered by so many people whose lives he touched. With deepest
sympathies,
Love Shelly
Jan and Neal VanGilder   |2017-10-03 06:52:45
Mary, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Larry was a one of a kind guy!
I served a few committees with him and enjoyed working with him. Neal and I
are praying for your comfort!
Irma woodward  - Key largo fl   |2017-10-03 10:08:12
So sorry to hear of your loss. As Franny would say he was a gooden
Lindsay Loveall (Pennell)   |2017-10-03 11:15:47
I am so sorry for your loss Mrs.Kuhn. He was a pretty special guy. I always
think of him and Whizzer when I would hear his name. For a young girl who had a
love of horses, he was the kind of guy you idolized. Prayers for comfort during
this time.
Bill &Shirley Gaither  - Lamar   |2017-10-03 12:03:58
Larry will be missed by so many friends and family. To me and so many around my
age he was just Uncle Larry.When Larry was around it was always a good time with
stories,friendship and maybe some wine. I will always remember visits to your
house and the apple orchard.
Chuckie   |2017-10-03 14:08:31
RIP, Uncle Larry. You are one of a kind. Minnie, our love and prayers to you.
Lisa Heath  - Lamar, MO   |2017-10-03 14:27:31
Mary, Larry was such a great person. I always enjoyed visiting with him and
listening to his stories when he was in the office. Praying for peace and
comfort for you and all the family.
David & JoanTurner  - Lamar mo   |2017-10-03 17:22:46
A nice man who will be missed. May God's mercy be with you and your family
John & Marcia Bary  - Lamar   |2017-10-04 08:09:15
Larry was truly a treasure with a special soul. Our sincere sympathies are
extended to Mary and the entire family.
Tom and Diana Richards   |2017-10-07 16:27:07
Dear Mary: Our most sincere sympathies are extended to you. It was my pleasure
to have known Larry years ago and also the last few years at rehab. He was
always the most pleasant, knowledgeable and friendly guy around. I am thankful
to have known Larry. Sorry we didn't make it to the funeral but have been
touring the east coast the last couple of weeks and only learned recently of
Larry's passing.
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