Larry D. Breedlove, 72, rural Baldwin City, Kansas was born March 24, 1940, the son of Joe and Laura (Pierce) Breedlove, at home in Lamar, Arkansas, near Hagersville in the Boston Mountains of Arkansas. He was the youngest of 10 children.
When he was a young child, his family moved to the Sikeston, Missouri area to find a better living and to pick cotton. He left home at age 14 to find work in western Kansas, but was sent home because he was too young. At age 16, he returned to Kansas and lived the cowboy life. He learned the welding trade and worked in the oil fields of Wyoming. He later moved to Denver to weld and played guitar in a band. He moved back to Kansas in 1968, welding and hauling hay, where he met the farmer’s daughter, Clarice Hughey. They were married October 12, 1968, and recently celebrated their 44th anniversary. He became a full-time farmer and dairyman, raising cattle and hogs. He also was a welder and ironworker for American Construction.
Preceding him in death were his parents, three brother, Henson, Hendricks, and Charley, and six sisters, Mamie, Geneva, Lucinda (Lou), Hazel, Nora, Eula, and Maudine. He is survived by his wife, of the home, three sons, and seven grandchildren: David William (Michelle Lanoue), Jade and Cheyenne; Matthew Dean (Michelle), Sierra, LillyAnn and Lora; and Andrew Grant (Angela), Jacob and Mariska. His greatest love was time with his grandchildren and working with his farm machinery.
Burial will be on the family farm in a private ceremony.
Memorials can be sent to the Franklin County Cancer Society in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Messages & Condolences
Clarice and family
Was very sorry to see news of Larry’s passing. I always enjoyed talking with him whenever we might meet. You have our sympathy and we wish you all well as you begin this next segment of your lives. Having lost all of our parents we know it is tough but faith will see you through.
Although I haven’t seen all of you for some time you have often been in my thoughts.
Thank you for all the kindness and friendship you offered me.I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Warm regards to all,
We am so sorry for your loss, Love and prayers to all. Gary and Kandie Koehler
Clarice and family,
My heart goes out to you in your loss. Larry was a “friend of the family” for years, and we have good memories of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
To the Breedlove Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in your time of loss. Larry will be truly missed. We are so sorry for your loss.
Clarice,boys and families, Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Larry will be deeply missed. Over the years Larry and I shared a lot of stories while working on his tractor or whatever needed fixin.
Art & Deb Feist
To the Breedlove family:: We send our love, prayers and thoughts to all of you, May Larry rest in peace!!! Lord we ask you to be with the Breedlove Family at this time !! In jesus name amen!!
My prayers are with you, Larry was always so good, kind, and helped my Dad (Donald Woodsum) so much. I am so sorry for your loss. Linda Motter
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