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Larry Lance

1941 - 2006


From Then To Now

Larry passed away September 18, 2006.  Shirley "Hughes" Lance, wife, gave us a brief biography of Larry's life.  In addition she provided a beautiful pictorial of Larry and his family through the years.  Larry's classmates were sadly shocked by the sudden and brief illness. 

Shirley writes:  Larry and I were married December 24, 1959.  We have 2 children, Scott born January 25, 1962 and Rhonda born December 21, 1965.  Scott was a Police Officer for 17 plus years but now follows in his father's footsteps as a builder.  Scott has four children and two grandchildren.  Our daughter, Rhonda has worked in the Emergency Room at Cox hospital for 14 years.

Our family moved to Marshfield 1976, before that we lived in Titusville, FL for 8 years.  Larry opened a gun and rod shop in Marshfield 27 years ago and owned it until his death.  Larry loved to hunt and we both loved to fish.  Larry loved his kids and grandkids, they were his life. 



Larry Lance Obituary

Larry D. Lance, 64, of Marshfield, passed away at 2:19 a.m., Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, in St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield.

Larry was a long-time contractor and owned and operated the Gun and Rod shop in Marshfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest Vern Lance and Agnes (Perry) Lance; and his brother, Jim.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; a son, Scott Lance and his wife, Jackie, Marshfield; a daughter, Rhonda Bernhardt and her husband, Randy, of Marshfield; six grandchildren, Jenni Catron and her husband, Evan, Lance Bernhardt, Daniel Lance and his wife, Kimberly, Andrew Bernhardt, Stephanie Lance and Elizabeth Lance; two great-grandchildren, Michael Lance and Anna Catron; a brother, Roe Harold Lance, Mexico; and a half sister, Vela Dunning and her husband, Earl, Dexter.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today in the Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield, with Rev. Durwin Kicker officiating. Burial will be in the Marshfield Cemetery.

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Remembering Larry...


Larry's  funeral will begin in just a few minutes as I begin to write this note--the following thoughts were written earlier this year when a good friend in Poplar Bluff died--just thought that I would share it with you--the obituary of Larry does not match the memories that I have of a classmate that was very smart, could run like the wind, an excellent baseball player as I remember and very kind to everyone especially to me. 
Oh so quickly the months are turning into many years much too fast to personal  liking.  Thanks so much and have a wonderful day--Art Cole


Shared thoughts by Art Cole for Larry and all the friends and family we have lost through the years. "A Pool Hall Tribute To Death"


"You'll Never Walk Alone"