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
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
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 carry-in memorial
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.
Arrangements are being handled by Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.timeformemory.com/wilsonfh.