March 29, 2023 at 10:34 p.m.
Larry Harold Richards, 78, of Hoxie, Kansas, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones March 22, 2023, at the Sheridan County Health Complex LTC, Hoxie.
Larry Harold Richards was born Sept. 17, 1944, in Quinter, Kansas, to Harold and Dorothy (Bell) Richards. Larry attended elementary school at Bow Creek Township, then graduated from Hoxie High School in 1962. On April 4, 1965, Larry married the love of his life, Twyla LaVonne Hoffman, and in this unity of marriage, they were blessed with three girls: Teresa, Brenda and Debra.
Larry was always a hardworking man. After graduating high school in 1962, he worked with many farmers. In 1965, he and Twyla moved to Quinter, where he worked at Flex King from 1965-1966. He moved to work for a farmer in Penokee, Kansas, from 1966-1967, later moving to Hill City, Kansas, where Larry worked for Graham County Road Department from 1966-1974. He moved to Hoxie, where he was a janitor at the Hoxie High School from 1974-1978. He then went to work for the Sheridan County Road Department from 1978-2004 when he had to retire due to health reasons.
Larry is survived by Twyla, his loving wife of 58 years, of Hoxie; children Teresa (Melvin) Quakenbush, Ronan, Montana, Brenda (Gordon) Morton of Sauk Centre, Minnesota and Debra (Danny) Dible of Menlo, Kansas; 14 grandkids, Lorraine, Bradley, Derek (Lesley), Brandonn (Shelby), Chris (Colleen), Anthony, Elizabeth, Grason, Michael (Kristin), Steven (Chauntell), Jarrod, Travis, Andy (Kenna) and Brett (Val); 21 great-grandkids; three great-great-grandchildren; sister Linda Tanner of Loveland, Colorado; brother Terry Richards of Hoxie, Kansas; many aunts and uncles; nephew Kyle Tanner; niece Kerri Tanner; and many cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nephew and niece.
Larry was a member of the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints but attended the Methodist Church.
Although Larry was faced with insurmountable health challenges, he never lost his sense of humor or engaging spirit.
A funeral service is planned for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 1, at the Hoxie United Methodist Church, Hoxie. Visitation will be held 1-7 p.m., Friday, March 31, at Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home; the family will be receiving friends from 5-7 p.m. The service will be live streamed at www.mickeyleopoldfuneral.com.
Memorials are suggested to the Sheridan County Benefit Walk and may be sent to Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, PO Box 987, Hoxie, Kansas 67740. Words of caring and comfort may be left for the family at www.mickeyleopoldfuneral.com.