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Obituary – Larry D. Postlewait

Larry Dean Postlewait, son of Leslie Wayne and Hazel Ireta (Carter) Postlewait, was born April 5, 1952, in Houston, Mo. He went home to be with the Lord November 9, 2020, at his home in Bucyrus, Mo., at the age of 68 years, 7 months and 4 days.

Larry grew up in the Plum Valley community and graduated school at Houston. Although Larry never married, he lavished his attention on his nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. Larry enjoyed playing baseball and softball with his brothers and nephews on the O.K. Tire Team in the ‘70s and ‘80s. In his later years, his hobbies included bowling, hunting, fishing and family gatherings. Larry was an avid Cardinals and Chiefs Fan. If you needed to know date, game time, or channel, Larry was the one to call. Larry worked several years for Brown Shoe Factory, and after its closing went to work at the Lee Factory. With the closing of the Lee Factory, Larry became the primary caregiver for his mother until his health declined and she moved to Houston House.

He accepted Christ in later life and shared the love of Christ with his family. Although his body was becoming weak and broken, Larry focused on strength from his heavenly Father.

Larry is preceded in death by his parents; his sisters: Joyce Shaffer, Lois Mings and an infant sister; his brother, Virgil and an infant brother; brothers-in-law: Jack Shaffer and Oris Weber; three nephews: Jamie Shaffer, Terry Mings and Sammy Mings; a great niece, Christy Mings; and a great nephew, Nathan Brammer.

He is survived by his brothers: Robert of Houston, Jerry and wife, Jan, Leslie and wife, Cynthia, Ed and wife, Carol, all of Bucyrus; his sisters: Shirley Weber of Lynchburg, Dorothy Petty and husband, Mark of Roby; sister-in-law, Sherryn Postlewait of Bucyrus; three aunts: Ruby Ramsey of Bucyrus, Shirley Carter of Success, and Margie McCarty of Mtn. Grove; and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

Larry’s greatest joy in life was his family. He loved spending time with his nieces and nephews and was always there for birthday parties, graduation celebrations and weddings. They all knew they were loved by Uncle Larry. His love for his family will always be a treasured memory. Larry will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Union Chapel Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to

Services were held Friday, November 13, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home with Pastor Albert Weber officiating. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Dustin Postlewait, Chandler Postlewait, Randell Postlewait, Jason Clinton, Jim Carter and Janell Postlewait-Aguirre. Honorary Pallbearer was Jerry Snyder.

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