Larry Weaver, 75
Graveside Services for Larry Weaver, age 75 of Sharpsburg who passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Corning Nursing & Rehab were held Friday, July 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Athelstan Cemetery with military honors. Visitation was Friday at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox with the family greeting friends from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Memorials may be given in his name. Memories may be shared at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox where we ‘Celebrate Life’.
Larry Duane Weaver was born on Easter Sunday, April 21, 1946, in Maryville, Missouri at St. Francis Hospital the son of Duane LeRoy Weaver and Virginia Pearl (Clark) Weaver. Larry attended several schools and lived with Aunt Carol and Uncle Johnny May during his high school years so he could graduate with the Class of 1964 from Mount Ayr High School.
On December 29, 1964 Larry enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. He was later stationed in Iwa Kuni, Japan. Larry was recognized as the U.S.A. Leatherneck of the Year. He was honorably discharged on December 9, 1968,where he was awarded the National Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Upon his discharge Larry was united in marriage to Sharon Kay Romesburg on May 10, 1969. At the time of the marriage, Larry he was blessed with two daughters, Jackie Gail and Sondra Kay.
Larry and Sharon farmed for a few years over on the High & Dry Road near Diagonal, Iowa. Later, Larry took welding classes at Southwest Community College in Creston. He established his own business in Lenox in 1976, called Weaver Welding & Fabrication. Larry was very good at welding anything and especially welding stainless steel and fixing machinery for local farmers. Larry was also a Master Blacksmith. Larry also enjoyed working on old steam powered machinery. Each year he and Sharon looked forward to camping at Mount Pleasant and attending the Old Threshers Reunion. Sharon enjoyed nursing and keeping the books at the welding shop. They later made their home east of Sharpsburg. Together they enjoyed camping, cats and dogs and keeping up with their two daughters . . . they especially loved living the country life.
Left to cherish Larry’s memory are his two daughters, Sondra Bryant and Gus Schmidt of Lawrence, Kansas; Jackie Gail Watson and fiancé, Kenny Rost, Sr. of Chamois, Missouri; three brothers, Terry Weaver and wife Trudy of Sharpsburg, Iowa; Richard Weaver and wife Maureen of Creston, Iowa; Delvin Weaver and wife Patti of Des Moines, Iowa; three sisters-in-law, Teresa Weaver of Lenox, Iowa; Joyce Mercer and Linda Brown and husband Charlie; thirteen grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Preceding Larry in death are his parents, Duane and Virginia Weaver; his loving wife of over 50 years, Sharon Weaver who passed away September 30, 2018; a brother, Dale Weaver; and a granddaughter, Bethany Rose Bryant.
We will forever hold our precious memories of Larry in our hearts.
May he be at peace in God’s loving care.