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Larry Eugene Thaw passed away at his home in Newton, Ks. He was 63 years old.
Larry was always a hard worker, a strong and independent man, liked and loved by
many. He was a devoted son, a loving father and grandfather, a treasured brother,
uncle and cousin and a loyal friend to many individuals. He was well known for
his kind and gentle spirit.
Larry was born on September 2, 1954 in Newton, Ks to Jack Thaw, Sr. and Odessa
(King) Thaw in Newton, Kansas. He attended school in Newton and was a
graduate of Newton High School and Kansas State University. He was employed at
Boeing/Spirit for the last 25 years.
In 1988 Larry was blessed with a daughter, Lindsay, his proudest accomplishment.
He was a devoted and doting father from the first day of her arrival.
Larry was a successful Newton wrestler. He continued his love of wrestling by
helping to coach the Kid’s club in the 70’s, starting his nephews in the sport. He
was an avid wrestling fan and could be seen at most of Newton’s meets cheering
the Railer team throughout the years.
Preceding Larry in death were his father, Jack Thaw Sr., his brother, Michael, and
his sisters Patricia, Gloria Crawford and Joyce Giles. Larry is survived by his
mother, Odessa Thaw of Goessel, his daughter Lindsay Thiry and her husband,
Dustin, of Wichita, his very precious and adored granddaughter, Dessa Quinn, His
brother Jack Thaw Jr (JoAnne) and Donald Thaw (Veronica), nieces, nephews and
dozens of loving cousins.
A memorial service and celebration oflife has been scheduled for Wednesday,
December 20,2017,2:00 p.m., at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. Inumment
will occur immediately following the service at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.
The family will be available for visitation at Hall’s Chapel following the service.
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