Larry  Stewart


Lawrence "Larry" Stewart, age 76, of Webb City, MO, passed away Wednesday, June 26th, 2019, at Freeman Hospital, in Joplin, following an illness.
Larry was born on August 20, 1942, in Whittier, CA, to the late Billy Stewart and Alpha (Syble) Gunn.
Larry was a Godly man. He was a member of the Fairview Christian Church, in Carthage. In earlier years, he directed the children's church program at Forest Park, Joplin. Larry found great joy teaching children the Word of God.
Larry worked for Gulf States, which became Rock 10, in Joplin. There he was part of production management until his retirement.
Larry married Elizabeth Owen on October 3, 1998. She survives. They shared twenty wonderful years together.
Together they had four beautiful children, Brannon Owen and wife, Carrie, of Seneca, MO, Angela Sheldon, of Cushing, OK, Amy Larson, of Neck City, and Bethanie Lee Taylor and husband, Brad, of Bloomington, IN, all survive. Additional survivors include three grandchildren, Christopher Stewart, Noah Larson, and Esther Taylor; two nieces, Stephanie Davis and Christine Stubbert; great-nieces and nephews, Audrey, Amelia, Silas, Mary, Nehemiah, Ezra, and special baby, Boaz. Larry is also survived by one brother, Lee Stewart and wife, Regina, of Carthage; and one uncle, Walter Gunn, and wife, Rebecca, of Marshfield, MO.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 29, at 10 a.m. at the Chapel at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, with burial to follow at Ozark Cemetery, in Joplin. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.
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Dan Makofski; Sugar Hill, GA.
Jun 28, 2019
I am very sorry to hear this news about I had the opportunity to work with Larry not only in Joplin while Gulf States Paper, but years earlier in Modesto, CA. at American Can Company. My condolences to the family.
Amy (Idleman) Baker
Jun 27, 2019
I shared many wonderful years with Larry at Gulf States Paper. We worked side by side, traveled together and I learned many things from him. I learned, sitting the airport, that he liked to sit and watch people walk by. He told me that he'd been a clothier in his early years at Henry's in Wichita (I think that's where he told me) and we used to watch people in the airport (when we traveled together) and talk about "clothes" people wore. So Funny. He was always dressed impeccably. In fact, just this morning I drove by Henry's and thought, I need to let Larry know what they are doing to the old Henry's building. And then I heard he was gone from our world. He was a godly man and I remember...ed our conversations in the, being the younger one and him being the wiser, more patient father figure. I learned production from him. Elizabeth and family, I am so sorry for your loss but Heaven's has a great gain! I'll remember Larry with wonderful memories!Read more