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Larry Dean Horton 1944 - 2024
Larry Dean Horton

Larry Dean Horton, 79, passed away Feb. 4, 2024, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Feb. 27, 1944, in Great Bend, to Melvin and Katherine (Koch) Horton. He married Carol Ann Riebel on April 4, 1964, in Great Bend. She survives. 

A lifetime Great Bend resident, Larry was a foreman for Great Bend Manufacturing and later a heavy equipment operator for K.M.W., retiring in 2021. He was a member of the B 4 5 Club at Sarge’s, formerly the Pour House and enjoyed fishing, hunting, casinos, and playing KENO. Above all, Larry treasured his time spent with his family and friends. Larry served his country in the Army National Guard, earning the rank of Sergeant, and later being the recipient of a Golden Plains Quilt of Valor in 2022.

Survivors include his wife, Carol; three daughters, Laura Brown (Scott), Carla Rodie (Dave Davis), and Kathy Kellar (Greg) all of Great Bend; six grandchildren, Justin Kelly (Corry), Cody Kelly (Jessica), Brianna Mahin (Jacey), Nicole Unruh, Nick Schwager (Georgia), and Trevor Schwager; 16 great grandchildren; and his cat, meano Keno. He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Horton; and mother and stepfather, Katherine and Wayne Coyle. 

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, at Bryant Funeral Home, with family to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, at Bryant Funeral Home, with Debbie Fegan presiding. Interment will be in the Great Bend Cemetery. Memorials have been designated to Angel Flight Central or Victory in the Valley, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home 

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS 67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 8, 2024