CLAFLIN— Larry Thomas Haxton, 70, died Oct. 26 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Born Sept. 30, 1944 in Great Bend, he was the son of Wallace and Louise (Werhahn) Haxton.
Larry graduated from Chase High School in 1962. He joined the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1966. A resident of Claflin since 1980, Larry worked as a gauger for Kaw Pipeline,was then a co-owner of Folk Well and Lease, and later retired in 2006 from the Farmers Co-Op in Claflin. Larry was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Odin Knights of Columbus. He loved playing sports but even more so watching his children and grandchildren play sports.
On Nov. 29, 1969, he married Mary “Janie” Steffan in Chase. She survives.
Other survivors include; four children, Monte Haxton (Robyn) of Argonia, Gina Oberle (Doug) of Victoria, Kyle Haxton (Amy) of Hoisington, and Kevin Haxton (Emily) of Ellsworth; sister, Shirley Long (Bob) of Chase; brother, Duane Haxton (Barbara) of Newton; and 11 grandchildren, Karly Oberle, Caden Oberle, Zachariah Haxton, Quincy Cross, Mason Haxton, Avery Haxton, Aubreigh Haxton, Kanye Cross, Leyton Haxton, Khary Cross and Elyse Haxton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, with a vigil service and Knights of Columbus rosary at 7 p.m., Wednesday, all at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Claflin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation or Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, P.O. Box 146, Hoisington, Ks 67544. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.nicholsonrickefh.net
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P.O. Box 146
Hoisington, Ks 67544
Great Bend (Kans.) Tribune, Oct. 28, 2014