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Larry Meigs

d. January 22, 2008

Larry D. Meigs Larry Dale Meigs of Altoona, Kansas, died Monday, January 21, 2008, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was 57. Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at the Altoona United Methodist Church under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Loran Fawcett Chapel. The Reverends Donald and Cheryl Martin will officiate. Military honors will be afforded by Fort Riley, Kansas. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, from 6-8 p.m. The son of Capp and Maybelle Forshey Meigs, he was born April 15, 1950, in Neodesha, Kansas. He was raised in the Altoona and Neodesha area and graduated from Neodesha High School in 1968. He later attended Coffeyville Vo-Tech School before joining the US Army in 1969. He served in Vietnam from 1969-1971. Upon returning to Altoona, he was employed at Triad in Neodesha. Larry also enjoyed racing stock cars, motorcycles and also participated in demolition derbies. On December 15, 1973, he was united in marriage to Debra Jeanne Russell. She survives at the home. He had been a welder and machinist for much of his working life and had been employed as a driller at Midwest Minerals for the past 13 years. In the past, Larry had been a participant with his brothers in the Meigs Brothers Tractor Pull and was a former fire chief for Altoona. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Joshua Meigs and daughter-in-law Jennifer of Benedict, KS; one daughter, Elizabeth Meigs of Emporia, KS; two grandsons, Joshua Catfish and Jacob Meigs; and two brothers, Claude Meigs of Thayer, KS, and Vincent Meigs of Altoona, KS. He is preceded in death by his parents. Memorial contributions may be made to the Youth Hunter Education Program, a part of the Wild Trust Program which is under the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.

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