Larry D. McCormick, 73, Carbondale: Feb. 21, 1948 – Jan. 18, 2022 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Larry D. McCormick, 73, Carbondale: Feb. 21, 1948 – Jan. 18, 2022

CARBONDALE, Kan. – Larry D. McCormick, 73, of Carbondale, Kan., passed away Tuesday Jan. 18, 2022, at Plaza West Care Center, Topeka, Kan. He was born Feb. 21, 1948, in La Crosse, Kan., the son of Charles W. and Louise Erb McCormick.

Larry grew up in Rush Center, Kan. and attended La Crosse High School, graduating with the class of 1966. He would further his education by attending Hutchinson Junior College and Emporia State Teachers College, earning a Bachelor’s of Education in 1970.

Larry married the love of his life, Donna Mitchell, on Jan. 25, 1970. For the first year of their marriage, they lived in Olathe, Kan., while Larry taught at Shawnee Mission North West and Donna taught at Spring Hill.

They moved to Overbrook, Kan., for two years, before making their home in Carbondale, in 1973. Larry taught office education, distributive education, and vocational education at Santa Fe Trail High School. He also shared his skills and vast knowledge of vocational training by teaching the men and women of the Topeka Correctional Facilities. From there, Larry went on to teach computer education at the Kaw Area Vocational Technical School.

Larry was a person always on the go. He kept very active by being involved in school and church activities and projects. One of his greatest delights was to be in the kitchen with his apron and chef’s hat on. He catered many school and church dinners. He also enjoyed vegetable gardening and helping people solve their computer problems. He enjoyed being with people and helping, teaching, and serving others.

Larry and Donna cultivated their faith as members of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Scranton, Kan. He was a devoted member of the Knights of Columbus and the Glory to God Covenant Community.

He will live on in the hearts and memories of his loving wife, Donna McCormick, of their home; three sons, Doug McCormick, Carbondale, Mike McCormick and his fiancée, Janelle, Lawrence, Kan., and Matt McCormick, Lawrence; granddaughters, Bria and Paisley McCormick; a brother, Denny McCormick, Timken, Kan.; and numerous extended family and a host of dear friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Scranton. The family will receive friends 9-10 a.m. Saturday, at the church. The rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Burial will follow services at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Osage City.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Knights of Columbus or St. Patrick’s Church building fund, and sent in care of the VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523. Condolences can be left at

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