Larry Gene Keim, 86, Harveyville: Sept. 29, 1937 – April 12, 2024 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Larry Gene Keim, 86, Harveyville: Sept. 29, 1937 – April 12, 2024

HARVEYVILLE, Kan. – Larry Gene Keim, 86, passed away peacefully with family around him Friday, April 12, 2024, at Harveyville, Kan. He was born Sept. 29, 1937, in Abilene, Kan., the son of Lester and Mary (Fells) Keim.

Larry spent his childhood years in Enterprise, Kan., and graduated from Chapman High School in 1955. After his father’s death, the family moved to Burlingame, Kan. It was at this time that Larry began farming, and it was to be a career that would span 69 years, from 1955 to 2024.

On Aug. 19, 1973, Larry was united in marriage to Roezetta Hammond, in Humboldt, Kan. Larry and Roezetta created Funny Face Farms and worked together for 49 years until her passing.

Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Roezetta, on Aug. 4, 2022; and his parents, Lester and Mary Keim.

Larry is survived by his brother, Duane (Jan) Keim, of Harveyville; two sisters, Delores Norton, Osage City, Kan., and Pat (Jim) Croucher, Vassar, Kan.; eight nieces and nephews; 12 great-nieces and nephews; and eight great-great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Miller United Methodist Church, Miller, Kan. Burial will follow in the Wilmington Cemetery, south of Harveyville. Following the burial, the family will have a celebration of life and a meal remembering Larry at Funny Face Farms, 12119 Miller Rd., Harveyville, KS 66432. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Funny Face Farms.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Mission Valley FFA, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.


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