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Larry Joe Harms
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Birth: Nov. 30, 1944
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 27, 2009
Benton County
Missouri, USA

Larry Joe Harms, 64, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died Monday, April 27, 2009, at his home.

He was born November 30, 1944, the son of Earl Elmer Harms and Lena Gray (Rains) Harms. On June 15, 1965, at the Harmony Baptist Church near Windsor, he married Joyce Elaine Neill and she survives of the home in Windsor.

Larry was a life-long farmer raising a variety of livestock, mainly cattle, and row-crops. He had worked for various seed companies and was currently a district sales manager for Producer's Hybrids seed company. He had also worked as a crop insurance salesperson for Farmer's Mutual for a number of years. Larry was a former board member of the Lincoln R-2 School District, serving for 19 years with 9 of those years as President of the board. Larry was a man of God and had served, in various Baptist churches, as a Deacon, Sunday School Director, and Sunday School Teacher. He was currently a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. Larry enjoyed collecting antique farm machinery and tools, especially Allis Chalmers tractors. No matter the circumstances, Larry always had a positive attitude and felt that "things would turn out all right."

In addition to his wife, Joyce, of the home, survivors include a son, Mark Harms and his wife Ann Marie, Windsor, Mo.; 2 daughters, Deanna Williams and her husband Carl, Lincoln, Mo., Elizabeth Sanders and her husband Jeremy, Sedalia, Mo.; 5 grandchildren, Kelley Bennefeld, Cody Bennefeld, Ryan Harms, Jesse Wyatt Sanders, and Lane Sanders; his father, Earl Harms, Windsor, Mo.; 2 brothers, Wayne Harms, Windsor, Mo., Duane Harms and his wife Carolyn, Leeton, Mo.; a sister, Mary Kay Howard, Windsor, Mo.; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; 2 aunts; an uncle and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lena Gray Harms, on May 25, 2006.

Funeral services will be Friday, May 1, 2009, 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Windsor, with Pastor Chris Johnston, Dr. Andrew Hill and Rev. Doug Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Mo. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. The family suggests contributions to either the Cole Camp Steam & Antique Tractor Club or to the Larry Harms Agriculture Education Scholarship and contributions may be made in care of the funeral home.

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  Lena Gray Rains Harms (1916 - 2006)
Lincoln Cemetery
Benton County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Gary N White
Record added: Mar 19, 2012
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Larry Joe Harms
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