Larry Winston Baugh, 86, of Litchfield passed away on Mon., Apr. 29, 2019 at 12:25 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Home of Springfield. He was born on Nov. 16, 1932, in Carlinville, IL, a son of Ralph William & Goldie Florence (Joyett) Baugh. He graduated from Gillespie High School with the Class of 1950. Larry studied at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale for one year following graduation. He married the former Shirley Maxine Whitsell on Jan. 14, 1952 in Dixon, IL. In January of 2019 they celebrated 67 years of marriage. She preceded him in death on Apr. 16, 2019. Larry was the Materials Manager - Head of Purchasing at Shell Oil Company in the Research & Development Lab for 22 years. He was passionate about and farmed for many years west of Litchfield. Larry was a member of First Baptist Church in Litchfield. He was Treasurer for several years of the Litchfield Sportsman’s Club, and a member of Montgomery County Farmers Bureau. He helped develop skeet field and taught shooting skills at Britany Shooting Park in Bunker Hill. He was very proficient with welding, mechanical skills, building, & plumbing. Larry is survived by:
3 sons, Wendell (Kathy) Baugh of Gillespie
Loren (Nancy) Baugh of Benld
Dale (Laura) Baugh of Staunton
3 daughters, Janet Keistler of Springfield
Joyce (Roger) Fath of Hillsboro
Jacquelyn Niehaus of Litchfield
9 grandchildren, Stacey (Jennifer) Baugh; Jennifer Curtis; Evan (Beth) Baugh;
Kristin (Matt) Armitage; Daniel (Ashley) Baugh;
Julie Nelson; Chelsea Lapolice; Eric (Kaitlyn) Fath; Adam (Kayla) Fath
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; wife Shirley; 1 son, Randall Baugh; 1 brother, Roy Baugh; & son-in-law, Hal Keistler.
Funeral services will be held on Thurs., May 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Rev. Ed Fogle will officiate. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until service time in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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