Larry Wayne Childers, 77, of Litchfield, passed away on Sun., April 5, 2020 at 2:10 a.m. in HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on Feb. 2, 1943, in Litchfield, IL, a son of Eugene E. and Edith W. (Simonton) Childers. Mr. Childers was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving during Vietnam in Intelligence – Special Forces. He graduated from Litchfield High School. Mr. Childers married the former Beverly Sue Keene on Aug. 8, 1981, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She survives. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Litchfield. He enjoyed following the stock market, reading, and getting fresh air. He especially enjoyed visits from his grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Mr. Childers is survived by:
2 daughters, Cindy Childers (fiancé, Jeff McCormick) of White Hall
Catherine (Kelley) Lehmann of Carlinville
2 sisters, Lois Jean Rutherford Beaty of Litchfield
Penny Joy (Randall) Cooper of Wright City, MO
4 grandchildren, Amberliegh Mix; Logan Mix; Tyler Mix; Bentley Mix
Mr. Childers was preceded in death by his parents.
Private family services for Mr. Childers will be held on Wed., April 8, 2020. Fr. Dan Willenborg of Holy Family Catholic Church will officiate. Family extends an invitation to join them for the graveside committal at 11:45 a.m. in Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield. Social distancing rules will be implemented. No visitation will be held. The family suggests memorials be made to the Litchfield Veterans Memorial Garden.
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Litchfield Veterans' Memorial Garden Fund
P.O. Box 593, Litchfield IL 62056