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Larry Capehart

March 31, 1939 — September 12, 2018

Larry D. Capehart age 79 of LaCygne Kansas passed away on Wednesday, Sept 12, 2018 at his home under Hospice care after a long year of battling cancer. He was born August 31, 1939 to George F. and Bertha A. Capehart in LaCygne Kansas. He attended grade and high school there and graduated in 1957. In 1958 he joined the United States Army served proudly for the USA, mostly in France, where he enjoyed riding his motorcycle to tour as many places as he could. After his tour was finished he worked with Warren as a long haul truck driver, bought property in Montana where his daughter Celeste was born. There he cut his own lumber and milled it. He also cooked with his mother in a restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida. He was a member of Boilermakers Local Union #83 here in Kansas until he retired in 2002. His hobbies, or things he liked to do, was hunting, fishing, grilling and spending time with his dogs and cattle, who all became his pets. Visited family at his discretion. He enjoyed the regular meetings with the Rusty Zipper Gang. Together, he and Evelyn would go to the garden and enjoy sitting on the tail gate of the pickup to peel and eat cucumbers fresh from the garden. Of course, he was the one sitting on the tail gate, while she picked. They spent many hours, doing things or not doing anything. Larry loved his grand kids and family; though he might not always agree with them. He thought he was especially blessed when he could be present when great grandson David James was born. It was love at first sight. He would have been Celeste''s first grandchild. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Celeste and husband Wayne Shelton, four brothers George, Curtis, Duane and Warren Capehart, one sister Jean Bowman and many friends. Larry is survived by his wife, Evelyn of the home, one brother Bill Capehart Raymore, Mo. three sons Shawn Hite LaCygne, KS, Shane Hite and wife Alaina Butler, MO Robert Hite El Dorado Springs, Mo. Grandchildren: Heather Rose and Brandon Colorado Springs, Colorado, David Rose and wife Kari Mt. Vernon, MO. Madison Estes Joplin, MO. Andrew Carlson and wife Sara Louisville, Kentucky. Evie, Sami and Jackson Hite Butler, Mo. Kaitlyne and Jacob Hite Olatha, KS. Great grandchildren David James Rose Mt. Vernon, Mo Kolton and Elija Carlson Louisville Kentucky. Many other family and friends will greatly miss this special man. Funeral service will be 1 pm Monday, September 17, 2018 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. Burial in the Jingo Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon to service at the Chapel. Contributions are suggested to Mercy Hospice. Online condolences for the family can be left at

Visitation Details

Monday, September 17th, 2018 12:00pm, Schneider Funeral Homes & Crematory, LaCygne Chapel

Service Information

Monday, September 17th, 2018 1:00pm, Schneider Funeral Homes & Crematory, LaCygne Chapel

Interment Details

Jingo Cemetery

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