Larry Wayne Beals, 58, Independence, Kan., passed away at 2:20 p.m., Dec. 3, 2017 at home.

Larry Wayne Beals, 58, Independence, Kan., passed away at 2:20 p.m., Dec. 3, 2017 at home.
Larry was born in Waynesville, Mo., to Wiley Beals and Bonnie E. (Shippert) Beals. Larry grew up in Neosho, where he graduated from high school in 1977. During high school, he participated in the Neosho ROTC program. After high school, Larry attended Jop Corp in Excelsior Springs, Mo., where he became a certified welder and met his wife of 37 years. Larry married Danette L. (Treakle) Beals on Jan. 19, 1980. Larry and Danette made their home in Independence, Kan., with their two daughters.
He is survived in death by his mother, Bonnie Beals, Neosho; a sister, Joyce (Beals) Lee and husband, Jeff Lee, Neosho; his wife, Danette Beals of the home; his daughter, Tabatha L. Beals Green and husband, Brian Green, Independence, Kan.; daughter, Tia M. (Beals) Lamb and husband, Wade Lamb, South Coffeyville, Okla.; grandchildren Jacob Green, Zachary Green, Ember Green, John Lamb and Evan Walton, whom he loved very much.
Larry was preceded in death by his father, Wiley Beals.
Memorial services were held at the First Assembly of God, 2414 N. 8th St., Independence, Kan., on Friday, Dec. 8.