Larry LeCrone


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MONTICELLO — Larry Lee LeCrone, 82, of Monticello passed away surrounded by his loving family, at 9:15 a.m. Monday (Oct. 8, 2018) in Monticello.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church of Bement. Pastor Marsha Frederick will officiate. Burial will be in the Monticello Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, also at First Presbyterian Church of Bement.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

Larry was born on Dec. 26, 1935, in Decatur, a son of Fay and Frances Hubbard LeCrone. He married Sue Williams on June 19, 1955, in Monticello, and she survives in Monticello.

Surviving children include Diane (Roger) Hendrix of Bement, Debra (Kevin) Phipps of Monticello and Dan (Coleen) LeCrone, also of Monticello.

Surviving grandchildren include Andy (Leah) Hendrix of Bement, Matt Hendrix of Chicago, Megan (Andrew) Brown of Decatur, Bryan Phipps of Monticello, Doug (Kristin) LeCrone of Monticello and Chrissy (Brian) Szczepanek of Monticello; and two stepgrandsons, Justin (Amy) Rosenbery of Atwood and Adam (Ashley) Rosenbery of Monticello.

Larry is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Khloe Hendrix, Keegan LeCrone, Audrey Szczepanek; and step-great-grandchildren, Madelyn and William Rosenbery and Harper and Mark Rosenbery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant twin sons and a grandson, Kyle Hendrix.

Larry was a lifelong farmer; he served on the Monticello Grain Elevator Board for 10 years. He was a seed dealer for corn and soybeans, ushered for many years at the Monticello United Methodist Church and was also a commodity broker.

Larry was an outstanding athlete in track, basketball and football. He was inducted into the Monticello High School Hall of Fame.  His hobbies included snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, bowling, golfing and playing cards. However, his greatest love and joy was watching his children and grandchildren in all of their sporting activities.

Aaron and Susie Hinds of Hinds Funeral Home, Bement, have the honor to serve the LeCrone family in their time of need. “Our Family Is Here To Serve Your Family.”