Larry D Fears '65

01/01/2014

Larry D FearsĀ  April 3, 1943 - January 1, 2014

Larry Douglas Fears, 70, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at home from natural causes.

Larry was born April 3, 1943 in East St. Louis, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Illinois where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Associate Editor of the Illio and named to "Who's Who" at the university. He was a retired Major in the Air Force Reserves.

He was Vice President of Information Technology for Kemper Service Company and Director of Operations within the Scudder/DWS group at DST Systems in Kansas City. He was a member of Church of the Resurrection. In retirement, Larry devoted his energies to his family, his church, the Village Presbyterian Food Pantry and his love of model trains through volunteerism at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, their children, Kimberly (Brian) Brooke, Jeffrey (Jacalyn) Fears, his grandchildren, Brandon, Aidan and Katherine Fears, and mother, Josephine Fears. He is also survived by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Greg (Nancy) Nieland, their children, Christopher and Stephanie and cousins, Robert, Jim and Steve Blodgett.