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Lawrence 'Larry' Edward L'Hote, June 13, 1940 — April 12, 2013, of Columbia

April 13, 2013 | 6:54 p.m. CDT

Lawrence "Larry" Edward L'Hote died on April, 12, 2013 at Boone Hospital after a recent fall. A brief public graveside service is planned Monday, April 15, 1 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Larry was born on June 13, 1940, in Columbia, Missouri, to the late Homer J. L'Hote and Earlene Patton L'Hote,.

He attended University High and received a B.S. in Education from MU in 1963 and served in the Army shortly thereafter.

He married Peg Bobbitt and she preceded him in death.

Dear father to Andrew, (Nikki) and grandfather to their children Brady and Hope of Batavia, IL, he is also survived by his step daughter Susan Bobbitt Schumaker (Larry), of Overland Park, KS and their children Jake, Lou and Joe; step daughter Trisha; step son John Bobbitt (Clea) of Lake Ozark, MO, and their child Dana; a step daughter, Anne Hardie (deceased) (Rich Waltrip) and their daughter Kate, son Matt (deceased) of Spokane, WA; His sister Linda L'Hote of Columbia and nieces Pam and Paula; sister Lynette L'Hote Burgess (Joe) of Plano, TX and children Taz and Betsy; sister Lisa L'Hote Schildt (Ulrich) of Redmond, WA and their daughter Katie. A brother Leland J. L'Hote (deceased) of Lexington, KY, (Mary Ann) and their children Lee, Lisa and Lou.

For 35 years, Larry was a math and science teacher at Hickman High School where students and coworkers enjoyed his wit and dry sense of humor. Prior to Columbia, he taught in Hannibal and Monroe City.

Upon retirement he found a passion in Art and was actively involved in the local Art community. His supportive group of Art friends, family and fans were constantly amazed at his unique ability to transform discarded items into treasures.

We all will miss this special person who touched so many. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Columbia Art League.

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