Larry Grant Rolleg
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Larry Grant Rolleg , Age: 80
March 28, 1938 -- June 05, 2018

Lawrence (Larry) Grant Rolleg was born March 28, 1938 at 8:20 am in Joplin Missouri, to Ulysses Grant and Helen Rolleg. He passed away June 5, 2018 at 11:18 a.m. peacefully in his home surrounded by his family.

He graduated Joplin High School in 1956. Larry loved to play baseball and became a hometown hero, forever known as Lighting Larry. The summer after his senior year he tried out for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team; however his career ended with a blown elbow. He married Dianna Vaughan in 1961; they welcomed two daughters, Jaci and Jyl. In 1972, he married Joan Bowlby and became a proud stepfather to Stephanie and Chip. Their family was completed with the birth of their daughter Jennifer.

Through the years they moved from Joplin to Florida before they landed in Kansas City in 1988. Larry was a salesman at heart but loved being the Marketing Director of the Grand Court Retirement Community in Overland Park. Larry enjoyed dancing and lip-syncing to the residents delight. Larry was an avid sports fan, cheering on the Royals and Chiefs with his best pet Winston. But his favorite team was the Jayhawks.

He loved his five children, 12 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, plus two on the way. He is preceded in death by his father, Grant Rolleg. He is survived by his wife Joan Rolleg; his mother, Helen Rolleg; his sister, Judy (Gary) Love and family; his children, Stephanie (Rick) Gregg, Chip (Christina) Bowlby, Jaci (Karl) Queen, Jyl (Hank) Adair and Jennifer (Chris) Harvey. He adored his grandchildren: Hans Breitweiser, Magen (Josh) Garmon, Rheanna (Andrew) Castruita, Keaton (Cali) Bowlby, Tara Bowlby, Sara and Katie Gregg, Brandon and Lauryn Adair, McKenna, Dalton and Carter Harvey, and great grandchildren Malaki Mills, Oliver Garmon, Dani and Kori Castruita.

The family would like to thank Vitas Hospice for their compassionate care. Larry enjoyed Christian Youth Theater and was inspired by its mission. Larry’s family would like to recognize Dr. Laurie Fisher and her staff for their great care for over 25 years.

Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 11 at Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia Street, Lenexa, KS; followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Shawnee Mission Memory Garden. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Larry’s name to Christian Youth Theater 6800 W 153rd Overland Park, KS 66223 or the charity of your choice.

Additional Service: Visitation
Location: Porter Funeral Home
Address: 8535 Monrovia Street
City: Lenexa
State: KS
Zip Code: 66215
Date: June 11, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Additional Service: Funeral Service
Location: Porter Funeral Home
Address: 8535 Monrovia Street
City: Lenexa
State: KS
Zip Code: 66215
Date: June 11, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added
Google Map: Click Here to see Location on Map.

Additional Service: Interment
Location: Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens
Address: 23215 W. 75th Street
City: Shawnee
State: KS
Zip Code: 66227
Date: June 11, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added
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Condolences

Terry Albright June 11, 2018

Player/coach Kansas City , Missouri

To family and friends of Larry Rolleg _ I was saddened to learn of Larry’s death. Although he only coached our Babe Ruth League team in Joplin one year, he was my favorite-ever coach. He was only a few years older than the guys on the team, but his relaxed attitude and zany humor, coupled with a strong desire to see us get better (we practiced 5 days a week) made us into a better team and provided a strong role model for me, when, quite a few years later, I coached my daughters’ softball teams. I wish that every coach and parent could live up to Larry’s standards. _ Terry Albright