Apr 19,1947---Jul 06,2021


Larry Ray Hershberger, 74, of Kansas City, Kansas, died Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at his home.  Visitation will be 5-7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 18, 2021 at the Porter Funeral Home, Kansas City, KS.  Graveside Funeral Services will be 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2021 at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS.  Rev. Gary Roellchen will officiate. Graveside Military honors by the United States Navy.  Memorial contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church Outreach Program.

Mr. Hershberger was born April 19, 1947, in Kansas City,  Kansas the son of Ralph Lee and Mary Litha Williams Hershberger.  Larry was a graduate of Wyandotte High School in 1966 and later studied Landscape Architecture at  Kansas State University.  Larry was a US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War, from March 1969 to January 1973, where he served as Quartermaster on the USS Mobile LKA115 and was a plank owner. 


Mr. Hershberger was married to Jill Sue Gicalone December 27, 1969 at the University United Methodist Church in Kansas City, KS.    He is survived by his wife, Jill Sue Hershberger, of the home; Sons Scott Hershberger,   Brian (Gina Marie) Hershberger;  Daughter Gina Louise (Kenneth) Murphy;  Grandchildren Aidan, Aubrey and Teagan;  Brother Richard (Mieko) Hershberger ;  Sister Carol (Dan) Clarke;  Brother-in-law Philip Gicalone, Sr.; Mother-in-law Charlene Grubb; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins in Kansas and Florida.  


The Hershberger family would like to extend thanks to Dr. Larry Corum, his nurses and staff in addition to Elizabeth, Tim and staff at Encompass Health.



The Reno family Jul 08 ,2021

Friend of family ,kansas city ,Kansas

Jill and family: You are with us in prayer. Larry was a great man and father to all. He was quiet but had a powerful way to make people smile! Christopher, Charlotte and Cassidy all love you and know that we are with you.

Angie Ford Jul 08 ,2021

Friend ,Grain Valley ,Missouri

Jill and family - I'm so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. There are no adequate words at times like this. I'm hoping all of your good memories carry you through the grieving stages. Love and prayers to all of you. RIP Larry.

Jackie Madrigal Jul 08 ,2021

Friend ,Westwood

Jill, I’m so very sorry to hear about your profound loss. Consider yourself blessed that you had such a caring, devout partner for so many years. Hopefully your loving memories together will bring you peace of mind and heart.

Pam Hall Jul 09 ,2021

Friend ,Lansing ,Kansas

On behalf of the KCKCC Wellness & Fitness Center we offer our sincere condolences to Jill and your family on the passing of Larry. We got to spend lots of early mornings getting to know Larry at the Wellness Center. He was a REAL person who was easy to talk to and like. We talked lots of NASCAR but lots about life. We never met his family but I knew them because he Truly expressed his love of his family. We have already been missing Larry’s presence at the Wellness Center and I want to thank Larry for always keeping us informed on how he was doing. I also want to thank Jill for calling to let us know of his passing. May he rest and peace. We also hope his memory lives on and brings Jill and the family peace.

Ed and Linda Curtis Jul 09 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Ed and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Jill, and the entire family.

PATRICIA S BELL Jul 09 ,2021

Jill and family, so very sorry for your families loss. He is looking down on all of you. Prayers and love for all of you

Julie Knedlik Jul 09 ,2021

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Jill, I am so sorry that you have to lose your best friend and love of your life. I pray that you will feel God's arms to comfort you throughout this time of grief and loss.

Karl Shumaker Jul 09 ,2021

Shipmate from USS Mobile ,Whiteville ,Tennessee

Stunned to hear of Larry's passing. He was one of the wonderful band of Quartermasters who safely navigated our big ship on many trips. His quiet presence was always a stabilizing factor when things got tense. I mourn his passing since the world will deprived of his presence.

Patty Luth Ackman Jul 09 ,2021

None ,Fairfield

Jill, I am sorry to hear of your dear husband’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for you, family and loved ones in the days ahead.

Tammy Carter Jul 09 ,2021

I’m so sorry. The loss of a loved one is never easy. Hang in there and reflect on all your beautiful memories!

Suzie & Phil Kaminski Jul 09 ,2021

Friend ,Olathe ,Kansas

Jill, Phil & I are so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

Linda Parker Jul 10 ,2021

Friend ,Oak Park ,Illinois

Jill, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as your mourn the passing of your beloved husband.

John and Donna Pittman Jul 10 ,2021

Friend ,Basehor ,Kansas

Jill, we are so sorry to hear about Larry's passing. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. It was a pleasure to have known Larry and get to travel to Italy with both of you. Donna & John

Michael Cipres Jul 10 ,2021

Shipmate on the USS Mobile ,Eastvale ,California

I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great friend when we served together on board the ship. I remember him very well as a kid who worked with me especially during the stressful times in Vietnam. I know that he gave you many wonderful memories to hold on to. There no words express the grief that goes in one's heart. May the Lord give your family the strength and comfort during this time. A former shipmate and friend, Mike

Janis Dow Jul 11 ,2021

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Dear Jill and Family, I am so very,very sorry. I know that Larry, along with you and the family, fought everyday. I hope that comfort comes knowing that he is at rest and encircled in the love of those who have gone before him. And perhaps it is also some comfort to know that so many are thinking and praying for you and your family. Love to you, Janis

Carol Brown Jul 11 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas city ,Kansas

I’m very saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. My prayers are with Jill and their children and grandchildren. I have many laughable memories of him while working together. Loved his sense of humor.

Gail Manion Jul 11 ,2021

Friend from work ,Mirris ,Illinois

So very sorry for the families loss, may your memories help you through this difficult time. I met Larry through work some years ago and remember when he came in and told us about his diagnosis....he had an instant plan and I knew he was going to fight... Larry made an impression on everyone he met. He will be missed and his memories will live on... Rest well Larry, you deserve it 💜🙏

Reginald Brown Jul 12 ,2021

Classmate ,New York ,New York

Jill, I speak Creator's peace, comfort and strength over you and your family in the name of Love.

Debbie Williams Sutherland Jul 12 ,2021

COUSIN ,Santa clarita ,California

Jill and family my heart felt condolences are with you all at this time may all the memories of Larry live in all your hearts forever ❤

Pat Beery Cooper Jul 13 ,2021

former University Methodist member ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Jill-- My brother, Mike, was in town and told me about Larry's death. I am so sorry. It has been a long time since I have seen you all but I have good memories of our youth at University. I also remember your mom. I hope she is doing well. Such times as now are very difficult. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the future. Pat

Paul and Michelle Flamm Jul 14 ,2021

Former Navy Shipmate & Friend ,Parkville ,Missouri

Jill: Michelle and I are saddened by the news of Larry's passing. It was my honor to serve with "Hersh" aboard the USS Mobile. We shared many adventures and he was always a fine example to all of us. I'm so glad that we renewed our friendship in recent years and I will miss our occasional lunches over his favorite Miller High Life. You and your family are in our thoughts.

Bob and Sue Inich Jul 14 ,2021

friend ,Basehor ,Kansas

Jill, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find peace and comfort in God's embrace.

Elvin and Linda Lynn Jul 14 ,2021

Friends ,Tonganoxie ,Kansas

Jill, we were so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and all your family. May God be with all of you during this time.

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