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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
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Larry Karst

Larry K Karst

Thursday, June 8th, 1939 - Sunday, October 11th, 2020
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Larry K. Karst, age 81, of Joplin, passed away on October 11, 2020 at Wildwood Assisted Living in Joplin.

Larry was born on June 8, 1939 in Great Bend, KS, the son of Theodore Karst and Helen (Boyle) Karst. Larry proudly served his county as part of the United States Army. Following his service, he worked in sales for a short time. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree at Pittsburg State University. He received his Master of Science Degree at Emporia State University. Larry served as a High School instructor in Topeka, KS, before moving to Joplin in 1968. He became a college counselor and veterans coordinator. He taught a myriad of college courses. He retired his teaching career in 1999 as an Associate Professor at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. He was of the Methodist faith.

He married Nancy Shobe on February 14, 1960, they were happily married for sixty years, she survives. Additional survivors include one daughter, Laurie Kay Olson, of Joplin; grandchildren Amber Karst and James Olson Jr. and his wife, Megan; one brother, Don Karst, and his wife, Pat, of Columbia, MO.

He was a member of Elks Local 501, Joplin, MO. He enjoyed scuba diving, billiards, shooting sports and fishing.

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Mason-Woodard Mortuary Chapel in Joplin.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
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Jack and Brenda Spurlin

Posted at 11:25am
Sorry to hear about Larry have known him for many years and he was a great person. I worked with him and shot pool with him many times. Our deepest sympathy to Nancy and family.

Marilyn Kinsley

Posted at 03:13am
Larry was a dear friend and will truly be missed. Our love and prayers for your family .
Bob Busby, Marilyn & Mick Kinsley

Bonita ney

Posted at 09:03am
Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers.
Merlin and Bonita Ney

Anh Pham Posted at 03:39am

With great sadness and our deepest sympathy & prayers. Tammy and Anh Pham.

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