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Larry N. Weaver

Lewistown- Larry N. Weaver, 84, of Lewistown, passed away at 12:20 PM on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Sunset Nursing Home in Canton. He was born on January 15, 1936 in Canton, a son of Gerald and Lois (Romine) Weaver. He married Doris Henderson on November 20, 1960 in Cuba. She survives.

Also surviving are two children, J. Garrett Weaver of Lewistown; Lana (Mike) Downs of Canton; two grandchildren, Cassandra Downs, and Colton Downs, both of Canton; one brother, Gary (Barbara) Weaver of Hamilton, Montana; three sisters, Kathleen (Bill) Lybarger, Lorraine Allen, both of Canton, and Winnie (Late Dean) Wilson of Wee-Ma-Tuk.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Danny Weaver, two sisters, Sandra Weaver, and Jeannie Weaver.

He worked as a farmer, and at International Harvester Company for several years, and later worked as a meat inspector for the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Larry proudly served his country in the United States Army, was a life member of Lancaster Masonic Lodge #106 in Glasford, and was a Golden Gloves Boxer. He enjoyed showing sheep at the fair, and going to car races.

Graveside services and burial will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Bethel Cemetery in rural Canton. A visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton where masonic rites will be accorded at 6:00 PM. Rev. Jerry Sawyer will officiate. Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. To view Larry’s DVD or to make online condolences please visit

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  • Marcie Anderson-Myers

    Reply August 1, 2020 9:08 pm

    Kathy and Family-So very sorry for your loss. It’s not easy losing a sibling. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you. Jim and Marcie

  • Judy and Ray Brown

    Reply August 1, 2020 11:44 pm

    Kathy , Winnie,and Larry’s family..we are so sorry to read of the loss of Larry. Our sympathy to all of you and his many friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
    Judy and Ray Brown


    Reply August 2, 2020 2:36 pm

    Larry helped my grown kids and my grandkids with their sheep. one of the best sheep men in country . he was always working on something and always busy! Rest in peace my friend!

    Steve & Debbie Nelson and family


    Reply August 2, 2020 6:34 pm

    Doris, Garrett, Lana & Mike, Colton, Cassandra and family, so sorry for your loss, Larry was a good and loyal friend He was one of the best sheep men in the country.
    Debbie and I appreciated all the advice and help he gave to our children and
    grandchildren with their sheep projects, he was always busy doing something. We went to lots of races together over the years
    Rest in peace my friend.


  • Marilyn Mathis

    Reply August 4, 2020 1:08 pm

    Kathy, – So sorry about Larry – wish you and all the family the best – will be thinking about you and will have you in prayers. Marilyn (Muir) Mathis

  • Rhonda Hess-Howard & Jennifer Howard

    Reply August 8, 2020 2:04 pm

    Doris and family: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I’m sorry we weren’t able to make it to the service. You and your family are in our prayers.

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