In Loving Memory…

Larry R. McRoy

Larry Richard McRoy, 81, of Sedalia, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

He was born August 30, 1936, in Herrin, IL, son of Vernell Edward “Mac” McRoy and Hilda (Woodruff) McRoy, who preceded him in death.

On August 4, 1956, in Jackson, MI, he was married to Frances Gayle Rifkin, who survives of the home.

Larry was a graduate of Jackson Business University in Jackson, MI, and completed continuing education at Michigan State University, University of Michigan and University of Missouri. He was the operations manager of Jackson National Bank in Jackson, MI, Vice President of Citizens National Bank of Chillicothe, MO, chairman of the board of Sedalia Computer Services, and president of Alibi Inn of Sedalia, MO, before retiring.

He was a 50-year member of the Sedalia Rotary Club, serving in the past as president. He was a Paul Harris Fellow and the first Outstanding Rotarian of the Year. Larry was named Sedalia/West-Central Chapter of the Missouri Restaurant Association Restaurateur of the Year in 1993. He was a charter board member of Sedalia Junior Achievement, served on the board of First State Savings and Loan, and was past board president of the Sedalia Little League. He was also a member of Elks Lodge 125, Sedalia Chamber of Commerce, Manufacturers Association of Pettis County, and the Sedalia Country Club. He enjoyed playing golf and cards.

In addition to his wife of 61 years, Frances, survivors include two children, Rick McRoy and his wife, Luci, and Cathy Coble and her husband, Steve, all of Sedalia; four grandchildren, Chad McRoy and his wife, Crystal, of Lee’s Summit, Chase McRoy and his wife, Liza, of Grandview, Jessica Coble, of Sedalia, and Lindsey Coble, of Sedalia; a brother, Ed McRoy and his wife, Carol, of Carthage; and a sister, Judy Maronic and her husband, Jim, of Burr Ridge, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Heckart Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Chad McRoy, Chase McRoy, Steve Coble, Mike Amburgey, Jim Maronic and Ron Maronic.

Entombment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to a charity of your choosing.


  1. Jamie Schumaker :

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.

  2. Dorothy Schroder :

    Fran and family, my sincere condolences to you all.

  3. Fran, I am so sorry to hear about Larry. I lost Les this past December 14, he was 86. It’s not easy. Love and prayers for peace and comfort to you and your family.

  4. Tom and Debbie Tray :

    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

  5. Rick, Cathy and family,
    So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. We will be thinking of you in the days ahead.
    Prayers will continue for peace and comfort.

    Amy, Jordan and Logan Dey

  6. Darren Pannier :

    So sorry for your lose, prayers for all.

  7. Kevin J. Menefee :

    Please accept my deepest sympathies.

  8. Debbie and Ray Murray :

    So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

  9. Jack & Betty Blackwell :

    Fran and Family:

    We send our prayers and sincere sympathy.

  10. Diane Brockman :

    Fran and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you

  11. Dawn M. Bolling :

    My deepest sympathies to you all. May your many wonderful memories comfort you and your family.

  12. Gerri Barnes :

    So sorry for your loss Rick. It’s very hard to lose a parent. Our sympathies to you and your family.
    Jim and Gerri Barnes

  13. Beci hammond :

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

  14. Pam McGrath :

    Dear McRoy Families, please accept my sincere sympathy and prayers upon Larry’s passing. His legacy will live on and be remembered in this town for all the years to come. He was a force and excelled in all his endeavors. How many of us can say that? Sincerely, Pam McGrath

  15. Julie Sieving :

    Fran, Rick. Luci and family, I am sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.

  16. Janet Fairchild Roberts :

    I am so sorry Rick, Luci and family.

  17. Laura Taylor :

    Fran, my condolences in Larry’s passing. May your wonderful memories sustain you in the days ahead. Thinking of you and your family.

  18. Dena Stockstill :

    I am so sorry to hear about this. My heart and prayers to you all. Lots of hugs too

  19. Greg bechtel :

    Rick, Luci and family. I am so sorry for your loss! I had great respect for your Dad!

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