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Larry D. Donahue

August 24, 1942 — December 7, 2021

Lawrence "Larry" D. Donahue, 79, of Frankfort, KS, died December 7, 2021, at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. Visitation will be Friday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Padden Funeral Chapel in Frankfort. A rosary service will be held at 6:00 p.m., Friday, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Frankfort. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 11, at Annunciation Catholic Church. Masks are recommended for the services. Father Anthony Chendumalli and Father Arul Carasala will officiate. Marilyn Dressman will play the organ and vocalists will be Lynn Bramhall and Caroline Donahue. Music will include "On Eagles Wings", "The Lord is My Shepherd", "Hail Mary, Gentle Woman", "Be Not Afraid", "Amazing Grace", "Song of Angels", "Old Irish Blessings". The pallbearers will be Michael Mendoza, Gabriel Mendoza, Adrian Mendoza, Colin Donahue, William Martin, Patrick Martin, Kevin Dreher and Jeff Donahue. The honorary pallbearers will be Ed Brady, Terry Broxterman, Leo Huninghake, Bill Kennedy, Jay Kennedy, Devin Rempe, Kyle Rempe, Dale Shirley, Mark Studer and Paul Weidenbach. After a break for lunch, burial will be held at 1:15 p.m., in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Coal Creek, south of Centralia, KS (39.60261, -96.14508). Lawrence "Larry" Dean Donahue was born in Topeka, KS, on August 24, 1942. He was the third child of Leo Francis and Georgia Frances (Koehler) Donahue. Larry grew up near Tecumseh, KS, and graduated from Decker Grade School, Highland Park High School (1960), Clark School of Business and attended Washburn University. He worked for Noller Motors, Lincoln Mercury Ford and Laird Noller Ford through 1978 as service manager. He moved to the family farm near Frankfort in 1979 to assist his father-in-law’s farming operation. Larry loved jazz music and all sports but especially baseball. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren playing cards, games, or attending school and sporting activities. He was an avid reader in the evenings. Throughout the years, Larry served on the board of directors of the First National Bank of Frankfort, Vliets Farmers Coop, Nemaha-Marshall Electric Coop, Church Council and Frankfort Community Care Home. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Millie (Reust); four children, Colleen Mendoza, Lawrence, KS, Corinne (Thomas) Starling, Omaha, NE, Sean (Amy) Donahue, Wamego, KS, and Cathleen (Matthias) Martin, Crystal Lake, IL; thirteen grandchildren; brother, William Donahue, Peculiar, MO; sister, Sharon Whetstone, Topeka, KS; and a brother-in-law, Fred Dreher, Tecumseh, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Bernadine Dreher. A memorial fund has been established to St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Contributions may be sent in care of Padden Funeral Chapel. Funeral video for Larry Donahue To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Larry D. Donahue, please visit our flower store.

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St. Patrick's Cemetery, Coal Creek

1100 E 1st St
Newton, KS 67114

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