Larry A. Stoms

February 28, 2021

Larry A. Stoms, 87 of rural Frankfort, died February 28, 2021 at his home.  He was born August 11, 1933 on the family farm in Clinton County, Ind. to Alford and Lucille (Loveless) Stoms.  He married Linda Cunningham on August 22, 1959 at the Kempton Christian Church.

Larry was a graduate of Frankfort High School.  He was a lifelong farmer and was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1953-1955, serving in Japan.  Larry enjoyed fishing and camping at Racoon Lake, hunting and gardening, and was known by many for his tomatoes, and he loved his grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

Private services will be held Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Burial will be in Kempton Cemetery, Tipton County. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Clinton County Humane Society, P.O. Box 455, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Wife: Linda Stoms of rural Frankfort, 2 Daughters: Cheryl (Rob Toney) Stoms of rural Frankfort and Kim (Melinda Seaters) Stoms of rural Frankfort, 2 Granddaughters: Amber Stoms of Forest, Jennifer Stoms of Kokomo, 5 Great Grandchildren, Addison, Lauren, Korben, Austyn, & Lane.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson Derek Stoms in 2004, sister, Sandra Mays and a daughter, Cheryl’s twin, Carol.


Leave your Condolences

15 Condolences for “Larry A. Stoms”

  1. Raymond Burns March 1, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    We are sorry for your loss. Larry and I met when we were 6 years old, started to school at same time rode same bus, to Rossville, couple of years later both of our folks moved and once again we were living across the road from each other. Soon as we could drive we did many things together. He was my life long friend even after I moved to Texas we were close. Our family’s became friends. We will miss Larry.
    Raymond Alicia Burns Denise, and Kevin Burns

  2. Jeff Anderson March 1, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a good man and I always enjoyed my conversations with him years ago. Celebrate his life and may God bless you all. I am praying for you all.

  3. Julia Plate March 2, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Cheryl, Kim and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved father. Know that he is resting peacefully and pain free in the arms of our Lord and Savior. Bless you all and remember I am here if you need anything.

  4. Larry March 2, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    Linda, Kim and Cheryl, please accept my sincere condolences of the passing of Larry. I have many great memories of the times I shared with him in my younger years. Developed a lot of respect for the man, back then as well as today. You all are in my thoughts, Butchie

  5. Susie Plunkitt March 2, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    Oh, I thought that Mr. Stoms was quite a jewel! I loved seeing him come into our office to pay his taxes each half. We would talk for a long time & he was so great at telling his life stories! I am so sorry that I have missed him coming back lately due to Covid. I will always remember his tales of Scroggy School, how he met his wife, and all the other things he loved: camping in his trailer & fishing. Your family must have felt very blessed to have him close for so long. Gosh, I will miss him.

  6. Bill & Lora Layton March 2, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Linda, Cheryl & Kim, so sorry for your loss. Larry will be missed.

  7. Stephanie Jarrell March 2, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    We are so very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Grateful for the conversations and rides he was able to take on the combine. He was such a wonderful soul, may he Rest In Peace. Deepest sympathies to your entire family.
    James and Stephanie Jarrell

  8. Karla Maish Schwartz March 3, 2021 at 8:13 am

    I have fond memories of going to Larry & Linda’s house and riding horses, seeing them at Raccoon Lake and wishing we could find the fishing holes he always found. He was a great man and one heck of a fisherman!! He will be missed!!

  9. Chad Bottoms March 3, 2021 at 10:19 am

    So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Prayers for the family… Rest Easy Fly High

  10. Jamie Hardesty March 3, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Beth Keeney March 3, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    So sorry about your loss. I have enjoyed reading all about him. I like the idea someone wrote- celebrate his life. May you find peace in the days ahead as you remember all the good times.

  12. Iris K. Kingma March 4, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Linda, Cheryl and Kim, We were sorry to hear of your loss. I know he had a loving family and a good life. The last times I saw him were at the hospital when I was still working. We were always glad to see each other. He will be missed. We will be thinking of you and your family.

  13. Jeff Cox March 5, 2021 at 7:51 am

    So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed cutting his hair, his fishing and camping stories. He loved his kids and grandkids.

  14. Melinda Seaters March 5, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    I am going to miss helping you plant your garden or should I say following your directions as to where you wanted me to plant them because you needed a break. I was so lucky to have you in my life. Love you Melinda

  15. Thelma (Maish) Seward March 18, 2021 at 11:53 am

    I am sorry to hear of the passing of Larry. His parents and my parents (Merrill Maish) were friends and we used to get together as families–so I knew him and Sandra. Had a crush on him during those days–he was a sweetie!! I moved away after high school and lost track of the family. I saw in the condolences that Karla Schwartz left a message. Her dad, my brother, Gordon Maish, fished at Racoon Lake a lot. Also saw a message from Raymond Burns. He was a classmate of mine at Michigantown High School. We keep in touch. I’m late getting this to you. I just saw this in Goodwin’s obituaries which I check occasionally. Again, sorry for your loss.

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