Archive for Thursday, September 27, 2007

Obituary: Larry L. Hartshorn


September 27, 2007

Services for Larry Leroy "Rube" Hartshorn, 74, De Soto, took place at an earlier date. Burial, with military services, were at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mr. Hartshorn died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007.

He was born May 19, 1933, in Oil Hill, the son of Rupert and Della Davey Hartshorn. He was raised in El Dorado, where he lived until college.

He earned all-state honors in high school for football in 1950. He earned a degree in education from Kansas State University, where he played football for four years, earning a letter each year. He also played baseball for K-State, lettering three years.

Mr. Hartshorn played professional football for the Chicago Cardinals from 1955 to 1957 and the Calgary Stampeders in 1958. He was inducted into the El Dorado Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999.

He served in the United States Army from 1955 and 1956 in Camp Zama, Japan, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Mr. Hartshorn coached football for one year at K-State and then went to Concordia High School to teach and coach. He remained in Concordia for 33 years, where he had many notable accomplishments as a coach. He began the Concordia wrestling program in 1966. He was the head football coach from 1966 to 1974. He was president of the North Central Kansas Peewee Association for 17 years.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Judy Hartshorn, De Soto; two sons, Neal Hartshorn, De Soto, and Brock Hartshorn, Baldwin City; a brother, Rupert Hartshorn, Dallas; a sister, Margaret Riley, El Dorado; and a grandson.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Larry Hartshorn Scholarship Fund, c/o Brock Hartshorn, c/o TeamBank, 34102 Commerce Drive, De Soto 66018.

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