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Larry Lee Seckington
Jan 10,1942---Oct 27,2017

Larry Lee Seckington, 75, of Kansas City, Missouri, died peacefully on October 27, 2017, surrounded by his family.  He was born on January 10, 1942 to David and Vaughn (Fryar) Seckington in Rockport, Missouri.


Larry was raised in Creston, Iowa, graduating from Creston High School in 1960. He received his Teaching and Social Studies degree from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa in 1964 and earned his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1967.  Larry was appointed Assistant Attorney General in 1967 in Des Moines, Iowa, and went on to form his own law firm in 1970 in Des Moines.  He joined the Brick Law Firm in Des Moines, Iowa in 1977 as a partner.  He and his wife, Linda, moved to St. Joseph, Missouri in 1993 where Larry held the position of In House Counsel to Grace Entertainment, a St. Joseph based gaming company until his retirement in 2009.


Larry and Linda have lived in Parkway Towers on the Plaza in Kansas City for 14 years where Larry was a Board Member for 6 years and Board President for 2 years.


He is survived by his mother, Vaughn Seckington, of Creston, Iowa; wife, Linda, of Kansas City, MO; son, James, (Leaf) Seckington, daughters Neva and Tillie of Des Moines, IA.;  daughter, Julie Zimmer, (Parker), and daughter Coral of Des Moines, IA; two sisters, Carolyn Eaton, of Creston, IA,;  Norma Ramsey, of Mankato, MN.;  stepson, Tony McDaniel, of West Des Moines, IA., and stepdaughter, Tina McDaniel-Talley, of Leon, IA, and step-granddaughter, Jazlyn Talley of Ames, IA.


A Memorial Service will be held at the Unity Temple on the Plaza on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10:30 am.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions made to Hospice of St. Luke’s Hospital or the MS Achievement Center of Kansas City, Kansas.

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Unity Temple on the Plaza
707 W. 47th St.
Kansas City
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Nov 04 ,2017
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10:30 am
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Ron Dunphy Nov 01 ,2017

Friend ,Creston ,Iowa

Classmates, With more than a little sorrow I pass on to you news about our classmate Larry Seckington. Larry graduated to a different level of being last Saturday. He had struggled with illness much recently in his home in Kansas City; hospice care had been provided in his home. Today I think of all the leadership I witnessed in Larry as a fellow student. I marveled at his grasp of history and literature I did not. Larry made athletic activity appear easy whereas some of the rest of us could not; speed and agility were natural for him as he encouraged all of his teammates to be more competitive. Forever I will recall his professional skills as an attorney. If I drew on his knowledge of the law sometimes in a social setting or in his office, I went away pleased with the information he gave me. This last summer I wrote to Larry about his youthful experiences as a Creston baseball player, the Pee Wee and Midget successes in the 1950’s. This is part of his last email, “I remember Kirk Herbert, Dean Conley, Larry Jaundry, Mike Petersohn, Brady Miller, Mike Bretnall, Carl Overholster, Jim Monahan, Bob Embree & myself. Can't remember the rest. Won the state pee wee championship one year. Believe it was played in Walnut, Iowa.” Gone now is the opportunity to chat some more with other ‘champions’, Kirk, Brady, Carl, Jim, and Bob. And Larry. Best we all not wait for another class reunion to communicate with a classmate we respected and loved. RIP Larry. Ron Dunphy