Darrel D. LaRue

Darrel D. LaRue, 86, of Shawnee, KS, passed away on July 3, 2019. He was born on August 26, 1932, in Grant, NE, to Luke and Golda LaRue.

Darrel is preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Donna LaRue. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary LaRue; children, Becky (Bruce) Richardson, Mark (Natalie) LaRue, Suzanne (Frank) McGinnis; grandchildren, Abigayle and Forrest Richardson, Dorian, Tallin and Tristan LaRue, Alex, Micheal and Michela McGinnis, Victoria (Brent) Sparks-Mordhorst; great-grandchildren, Lacey and Carson; along with nieces and a nephew.

Darrel graduated from Bird City High School and the University of Kansas. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Darrel was a longtime Boy Scout leader.  He retired from KC P&L after 30 years.



Visitation will be on Saturday, July 13th at Shawnee United Methodist Church from 10-11 a.m. with a memorial service to immediately follow.  Private family burial will be held at Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens.


The family suggests memorial contributions be made to: Boy Scouts of America Heart of America Council 10210 Holmes Road Kansas City, MO 64131.

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2 Comments on “Darrel D. LaRue”

  1. Victoria sparks-mordhorst Says:

    I have grown up with the grandchildren but when I’ve been over to the house Darrel would always have Werthers Carmel candy and a sport game to watch. I wasn’t over much but the parts I remember were warm, loving, full of laughter and smiles. I’m sorry to be unable to make the service but I’m glad he will be one of the guarding angels up above.

  2. Casey Casebolt Says:

    When I saw the name Darrel Larue, I knew it had to be the great guy I knew as “Lash”. I immediately called my son Scott in Wichita to inform him of the sad news. Lash and Bob Kerr were particularly great adult Scout leaders who had a major role in Scott becoming an Eagle Scout in 1994.
    We have talked often in recent years of those days and the Chili suppers, campouts, Minnesota trips etc. Great times in a young man’s life made even better by having leaders such as Lash. God Bless him and the Family.

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