Larry W. Kilts, 81, of Udall, passed away Sunday evening, July 26, 2020, at Medicalodges in Oxford.
A private family memorial service will take place at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Online condolences can be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com.
Born Sept. 22, 1938, in his family home in Udall, he was the son of Ownus Jesse and Mary Lou (Eudaly) Kilts. He was raised and received his education in Winfield, graduating from Winfield High School in 1957.
Larry was united in marriage to Glenda Lynn Moss on June 21, 1959, in Udall. The couple made their first home in Winfield before moving to California for a couple of years. They then returned to Udall, where they raised their five children and Larry worked for Cessna in Wichita. The couple later divorced. He was married to Wendy Rutter in 1980. They made their home in Udall and later divorced. Larry was united in marriage to Kay Brinkman in 1991. The couple lived in Wichita their entire married life. Kay preceded him in death.
Larry spent most of his life working as a metal fabricator and welder. He started his career with Ross Industries in 1969 and remained with the company as they became Cargill. He retired in 2000 as a welder from Cargill after more than 30 years of service. He enjoyed going Jeeping, racing Mustangs and metal fabricating. He also enjoyed being outdoors in nature, gardening and caring for animals.
In addition to his parents and wife, Larry was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry and Gary Kilts, and a stepbrother, Darrell Stewart.
His family includes his children, Laurie Bonnell and husband, Kenneth, of Udall, Maralee Kilts, of Udall, Torry Kilts and wife, Lisa, of Oxford, Kris Kilts and wife, Tammy, of Winfield, and Julie Evans and husband, Robert, of Udall; his brothers, Joe Kilts and wife, Audrey, of Florida, and Marty Pierce, of Wichita; his stepbrothers, Duane Stewart and wife, Asonjia, of Udall, and David Stewart and wife, Charlotte, of Wichita; his 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family members.