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Larry R. Stotts

September 18, 1938 — December 30, 2023


Mr. Larry R. Stotts, 85, of Peoria (formerly Oneida) passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 30th, 2023 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, IL.

Larry was born in Galesburg on September 18th, 1938, son of Raymond Stotts and Carolyn (Mosher) Stotts. He married Sara (Crouse) Stotts on September 29th, 1967.

Surviving to cherish his memories are his two daughters: Lynn (Daniel) Staley of Lexington IL, Stephanie Rodgers of Bloomington IL, and his two granddaughters, Raelyn and Emma Rodgers. He is preceded in death by his wife, Sara.

Larry proudly served in the United States Air Force, then was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service for 35 years. Larry was a quiet, humble man but a great conversationalist. He was an avid Civil War history buff and loved old planes, enjoyed bird watching, reading, and was also a talented artist.

After retiring, Larry and Sara moved to Peoria, where they were active members of the United Presbyterian Church. They eventually settled into the Grand Regency Assisted Living Facility in 2018.

Larry’s wishes were to be cremated. Ruestman-Harris is assisting with these arrangements. No services are planned at this time, but his daughters will lay both parents to rest at their gravesites in Oneida IL at a later date. Condolences and tributes can be sent to family at

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