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Larry Moneysmith08/23/2008
Larry Wilson Moneysmith, age 70, from Earlham, Iowa, (formerly from Knoxville, Iowa)
went to be with the Lord, August 23, 2008.

He was born, Febuary 4, 1938, and raised in Knoxville, Iowa, where he graduated from high school.
He then joined the United States Air Force where he served proudly as part of the
6911th Security Mobile Radio Group, spending the last two years in Germany. After
being honorably discharged he returned home to Knoxville. He took a position with
the JC Penney Company as department manager.

In 1964 he married his wife, Carol, and together they raised their three children,
sons Michael and Jeffrey, and daughter Rhonda.

Job opportunities placed the family in the Iowa communities of Fort Madison, Atlantic,
Council Bluffs, Shenandoah and Glenwood; later to Omaha, Nebraska, and then Earlham,
Iowa where Larry and Carol retired to be closer to family and grandchildren.

During Larry’s early job career he managed 2 Montgomery Ward retail stores. The
next 20 years he managed an office for the Iowa Department of Job Service.

Larry was passionate about procuring Bibles and Christian teaching materials for
the foreign mission fields in several countries including Ghana, West Africa.

Among his other joys, Larry loved gardening and of course numerous activities with
his family and grandchildren.

Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Azel and Ruby Moneysmith, and son Michael
Moneysmith.

Surviving family members who are loving and missing Larry, are: his wife, Carol;
son Jeffrey Moneysmith & wife Destiny of Salida, California, daughter Rhonda Bowers
and husband Cliff of Earlham, Iowa, 4 grandchildren, Emily and Dylan Bowers, and
Candace and Christopher Moneysmith; also a brother, James and wife Kay Moneysmith
of Sarasota, Florida; Carol’s sisters and brother, Darlene Giesbrecht of Homewood,
Illinois, Sylvia Archer of New Richland, Minnesota, and Richard Giesbrecht of Rowley,
Iowa; daughter-in-law Judy Moneysmith (Michael’s wife) from Mundelein, Illinois,
as well as his cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorials, in his name, be sent to: Covernant Messenger Ministries,
Shenandoah, Iowa 51601 (to continue with the Bible needs), or to the American Cancer
Society.