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Larry Jellison


Larry Dean Jellison, 81, of Palo, died Thursday, March 22, 2018, at UnityPoint-St. Luke's Hospital. Services:
1 p.m. Tuesday, Palo United Methodist Church, by the Rev. John Howerton. Military honors by American Legion Post 679, Palo. Burial: Palo Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Palo United Methodist Church and on Tuesday at the church after noon.
Larry is survived by son, Delmar (Jenny) of Palo; daughter, Dawn (Curtis) Wendel of Olathe, Kan.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Etta Mae Wright Walker.
Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Clara, in 2002; four brothers, George, Keith, Daryl and Hugh; and sister, Nancy Snelgrove.
Larry was born on April 5, 1936, in Linn County, son of Elmer and Ethel Fillenworth Jellison. He graduated from Troy Mills High School and served in the Army during the 1950s. On Jan. 10, 1957, Larry married Clara Cameron in Cedar Rapids. He worked for the Rockwell Collins company for 36 years, retiring in 1991. Larry was a member of the American Legion Post 679, Palo, and was honored to hold the position of chaplain.
Larry was a dedicated Cubs fan and loved trout fishing with his father-in-law and son. He enjoyed reading the Bible, working word-search puzzles, and growing and eating delicious tomatoes and peppers every summer. After retirement, Larry would walk the streets of Palo, talking to anyone who would listen, and making many wonderful friends. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Instead of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences can be left at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.