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Larry Dean Hostetter, 76, of Gladstone, Missouri, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024, at North Kansas City Hospital under Hospice Care. 

Larry was born on April 26, 1947, in Harris Missouri, to Gean and Muriel (Foster) Hostetter of Harris, Missouri. 

On April 2nd, 1966, he married Linda Joan Smith of Harris and to this union two daughters were born. 

He is survived by his wife Linda of the home, two daughters; Tracy (Kevin) Sloan and Wendy (Mac) Williams all of Gladstone, five grandchildren; Travis Hostetter, Mikayla Williams, Gabrielle Williams, Tyree Hostetter and Mason Sloan, two great grandchildren; Isabela and Travis Hostetter Jr; sisters Jean Kunkel and Peggy (Donnie) Stephens: brothers-in-law Randy (Debbie) Smith and Ronnie Smith. Nieces and nephews Paula McCoy, Scott Walker, Lori Martin, Heather Dinges, Chris Stephens, Stacie Schlecht, Brad Smith, Brett Smith and many great nieces and nephews, and best friend Bill Moore. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, in-law’s Dale and Mildred Smith and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Larry graduated from Newtown-Harris High School in 1965. He was drafted into the Army in April of 1966. He lived in Harris and Gladstone Missouri throughout his lifetime, working at Hallmark Cards before and after the Army and retiring after 37 years in 2002. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting and trapping with his father-in-law Dale Smith and best friend Bill Moore. 

Some of his most treasured memories were in Colorado elk hunting with family and friends and vacationing with his wife Linda, daughters and grandchildren. He also enjoyed playing pool, pitch and various card games. He was an active member of the Gladstone Missouri Elks Lodge #2376. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He loved watching Westerns, any sort of military movies and his favorite TV Series NCIS and listening to country music. He also loved all of his hunting dogs, especially Kelly and his favorite grand-dog Jax. 

Funeral services for Larry will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Ruschmeier-Smith Funeral Home in Milan, Missouri. Burial will follow at Judson Cemetery in Harris. A visitation will be held on Friday evening from 6-8:00pm at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Judson Cemetery.