Sep 18, 2023 8:08 PM

Larry Edsel Edgington

Posted Sep 18, 2023 8:08 PM

Larry Edsel Edgington, 73, of Mount Pleasant, formerly of New London, died Thursday, September 14, 2023 at The University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City.

He was born in Burlington on Sept. 30, 1949 to Edsel Burl and Carla Jean Kinsinger Edgington.  He was a 1967 graduate of New London High School and graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College.  

On Sept. 21, 2022, he married Tina June Jenkins at East Lake Park, Mount. Pleasant.   He was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Mount Pleasant, and attended New London Christian Church.  

Larry was a farmer, worked as a Transportation Dispatcher, and drove a school bus for Mount Pleasant School District.  He enjoyed gardening, hunting, mushroom hunting and walking in the forest.  He loved spending time with family and was an avid Chicago Bears fan.  

Survivors include his wife; stepdaughter Amber Jenkins of Mount Pleasant; sons Shane of Windsor, Colorado, Christopher of Burlington, Brandon of Iowa City, Jacob (Katie) of Manchester, John of Mount Pleasant, and Jediah of Mount Pleasant; eight grandchildren, Patrick, Olivia, Madison, Miles, Jonah, Maren, Isla and Finnegan; one great-grandson Kaden; two sisters, Roma Edgington and Pam Wick, both of New London; two brothers, Wendell of Fort Madison and Ferlin of New London; aunts; and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Gary.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Sept. 30, 2023, at Jaggar Cemetery, Danville. Visitation will begin at noon at Elliott Chapel, New London, on Sept. 29, 2023, with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Mount Pleasant High School FFA.