Larry L. Cornelius
Larry L. Cornelius, 67, of Lawrence, KS, unexpectedly passed away on September 25, 2023, at LMH Health. He was born to Mary Ann and Wylie K. Cornelius on July 27, 1956, in Topeka, KS.
He grew up in Topeka and graduated from Hayden High School, class of 1974. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1981 with a degree in business.
He briefly worked at Hallmark Cards, but his passion in life was as the original owner and operator of Fun and Games, a toy store, in Lawrence.
On August 5, 1995, Larry married Nancy (House) Daniels in Lawrence, KS.
He had a fun-loving, gregarious, and adventurous spirit. His hobbies included sailing, gardening, and various arts and crafts. His favorite holidays were Halloween when he held a party for all who worked at Fun and Games, and the 4th of July when he hosted family and friends at a cookout with fresh Alaska salmon on his grill. He was proud of the house he built that included a large rock wall which he designed and constructed. He was also an animal lover, not only of his dogs and cats but also of the many birds who frequented feeders outside his living room windows.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy, stepchildren, Carrie (Darren) Werst, Jeff (Julie) Daniels, brothers, Alan (Bobbi) Cornelius, Steven Cornelius, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and two brothers-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister-in-law, and two brothers-in-law.
A funeral will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, October 21, 2023, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS with a visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. A burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, KS.
The family suggests memorials in Larry’s name to Lawrence Humane Society or suggests planting a tree in his honor and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.