Lawrence “Larry” Eugene Greim, Excelsior Springs, died peacefully on June 2, 2022.
Larry was born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, on December 24, 1941. He graduated from ESHS in 1960 and was an accomplished Tigers basketball player. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in 1965 and began his 53 year career by working at his father’s downtown drug store. He eventually owned Brown’s Prescription Drugs in Excelsior. Like his father, Larry also earned the prestigious 50-year pharmacy plaque during his distinguished career.
He was fiercely proud of his hometown and was active in the community. Among other endeavors, he was a leader of Boy Scout troop 309; was a three-time president of the local chapter of the Kiwanis Club; tutor at the Good Samaritan Center; was active with the Excelsior Springs Educational Foundation; co-chair of the committee to pass the 2000 school bond issue; Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.
Larry was very proud to be a Greim. He loved his family dearly and loved being “Tata” to his grandchildren. He was a devoted Catholic and a fixture at St. Ann’s Church in Excelsior. He was an avid golfer and cherished his rounds with his friends at Excelsior Golf Club. He loved cheering on his Jayhawks, Royals, and Chiefs.
Larry is survived by his wife of 53 years, Cheryl Walsh; two sons, Kevin and Robert; daughters-in-law, Sarah and Jill; grandchildren, Charlie Kay (17), Bridger Rollins (12), Tegan Marie (13), and Miles Douglas (11); and one brother, Bill Greim.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dean and Helen Greim, and his brothers, Rex and Don.
Funeral services will be held June 16, 2022 at 1 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church in Excelsior Springs with a celebration of life to follow at 3 p.m. at the Excelsior Springs Golf Club. In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made in his memory to the Excelsior Springs Educational Foundation, 612 Tiger Drive, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024, or online at www.essdfoundation.com.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
So very, very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cheryl and the family.
Ron and Jane Zolotor
Larry will be missed. His devotion to community was exceptional. He and Cheryl raised two young men who has also become special people. Prayers go out to his entire family in this difficult time. I will always have great memories.
Watching the Chiefs on t.v. at the Vet’s Club — and many years before that at Good Times — will not be the same without you. We miss miss you, but you will not be forgotten. Rest in Heavenly Peace.
So sorry about Larry. You know I loved to take his ku bird and hide it from him cause I’m a mizzou fan. That’s where my son went. He also presented both my sons awards for boy scout they are both eagle scouts from 309. Larry you will be missed.
Carla D Voig
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Larry was a great person. He always had a smile on his face.
ESHS classmate and good friend. During my 23 years in the Marine Corps, whenever I came home on leave I would always seek out Larry to get all the ‘scoop’ on our classmates. He always seemed to know who was where and what they were doing! Something to do with his pharmacy job, I think!! Once I retired and moved back here (in Liberty — ooh, arch rival!), I would still rely on Larry for info on classmates. Needless to say, he was a key player on our ESHS Early ’60s Class Reunion planning committee. Rest in peace, my friend.
We were sorry to read about Larry’s passing. Although it has been many years ago we still smile when we think of you and Larry. The costume party/scavenger hunt and Larry’s Toga! We remember times spent with you both fondly. Cheryl your generosity and photography were a blessing to us. We will lift you up in our prayers!
Roger and Marsha Pennington
Larry and his family play a vital part of the professional and social life of Excelsior Springs. He will be missed. Our thoughts are with you.
Ron and Jill Huettenmueller
I just came across the wonderful memorial video Larry’s golf course friends put together and learned of his passing. So, so saddened by the news. I loved getting to know Larry during my many years with the Kiwanis Club — one of the kindest, selfless, most service-minded people I have ever known. Larry was very influential in my desire to also help the kids of our community and I have many, many memories of our service in the Club — from pancake breakfasts to Kids Parades, from Scout Troop 309 Derby judging to raising sponsorships for our annual musical and so much more. Much love to Cheryl and the rest of the family during this difficult time. Larry was a true gem and will be greatly missed!
Laura L Williams