Larry Leon Christy

Larry Leon Christy of Mt. Pleasant, IA, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Ottumwa Regional Hospital. He was 85.

Born on May 24, 1935 in Bloomfield, Iowa, Larry was the son of Fallace and Ida (Benge) Christy.  He is a graduate of Bloomfield High School.  He grew up in Bloomfield and lived in Ottumwa most of his life until moving to Mt. Pleasant in 2004.  He served in the Iowa Army National Guard for 28 years.  He also worked for a number of companies as their Human Resources manager.  Larry enjoyed baking, woodworking, gardening, spending time with his church family and especially his family. Larry was united in marriage to Della McGhghy on September 20, 1955.  From this union they were blessed with two children.  Della passed away in 1999.  Larry was later united in marriage to Audrey Cowles on January 25, 2000.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Ironmen Bible Group.

Larry is survived by his children, Michael (Deborah) Christy of Madison, MS and Kara (Rob) McElroy of Ottumwa; Audrey’s children, John Cowles of Newton – Pam Cowles of Bloomfield, Victor (Rita) Cowles of Ames, Marc Cowles of Utah; 16 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren and 2 great – great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wives, Della and Audrey and sister Elaine Lawson.

Celebration of Life Service will be 10:00 am on Friday, April 2, 2021 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant.  Burial will at the Bloomfield IOOF Cemetery on Friday at 1:00 pm.  Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the church.  A memorial fund has been established for Calvary Baptist Church or Old Threshers.  Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel is caring for arrangements.  Messages and tributes may be directed to