Larry Thornbrugh, 51, of Waverly, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at Topeka Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare.

Larry will lie in state from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Dengel & Son Mortuary. Family will meet with friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at the mortuary with funeral services to begin at 2 p.m. Interment Pleasant View Cemetery, Agricola. The family suggests memorial contributions be made payable to Dengel & Son Mortuary (the contributions will be used for Larry Thornbrugh’s grandchildren’s educational fund) c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas 66067. Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Larry’s Tribute Wall at

Larry was born May 24, 1967, in Ottawa, the son of James Franklin and Judith Leanne (Van Valkenburg) Thornbrugh. He was a lifelong Waverly resident.

He attended Waverly High School and received his GED in 1987. Larry continued his education at Pratt Community College earning his Associate of Arts degree in 1993 in Electrical Power Distribution.

Survivors include his mother, Judee Thornbrugh, of Waverly; two sons, Treavor Thornbrugh, of Emporia; Tyler Thornbrugh and wife, Pamela, of Waverly; two brothers, Dale Thornbrugh, of Waverly; and Robert Thornbrugh and wife, Mary, also of Waverly; and four grandchildren, Sophia, Terrah, Kailee and Amber Thornbrugh.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jim Thornbrugh and brother, Mark Thornbrugh.

Larry started working as an apprentice lineman in 1988. He was employed with the City of Ponca City, Oklahoma as a lineworker/operator. Upon returning to Kansas, he did electrical contract work through the union; was employed with Prestressed Concrete, Inc., of Newton, as a laborer; McDonnold & Nickle Cabinet and Trim, of Wichita, as a carpenter; Hay and Forage Industries, of Hesston, as a machinist; Haven Steel, of Ottawa, as an electric overhead crane operator; and Thornbrugh Automotive, of Melvern, as an auto mechanic.

He was a member of IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 304 of Topeka since Aug. 1, 1999.

Larry loved his family and friends, farm work, mechanical work, hunting and fishing.