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Sutton Memorial Home (Taylorville, Illinois)
Sunday January 2nd, 2022
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Sutton Memorial Home (Taylorville, Illinois)
Monday January 3rd, 2022

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Lawrence "Larry" Michael Orator

Lawrence “Larry” Michael Orator, 71 of Palmer passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at OSF Sacred Heart Health Care Center in Danville, IL. He was born on December 22, 1950 in Taylorville, IL the son of Walter Stanley and Louise Ellen (Lurtz) Orator. Larry worked at GP for 22 years and then he became a registered nurse and retired in 2012. He was a Veteran of the United States Army during Vietnam serving as a Medic. He enjoyed friends and he enjoyed his yearly trip to Montauk fishing with his buddies. He loved to watch sports and play Uker. Most of all he enjoyed his extended family and children. Larry was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and VFW Post #4495 in Taylorville.

He is survived by his Companion of 25 years Marcia Dunaway of Palmer, IL; Sisters: Christine (Karl) Reed of Springfield, IL, Kathy Owens of Ocala, FL; Brothers: Steve (Lori) Orator of Normal, IL; Dan Orator of Ocala, FL; Aunt: Mary Lurtz of Missouri; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and Sister: Sue Orator.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 2, 2022 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Monday, January 3, 2022 starting at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation P.O. Box 758516 Topeka, KS 66675or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or St. Mary’s Catholic Church 108 W. Adams St. Taylorville, IL 62568.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Growing up was hard with you but as years went by you had learned to accept us as your family also. Thank you for loving my mom! rest in peace 1928 and I will keep enjoying these reese's for you

Tracy Snapp Jan 3 2022 12:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lawrence "Larry" Orator

Tracy Snapp Jan 3 2022 11:53 AM

Uncle Larry was always good to the Stanfield boys, whether it was hiking, fishing, hunting, or just buying us Pepsi's and giving us quarters to feed the video arcade machines. He was a real jokester like his mother Grandma Lou, and never told us the same one twice. I pray for Peace for all of his friends and extended family. It's impossible to know how many people he helped during his lifetime, but I can't wait to find out when I see him again on the other side. Rest in Peace Uncle Larry!

Tom Stanfield Dec 30 2021 6:50 PM


Kathy Owens Dec 30 2021 5:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lawrence "Larry" Orator

Rosella Wise Dec 30 2021 5:10 PM

Sending my deepest sympathy to each of the wonderful Orator siblings, as you remember Larry's life. So many memories, going all of the way back to St. Mary's. Always a special connection between all of us St. Mary's kids. Marcia, you have my sincere sympathy as well, as you made Larry happy for many years. Blessings and prayers to each of you.

Rita Altman Dec 29 2021 8:49 PM

Larry was a wonderful guy to know and talk to. Best wishes to the family and Rene.

Kelly Hollister Dec 29 2021 7:08 PM

Now you, Joe and Philip will have your own fishing trip in heaven,please give Joe the biggest hug from me.Thank you for being such a good friend to Joe and his boys.It was nice to have met you Grubby.RIH

Shirley Richardson Dec 29 2021 6:25 PM

So sorry for your loss. Larry was a very nice man.

Brenda Harris Dec 29 2021 5:57 PM

Much love and warmth from all of us in Colorado. If it weren\'t for Larry I wouldn\'t be here today. Wish we could be there to witness his military honors but we send our love from a far…

Mackinzey, Laney-Mae & Norrell Colonius Dec 29 2021 2:33 PM

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