A memorial service for Margo Jean McCarthy Larkin, 57, Independence, MO will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence, KS. Inurnment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. She died Thursday, June 17, 2010 at Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, MO.
She was born March 30, 1953 in South Bend, Indiana, the daughter of Paul J. and L. Jean McCarthy.
Ms. Larkin moved to Lawrence, KS in 1961. She attended Centennial Grade School, Central Junior High, and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1971. She then attended Emporia State Teachers College and Kansas State College of Pittsburg.
Ms. Larkin was employed at the Department of Motor Vehicles as a clerk in Raytown, MO. Previously, she was employed at Kansas Color Press, Packer Plastic, and Allied Signal, all in Lawrence, Kansas
She married Robert Larkin and they later divorced.
She is survived by her parents, Lawrence, KS; a son, Matthew, Independence, MO; a daughter Amanda Boyce and son-in-law, Bryan, Independence, MO; four grandchildren, Blaine, Tyler, Alison, Chloe; a brother Mark, Lawrence, KS; a niece, Emily; and a nephew, Eric.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Margo Jean Larkin memorial Fund and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
So sorry to hear about Margo’s passing. I was the assistant manager at the Raytown DMV when she worked there. I always enjoyed her smile. She was a loyal employee. Always remember the good times you had with her. I am sorry that I cannot attend to the services on Wed. The family will be my thought and prayers in the hard days to come.
So sorry your life was taken so young. May you rest in peace and spend eternity dancing with the angels. You had a very big heart and I will always remember your compassion.
Mark & family, My deepest sympathy to all of you, thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
I will miss her very much.
My deepest sympathy to the family. I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
Our sincerest condolences to Margo’s family. Mom (Alice) and I (Teresa) used to work with Margo at Allied Signal in Lawrence. Mom and Margo worked in same area together and were great friends. Margo was a good person and will be greatly missed. With deepest sympathy, Alice & Merle Young and Teresa Oshman and family.
Dear Mark and Family, our thoughts and prayers our with you at this sad and trying time…Mike and Rosemary
Remembering Margo….our childhood, Mark, the turquoise cougar car, her energy, her laugh, and her long blonde hair. To me,she was the greatest. We had alot of fun growing up and she was at the center of it all. I regret I will not be able to attend the service. My thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be missed.
I worked with Margo at Allied Signal in the Land Mobile area many years ago. The last time I visited with Margo was at The Deanna Rose Farmstead about two summers ago. She was there spending time with her grandkids. She was so proud of being a grandparent. She has always been a great person and very friendly. She will be missed and I am very sorry about her untimely passing.
Paul and Jean,
I am so sorry for your loss.
You were like a mother to me growing up as Matthew and I became, and remain best of friends. I have many fond memories and thank you for playing a motherly role in my life. May you rest in peace.