Erin Larkin (Britt) Bennett

Funeral services for Erin Larkin (Britt) Bennett, 41, Lawrence, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.  Inurnment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.  Erin passed away Saturday, September 24, 2022 at her home.

Erin was born on January 2, 1981 in Lawrence, the daughter of Charlie Henry Sweets and Kathleen Larkin Britt.

She enjoyed gardening, canning and camping.

Erin was a medical biller for the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Leavenworth, KS for 12 years.  She loved her career. 

She married Jeffery Bennett on April 22, 2016 at Clinton Lake in Lawrence.  He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her mother, Kathleen Britt; her children, Shayla Bennett, Ava Bennett; son, Oscar Isaak Bennett; sister, Angela; brother, Evan; lots of aunts, uncles and cousins.    

The family will greet friends from 6 – 8:30 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2022 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made in Erin’s name to the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

12 Condolences

  1. Derina on September 28, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    Erin will be greatly missed! She was a gentle, kind, caring person! My prayers are for peace to help Jeff & the boys get through any tough roads ahead! Derina & family

  2. Maggie Beedles on September 28, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    We are greatly bereaved at this terrible loss. Erin was a bright light in my life since the early 1990s, and I will cherish the very last jar of pickles I have from her. Wish I could be there for services and to support Jeff and the boys. All my love to all those who will miss her bright spirit <3

  3. Belinda Ward on September 29, 2022 at 12:35 pm

    I have to admit I am in a bit of a shock. Erin and I weren’t close, but always enjoyed her attitude and humor. I worked with her when we were at Lincare. So sorry for your loss.

  4. Aunt Bekki (and Brigetta) on September 29, 2022 at 2:58 pm

    From the moment Erin entered this world she filled a special place in my heart. She has always been focused on family… rallied , played with, and loved her siblings and cousins, loved and cared for many of her friends children while she waited for her own 2 special sons to be born. She was a confidant, a friend and support to her mother from the time she was a small child. My heart aches for her… and for her family…especially her beloved boys Oscar and Isaak…Whom I am certain she will be watching and guiding in a new way…throughout their lives.

    Many thinks to family and friends for all you are doing to support The boys and Jeff during this difficult time.

  5. John-Paul Melanson and Theresa Page on September 29, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    So sorry for your loss. We are here for you. Sad that I only spent time with her once. I was looking forward to getting to know such a beautiful heart. JP sends his condolences and lends a listening ear to his friend Jeff. Much respect and sympathy to the family.

  6. Susan Baska on September 30, 2022 at 4:24 am


    I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great mother and wife and the love of your life. She will be greatly missed. We love you.

  7. Ron Williams on October 2, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    You know all of us at Ace will be there for you. I, for one you how hard this is on you and the boys. Please let me .. or anyone of us at work if there is anything you need. Our heart feels for you and you boys.

  8. Shetonia Sweets on October 3, 2022 at 2:17 am

    I know you dont know me but Erin was my older sister my father is also Charles but even tho me n my sister were not close it hits hard cause I never really got a chance to know her and I’m 34 she has 5 nephews n 2 nieces from me she’ll never meet and it’s sad fly high sister thoughts n prayers to the family

  9. Gail Sweets on October 3, 2022 at 10:40 am

    My condolences and my heart goes out to the family she will be missed love you cousin Erin ❤️ the
    Gail sweets family

  10. DeMint family on October 5, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    Just want you to know that friends and family from Nall Avenue Baptist Church in Prairie Village are praying for you. We praise God for the love Erin provided others and the love that each of you were able to give to her life. Our hearts grieve with you.

  11. Camille Guingao on October 6, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Erin was my first friend in jr high. We stayed friends all these years and had a blast in colorguard together in high school. I’m so sorry for your family’s loss.

  12. Rebecca Weber on October 9, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Erin was a great friend, wife and mother. She was so loving and a caring person. She is gone to soon. We will keep her memory in our hearts as we help the family Jeff and the boys move thru these days. Praying for them.

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