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Vincent "Ben" Larkin - 90
3/20/1921 - 4/13/2011

Hanley-Turner-Eighner Funeral Home - Earlville - Vincent “Ben” Larkin, 90, of Earlville, Illinois passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011 in Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mendota, IL. He was born March 20, 1921 in Streator, IL the son of Edward and Margaret (Green) Larkin. He married Marjorie O’Donnell Meyer on June 17, 1972 at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Earlville, IL. Ben was a lifelong farmer in Ophir and Earl Township. He was an Army veteran of World War II, stationed in Europe in France, Germany and Belgium, with the 520th Ordinance, in maintenance of tanks and artillery, where he stood under inspection by General George Patton. He was a member of St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Earlville, where he was active in the Holy Name Society. Vincent was a previous Precinct Committeeman in Ophir Township, was on the Triumph Coop Elevator Board for 28 years, including 21 years as president. He belonged to the Ottawa Knights of Columbus, Mendota Elks Lodge # 1212.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie of Earlville; three stepchildren, Margaret (Patrick) O’Brien of Woodstock, IL, Gerald (Cheryl) Meyer of Earlville, IL and Daniel (Debra) Meyer of Galva, IL, eleven stepgrandchildren, Bridget, Cara and Patrick O’Brien, Megan (Jeremy) Cantlin, Jennifer, Christina and Joseph, LeAnn, Lindsey, Carey and Cameron Meyer and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers, Edward, Walter, William, John, James, Richard, Robbie and Robert; two sisters, Monica Corrigan and Margaret Larkin.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 18, 2011 at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Earlville, with Rev. Robert Spilman officiating, Con-celebrants will be Rev. Chris Haake and Rev. Dale Maloy. Burial will follow in St. Columba Cemetery in Ottawa, IL. Pallbearers will be his stepgrandchildren. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 17, 2011 at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church 221 W. Union St., Earlville, IL, with a rosary being recited at 4:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Jesuit Missionaries International, American Heart Association, Mass Cards or to the donor’s choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Hanley-Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Earlville, IL. For more information or to sign the on line guest book go to www.EighnerFuneralHomes.com


Hanley-Turner-Eighner Funeral Home
407 S. Ottawa St.
Earlville, IL 60518
(815) 246-6491

Visitation:
4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday,
April 17, 2011 at St. Teresa
of Avila Catholic Church
221 W. Union St., Earlville,
IL, 60518
with a rosary being recited at 4:00 p.m

Mass:
Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated at 10:00 a.m.,
Monday, April 18, 2011
at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic
Church in Earlville,

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Visitor Comments
Marge...We are sooooo very sorry to hear about Ben. Even tho we dont see yous all the time, we still think of you often & love & miss you. We will miss Ben very much, we always enjoyed a lot of good times with you guys & I will always cherish them memories. Love to you at this very hard time... Love, Tammy
Tammy & Tony Leslie
4/16/2011 12:00 AM
 
I am so sorry to here of the loss of Ben,I have alot of good memories of Ben.
David Foote
4/21/2011 7:58 AM
 
Marge, I am sorry about your loss. Ben was a great man. I only wish I could have known him when he was younger. He will be greatly missed at Heritage.
Stephanie Seroka
4/28/2011 4:06 PM
 
Marge, Sorry to learn of Ben's passing. Blessings to you, Peggy, and the rest of your family Judy Eck Gladys Rompf-Eck's daughter
Judy Eck
5/15/2011 1:33 PM
 
I check the obits every so often...please accept my belated condolences to Marge and family on Ben's passing. What fond memories I have of my old neighbors, from the warm welcome they gave to me as a new farm wife, to the summer Ben took my brother Jim Panozzo "under his wing" while Jim was spending the summer with me on the farm.
Cathy Panozzo
3/8/2012 3:23 PM
 

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