GARNER – Elnore R. Larkin, 92, of Garner died Monday, February 2, 2015 at the Heritage Nursing and Rehab Center in Cedar Rapids.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 P.M., Friday, February 6th at the United Presbyterian Church in Garner with Rev. Justin Asche officiating. Burial will be in Concord Township Cemetery.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Cataldo Funeral Home in Garner is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the United Presbyterian Church, Alzheimer’s Association or Care Initiatives Hospice in Cedar Rapids.
Elnore Ruth Larkin, the daughter of Archie and Hazel (Ford) Bowers, was born July 5, 1922 in Garner. She received her education in the Garner schools graduating in 1940. On August 29, 1941 she was married to Donald E. Larkin at Rockford, IL in the home of Lola and Robert Murphy, her sister. While making their home in Rockford she was employed at Burson Knitting Company. Elnore and Donald moved to Garner in 1950 where she stayed at home and raised four children. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting and helping others. Elnore was a very generous and loving wife, mother and was the world’s greatest grandmother.
She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, UPW and the local VFW Auxiliary.
Elnore is survived by her three children, Karen Brooks of Urbandale, Deb (Gerald) Ptacek of Cedar Rapids and Major Ret. Kevin (Julie) Larkin of Davenport; and eleven grandchildren and their families, Kirstie Stifel and her three children, Madison, Morgan and Coleson, Michael (Sara) Brooks and their daughter, Reagan, Shawn (Alysha) Larkin and their daughter Evelyn, Jay (Ashley) Larkin and their children, Harper Hadlee and Hallee, Brian (Ashley) Formanek and their daughter, McKenna, Chadd (Shanda) Ptacek and children, Morgan, Patrick, Sara and Brooke, Travis Ptacek and his daughter, Gabrielle, Lindsey (Robb) Wessels and their two children, Berkley and Ryleigh, Lucas (Angela) Ptacek; Jasa (Jacob) Clos and their children, Nicholas and Isabella and Jessica (Mike) Clark and daughters, Ruby and Marlea.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald in 2005; two sons, Charles A. Larkin and Donald F. Larkin; two brothers; and two sisters.