Betty Jo Larkin

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Betty Jo Larkin, 92, of Nixa, MO, formerly of Belleville, IL, born August 17, 1926, in Carmi, IL, died Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at Strafford Care Center, Strafford, MO.

Betty loved visiting with her girlfriends, dancing, trips to the casino, spending time with her sons, and traveling to visit her family members.  Before her retirement, she had worked in Las Vegas, Nevada, for various casinos.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ruth, nee Duke, Eplin; two aunts, Louise (Bill) Dunaway and Kate Snider; her former husband, Ramon P. Larkin; a nephew, Mark Anderson; and a brother-in-law, Ken Anderson.

Surviving are her two sons, Kent Larkin and Craig (Debra Danastasio Larkin) Larkin;
a sister, Peg Anderson;
a daughter-in-law, Debbie Larkin;
three grandchildren, Robbie (Aubrey) Larkin, Scott (Sarah) Larkin, and Stacy (Casey) Neill;
two great-grandchildren, Owen Larkin and Scarlett Neill;
and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2018, at Valhalla Gardens of Memory Mausoleum, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Matthew Elie officiating.

Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.



2 Comments on Betty Jo Larkin

James Eddings said : Guest Report Oct 05, 2018 at 11:47 PM

Sincere condolences on the passing of your mother.

  • Seattle
  • WA
Hal & Mary Hall said : Guest Report Oct 05, 2018 at 1:54 PM

Dear Kent, Craig and Family, We are sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a pleasure to know and will be missed. Sincerely, Hal and Mary

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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