Madelyn M. Larkin Aug. 21, 1921 - March 30, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Madelyn M. Larkin, 92, of South Bend, Indiana, passed away at 11:14 a.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Hamilton Communities. Madelyn was born on August 21, 1921, in South Bend, to Earnest and Hazel (Higbee) Deardorff, and was a lifelong resident. She retired on September 1, 2010, as the Bar Manager at the Maennerchor Club in South Bend. On December 20, 1941, she married Samuel R. Larkin, who preceded her in death on November 25, 2010. Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Carl, Lloyd and Edward Deardorff. Survivors include her daughter, Leeann (Neal Allsop) Benson of South Bend, Indiana; her son, Sam (Nancy) Larkin of Plymouth, Indiana; three grandchildren, Todd Benson, Tracie Fulmer and Brent Larkin; eight great-grandchildren, Tara Blair, Derek Fulmer, Brittany Benson, Pachia Benson, Dallas Benson, Luke Larkin, Lily Larkin and Lyssa Larkin; one great-great-grandson, Blake Blair; two sisters, Dorothy VanDusen of South Bend, Indiana, and Geraldine Toner of Niles, Michigan; and one sister-in-law, Norma Deardorff of Mishawaka, Indiana. Graveside services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, Inc. Kaniewski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Apr. 2, 2014