Marilyn "Gail" Larkin (1936 - 2016)

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Marilyn "Gail" Larkin, age 80, of Weedville, Pa., died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at the DuBois Nursing Home after a short illness.
Born July 26, 1936, in Kittanning, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Russell McKelvey and Etta C. (Brumbaugh) Hicks.
Born in Kittanning, she lived most of her life in Bennetts Valley. Gail was a graduate of Benezette High School.
She was a member of Weedville United Methodist Church, where she was very active with the funeral committee and very active with the Benezette School Organization and Alumni. She spent many years as caretaker for her mother and in recent years enjoyed her time with the ladies of the St. Joseph Terrace.
She is survived by two sons, Rick (Dee Erich) Larkin of Penfield, Pa. and Terry (Sherry) Larkin of Cherryville, N.C.; one granddaughter, Leighann Larkin; two great-grandchildren, Carmen and Tucker; as well as two sisters, Joan Roudybush of Weedville, Pa. and Judy (Alvin) Lemmon of Kittanning, Pa.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Jesse Lee Hicks Jr.; one sister, Karen Fetter; one daughter, Etta Jean Fletcher; one granddaughter, Heather Lynn Fletcher; one grandson, Eric Lee Larkin.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug., 5, 2016, and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield, Pa. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the funeral home with the Rev. Lola J. Turnbull. Interment will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Benezette, Pa.
The family suggests memorials to the Bennetts Valley Ambulance and will be accepting online condolences at
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Ralph M Geer Funeral Home
12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy
Penfield, PA 15849
(814) 637-5401
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Published in The Courier Express on Aug. 4, 2016