Susan Elizabeth Larkin

December 13, 1937 - February 7, 2017
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Susan Elizabeth Larkin, 79, of Dover died Tuesday, February 7, 2017 in Aultman Hospital at Canton following a brief illness.

Born in Union Hospital at Dover on December 13, 1937, Susan was a daughter of the late Edward E. and Grace N. (Snyder) Harris.

She was a 1955 graduate of New Philadelphia High School and re…

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Susan Elizabeth Larkin, 79, of Dover died Tuesday, February 7, 2017 in Aultman Hospital at Canton following a brief illness.

Born in Union Hospital at Dover on December 13, 1937, Susan was a daughter of the late Edward E. and Grace N. (Snyder) Harris.

She was a 1955 graduate of New Philadelphia High School and remained active with her classmates through the years. She earned a Bachelor of Economics at the University of Akron and later returned to earn a Master’s in the same field.

Susan worked for Firestone Tire for many years in various management roles before joining Bank One where she served as Regional Vice President as the bank’s Equal Opportunity Employment Compliance Officer.

A longtime member of First United Methodist Church, Susan enjoyed photographing and documenting the activities of the church. She used her skills to prepare videos of these events and shared them on Sunday’s during worship. She also enjoyed being a volunteer with the Tuscarawas County Friends of the Library and supporting the Tuscarawas Philharmonic.

Susan leaves behind her children, David (Kathy) Straiton of Spring, TX, Lyn (Tim) Shanahan of Ocala, FL, and Derek (Carolyn) Straiton of Pataskala, OH; eight grandchildren, Joshua, Stefany, and Anthony Straiton, Atticus Shanahan, Daniel (Amy), Benjamin, Thomas, and Jacob Straiton; her sister-in-law, Helen Harris of New Philadelphia and her nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Susan was preceded in death by her brother, Bob Ed Harris and her husband, Thomas Larkin, Sr.

The family will greet guests on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 2-4 PM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover where Pastor Jon Long will lead a service on Sunday at 4 PM. A meal and fellowship will follow in the Social Hall of the First United Methodist Church at New Philadelphia. Private Inurnment will follow in the East Avenue Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Susan’s name may be directed to First United Methodist Church, 201 West High Avenue, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, February 12, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm

End Time: 4:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Sunday, February 12, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Cemetery Information

East Avenue Cemetery

Address:

1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Reception Information

Date: Sunday, February 12, 2017

First United Methodist Church

Address:

201 West High Avenue, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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A meal and fellowship will be held immediately following the 4 PM service.


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First United Methodist Church - NP

201 W. High Ave.
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: December 13, 1937
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Rev. Jim Humphrey posted on 2/13/17

Susie was such an important part of our church. She lived out her faith in her witness and practice. She share her talents by always being there at practically every church function with her camera. She was an intelligent woman. She was a faithful student in our Bible study and always had such great insight in the scripture. Mostly she was such a delightful person to be around, with her winsome, joyous love for those around her. She will be deeply missed in our church.

 

Kendall Harris posted on 2/12/17

I am so sad to hear of Aunt Susie's passing. I'm glad I was able to come home and have one more Christmas with her this past year. She was always very supportive of my family education and dreams of living and working in Japan. I will never ever forget her kind words. You'll always be in my thoughts and prayers Susie. Love and miss you so much already. Sending lots of hugs and kisses to the Larkin and Harris family ??

 

Michelle Ramsell posted on 2/11/17

Susan was such a dear person and an inspiration to me. I will miss her stopping into my office to talk at the library, and I will miss her at library functions. Blessings to her family and friends. Godspeed, Susan.

 

Jeff & Angie Grove posted on 2/9/17

We are so sorry for your loss... Susan was a beautiful person and will be miss...May God be with you and bring you peace during this time.

 

Victoria Marsh Warner posted on 2/9/17

My thoughts and prayers to Susie's family and friends. What a complete shock to receive this news! I saw Susie a few years ago at my cousin's funeral. Vici Marsh Warner

 

Linda DiDonato posted on 2/9/17

What a wonderful lady! We will miss her! Thoughts and prayers.

 

Gloria (Bertolini) deMello posted on 2/9/17

I remember Susie vividly from the class of 1955. I was able to attend the December Bash and Susie was present. This notice was a shock to me. I offer my thoughts and prayers to all her family. Gloria (Bertolinii ) deMello

 

Lynn E Bender posted on 2/9/17

I am sorry to hear about Susie's death. I know Ralph really enjoyed her friendship over the years.

 

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