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James C. Larkin, Jr.
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“To Martha And all Jim's family: What a guy! I enjoyed working with him so much at Monsanto and the many life lessons learned from him. I had tried...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Carl Cockrell - Tupelo, MS

“Dear Family of James Larkin, I want to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one. You can be assured that hope and encouragement...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Mrs. Watkins - Bowie, MD

“Dear Rick, Pat, & Larkin Family, Your father was truely a remarkable man who gave so much for the betterment of his family, church, and community...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Don Adams - Germantown, TN

“Dear Rick & Pat, We send our love and condolences on the death of your father, Rick. The obituary was a wonderful tribute to a man who contributed...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Nancy Adams - Germantown, TN

“The last time we saw Jim he was standing in front of Dierberg's holding the collection bucket for Salvation Army...in the freezing weather smiling as...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Sandra and Greg - St. Charles

“Our sincerest condolensces to your family at your loss. May your blessed memories help ease your pain. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: The Zerr Family - Wentzville, MO

“My very best to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Rex A Henson - Poplar Bluff, MO

“Martha and family, So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I remember all the good times at St Charles Country Club. Dinners, bingo. Jim and the whole...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Bruce Loewenberg - Clark,, MO

“Dear Martha,You are in my prayers at this sad time.....Your new found cousin from "The Clothes Line" ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Joan Medbery - Chesterfield, MO

“From the time that J. C. and his brothers visited their Uncle Dee, my grandfather, in Poplar Bluff, I have been a big fan of his. My sister and I...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Ruth Marie Taylor - Weldon Spring, MO

“To J.C.'s dear family ... Martha was my Father's(A.F. "Slim" Meyer)cousin. I only knew Martha and J.C. in the context of the Stille Family Reunions,...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Julia Meyer Hunt - Oklahoma City, OK

“My grandfather is one of the men I respected most in this world. He was always there for his family, friends, and who ever needed a hand. People ask...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jeffrey Larkin - OFallon, MO


Memorials may be made to the St. Louis Area Council BSA, St. Louis Alzheimer's Association, Shriner's Hospital or Breeze Park Chapel Fund. Larkin, James C., Jr. of St. Charles, Mo, died on Wednesday, July 9, at the age of 83 at Breeze Park Care Center. Beloved husband of Martha M. (nee Stille) Larkin for more than 62 years. Loving father of James (Sandra) Larkin III, Bruce (Sheryl) Larkin, David (Jodell) Larkin, and Richard (Patricia) Larkin, all residing in St. Charles County. Dear brother of Lloyd M. Larkin of Rumson, NJ., and the late Edward H. Larkin and adoring grandfather of nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. He served in the Army Air Corp in WW II as a Navigator, achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant. After graduating from the University of Missouri, Jim was employed at Monsanto Company for 35 years, starting in 1948 as a chemical engineer and retiring from his career as a National Sales Manager. Jim (J.C.) was a lifelong community volunteer in many capacities. He was a 60-Year Member of the Boy Scouts of America, serving on every adult position at the Troop and District levels and many council positions, including Chairman of the Silver Arrow Club. He received many awards and honors, including the Vigil Honor (Order of the Arrow), Silver Beaver, Woodbadge, and the Boone (Spellman) Award. He was a member of St. Louis Eagle Scout Association, served as Chairman of the Eagle Board of Review, and presented countless Eagle awards to recipients throughout the area. He also co-chaired the St. Charles County Charter Commission, helped to draft a Long-Range Plan for St. Charles County, and served on the St. Charles County Waste Management Commission, and in 1993 Jim received the St. Charles County Humanitarian of the Year Award. In addition he actively participated in Masonic Lodge #241, serving as Past Master in 1994, Scottish Rite 32nd Degree Freemasons, Moolah Shrine Temple, Past President-Daniel Boone Shrine Club, and Eastern Star Chapter #152. Jim also volunteered with the VFW, St. Charles County Cancer Committee, St Charles Presbyterian Church, and he served on the St. Charles Federal Savings and Loan Board of Directors and as President of St. Charles Country Club.

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