Loraine Frances Larkins

February 22, 1932September 14, 2018
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Loraine Frances Larkins, age 86 passed away on Sep. 14, 2018 and went home to be with the Lord, her family and friends. Loraine was born in Eaton Rapids, MI on Feb. 22, 1932, to Cletus and Arlene Strickling. She lived in the Mason area her whole life. She loved family, friends, fishing and getting together to enjoy life, love and good times. She loved bowling and all of her bowling family. Loraine worked for Ingham County, at the Jail until she retired.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cletus and Arlene Strickling; son, Michael J. Larkins and grandson, Kristopher L. Haindel. She is survived by 3 children, Steven Larkins, Patricia Haindel, Thomas (Tammy) Larkins, and step-son, Dan Hills. She leaves behind a very special partner in life Charles (Pete) Hills. Loraine also leaves behind her sister, Marylyn Clark; brother, Gibson (Shirley) Strickling; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 2 nephews; 1 niece and a countless number of friends.

Please join the family for visitation on Tuesday, September 18th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home in Mason, 621 S. Jefferson St, Mason, MI. Funeral Services for Loraine will be held on Wednesday, September 19th at 11am also at the funeral home. Interment in Markham Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Great Lakes Hospice Caring Foundation. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, Mason Chapel. Share memories at


  • Ryan Haindel
  • Cody Cooper
  • Jon Larkins
  • Thomas Larkins
  • Henry Bennett
  • Dan Hills
  • Roger Clark, Honorary
  • Larry Clark, Honorary
  • Kathy Gearhart, Honorary

  • Great Lakes Hospice


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 18, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, September 18, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Loraine Frances Larkins

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Janette Strickling Crandall

September 21, 2018

I remember fondly the many times we spent together on the farm or at our home in Mason going to the county fair. Our families spent time together also. We kind of lost touch during adulthood when we lived so far apart, but always knew family was there. Loraine was a sweet lady and she will be missed. My love to you all.

Judy Clark

September 21, 2018

Tom, I did not realize Loraine was your mother! I knew her through my Mom and Lavina Wilson. She always had a smile and was so nice. I'm so sorry for your loss.

John and Sandy Ryder

September 19, 2018

We will remember Lorraine as a sweet, kind lady with a cute sense of humor...she was Pete’s “Babe”. Her zest for life was inspiring and her love for Pete was heartwarming.....We enjoyed going to dinner at the buffet and sharing stories and laughs with Lorraine and Pete whenever they came to Florida to see Ron & Suzy. May she rest in God’s Amazing Grace.....

Jolynn Marlow

September 18, 2018

To all of the Larkin Family I am very sorry for the Loss of your Mom, she was always a very sweet lady and she will be missed by many people.
Tom, my Mom said she is very sorry for the loss of your mom.
Hugs, Love and Prayers to your whole family.
Sorry we can not be there.

tammy Marlow McQueen

September 18, 2018

Tom I am so sorry to hear about your mom may God reach down and help you through this difficult time you and your family are in my prayers

John and Rose Sawyer

September 18, 2018

I met you first on a bowling league, may have even meant you at Russ and Ginny's where I was a waitress. Never saw you with nothing but a smile on your face even in your most troublesome times. Will always remember you for your smile. You lived life to the fullest. We have a very special guardian angel watching over us. Prayers and thoughts to Pete, her family and friends. Rest in peace.

Ruth Strickling

September 14, 2018

I have so many wonderful memories of Loraine from childhood and beyond. Cousins who often felt like sisters and brothers, I couldn't have asked for better family. Always there and always made me feel better just for spending time with her. Steve, Patty and Tom, so sorry for your loss. We are all richer for having had her.