Gloria Larkin

October 23, 1940 - July 14, 2021
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
1002 South Main Street
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
864-235-5884 | Map
Friday 7/23, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
1002 South Main Street
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
864-235-5884 | Map
Friday 7/23, 2:00 pm
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Heaven has gained a wonderful new voice as Gloria Loaine Larkin, 80, wife of the late Ronald Larkin, died Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Born in Geneva, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Ora and Genevieve Albright Ballinger.  Gloria grew up in Batavia, Illinois, surrounded by music. With her sister Melodie, she attendedContinue Reading

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Emmeline left a message on April 21, 2022:
While almost a year has gone by since you've passed, my love for you is still so strong. You will forever be missed, but forever go down in history as one of the best grandmas ever. The last day that I ever saw you in person was on Mother's day with almost every other person in my immediate family, which I think was the perfect day to say goodbye without knowing it. I'm so grateful for everything you've ever done for me, and for our time together. While I may not be able to spend more time with you, I will forever have a special place for you in my heart. Lots of love, Emmeline
Emmeline left a message on April 21, 2022:
In memory of Gloria Larkin, Emmeline lit a candle
Lynn Barnes Rudberg left a message on September 15, 2021:
I just learned of Gloria’s death and I am so very sorry to hear of it. Gloria was an enthusiastic member of Batavia High School’s Class of ‘58 and despite the distance, she usually made the trek back to Illinois to join in class reunions and birthday parties. It was always so nice to catch up with her very active life and to see her bright smile. She will be missed. I will be sending out the sad news to the rest of our classmates.
Tim and Millie Nafziger left a message on August 1, 2021:
Your Mother/Grandma was a very caring and thoughtful neighbor to us. She was always learning and had interesting information to share. We are very thankful we had the opportunity to know her. She was truly a friend to us and we miss her! We are praying for God's comfort, peace and strength for each of you during this very difficult time. Tim and Millie Nafziger
Jeanne Draper left a message on August 1, 2021:
I am so sad to hear of Gloria's passing. I enjoyed knowing her and sharing with her so many things. She packed so much living into her time here. My deepest sympathy to her beautiful family. May she rest in peace.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Christian Scheele left a message on July 31, 2021:
In memory of Gloria Larkin, Christian Scheele lit a candle
Jacqueline Blake left a message on July 30, 2021:
My feelings for all the Larkin family are too deep to express in this note. I will always have a special place in my heart for memories of Gloria and Ron and all the family. My sincere condolences.
Janet I Wesch left a message on July 30, 2021:
We recently had the pleasure of speaking by phone with Gloria in regards to items she had saved throughout the years she spent at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Jackson, Michigan. She was a very thoughtful and generous lady, and we are so thrilled to have received the package she sent. Our prayers are with your family, may you find peace in your memories. St. Paul's Parishioners
Nancy forsell left a message on July 30, 2021:
So sorry to hear about your Mom. We Spoke shortly before her passing. So glad we had this talk with promise to see each other soon. Please let’s plan to see each other when you feel up to doing so. God bless all of her family. Sincerely. Nancy Forsell
Edna Ruth and Vernon Miller left a message on July 25, 2021:
We have known Gloria since we first moved to Greenville in 2007. We shared many musical interests and occasions. We send our sincere condolences to her family.
Brian Smiley left a message on July 23, 2021:
I had a friend Gloria who embraced me in her life like I was her own child. I don’t consider myself part of the family, only that it was her way to make those who she loved feel so very special and important to her. My message to the family is simple: thank you for letting me enjoy such a dear friendship. Gloria and I shared such a love for orchestral pieces that we’d always seem to break out in a verse or strain when we got together. I especially miss sitting down at the piano to play and sing with her. I loved talking about experiences performing and favorite chorales. One such piece we’d most often lament as a favorite is Randall Thompson’s Alleluia. I am listening to it now, over and over, as it was one of our mutual favorites. I cannot hear this beautiful piece without thinking of Gloria. I had looked forward to visiting her this fall when I take my daughter to college. After our most recent chat, Gloria reached out to my daughter in a hand written letter sharing an open invitation to visit and offered her support. She shared news articles on College of Charleston. She made Katelynn feel ever more comfortable with her choice to go to school in South Carolina. I listen to one more refrain of Alleluia by the Robert Shaw Chamber Choir, from their album Angels on High and trust heaven has one more angelic voice that will join in welcoming all of us. Thank you Gloria for loving me and your family as much as you have.
cheryl henderson left a message on July 23, 2021:
Ms Gloria was a dear friend and wonderful neighbor. She had a generous heart always quick to share something wonderful she had cooked , a garden tip, an interesting article , her love of classical music and the best of all a hug during a tough time. She will be sorely missed .
TIZIANA AND BERNARD left a message on July 23, 2021:
Dear Gloria, We met in Greenville 17 years ago at a book sale, you were a volunteer always helping. You spent a lot of your time helping me to improve my American language. We became very good friends. And even after coming back to France, we keep in touch. I will miss you a lot. Toutes nos sincères condoléances à David, Tom et Lisa et leur famille.
Tiziana and Bernard from France left a message on July 23, 2021:
Gloria will always remain in our heart for ever. Thank you for all the nice moments we had together, we are going to miss you. Condolences to the whole family
Francine Spicer Taylor left a message on July 22, 2021:
Peter and I will miss Gloria, as a hiking friend and choir member, and as a sharer of afternoon tea. Our condolences to the family for your great loss.
Ann Magnus left a message on July 22, 2021:
To the Larkin family my condolences. I only knew Gloria for a short time at exercise class at senior action. She was a very special lady indeed. Ann Magnus
Emmeline Larkin left a message on July 21, 2021:
I will keep on loving you forever and ever, and will miss your fruit sticks you send us.
Liz and Chris Laundra left a message on July 21, 2021:
As Gloria's next door neighbor for 20 years, she will surely be missed. Our deepest sympathy to her family. Chris and I are really sad for her loss.
Douglas Warwick left a message on July 21, 2021:
Gloria, I am glad you were part of my life. We enjoyed many happy family memories together. Your gift of music has passed to your grandchildren in so many different ways. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. -Doug
Steven Flick left a message on July 21, 2021:
For an ever constant and loyal friend I've had the privilege to work with and know for many years, Gloria has been a true blessing. She will always be remembered for her musical gifts and for her ever giving nature. So many fond memories. Condolences to the whole family. May God bless and comfort all.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Madeleine Peck left a message on July 21, 2021:
Gloria really knew how to make her family feel loved. She will be greatly missed.
Suzanna Larkin left a message on July 20, 2021:
Grandma, may you rest in peace and happiness. You are loved so greatly.
Margaret Kenney left a message on July 20, 2021:
Gloria and I were not only soprano buddies in the Fountain Inn Chorale, but we had a love for the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. We would often see each other when attending a concert. Gloria will be missed.
Rebecca Howerton left a message on July 20, 2021:
I had the good fortune to sit beside Gloria in the Fountain Inn Chorale, where she was my north star for notes and always a joy to be around. We are going to miss her beautiful spirit!
Susan and Michael Doria left a message on July 20, 2021:
Michael and I are very sad to know that Gloria has passed from this life. We met her through the OLLI program at Furman University. I sang with her in The Fountain Inn Chorale. We came to know her as a good friend. She was such an inspiration to both of us. We will miss her greatly.
Jane Morlan left a message on July 20, 2021:
The loss of Gloria's voice on earth is enormous and we are certain that she sings on. Those of us with the Fountain Inn Chorale are saddened beyond belief and we hope her family knows they have our deepest condolences.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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