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Madonna Ruth (McMurry) Larrick, 81, Kokomo, passed away at 3:43 a.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017, at St. Vincent Kokomo. She was born March 18, 1936, in Darlington, the daughter of Donald and Ruth (Ferrell) McMurry.
She graduated from Darlington High School in 1954 then later graduated from Indiana University in 1958 with a B.A. in elementary education. After raising her family, she attended Indiana University Kokomo and earned her master's degree. Madonna taught home-bound students for many years as well as teaching English as a second language to Vietnamese refugees and G.E.D. classes at the Caddo Correctional Institute in Shreveport, Louisiana. She retired from her position as a Residential Assistant with Howard Regional Health Systems transitional centers for recovering mental health patients. Madonna was a member Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, an Elder and Deacon at First Presbyterian Church (P.C.U.S.A.) and a member of Kokomo Civic Theater.
She is survived by her son, Mike, and wife Clara Larrick, Avon; son, Brad, and wife Theresa Larrick, Celebration, Florida; son, Greg, and wife Cathy Larrick, Kokomo; grandchildren, John, and wife Allyssa Larrick, Kristen Larrick and fiance Aaron Nolcox, Brandon, and wife Lael Larrick, Drew and Bree Larrick, Matt, and wife Amanda Smith, and Allison and husband Garrett Brown; great-grandchildren, Katlin, Kimberlee, Kareena and Alexander Larrick, Lake and Tanner Smith, and Evie Brown; and brother, Tom, and wife Sue McMurry.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and former husband, Robert "Bob" Larrick.
Services will be held, 11 a.m., Friday, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, with Rev. Frank Mansell officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Kokomo Humane Society. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on July 18, 2017
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