Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Larkin

Tuesday 28th of December 1926 - Tuesday 12th of January 2021

Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Larkin



Jan 16, 2021 (9:30 am - 10:30 am)


391 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY

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Graveside Service

Jan 16, 2021 (11:00 am )

Lexington Cemetery

833 W. Main St., Lexington, KY

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Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Larkin passed away at home, surrounded by love and family, on January 12, 2021. She was born in Montgomery County, Kentucky, on December 28, 1926, to the late Hiram Estill and Alta Estill.


Libby graduated from Henry Clay High School, the University of Kentucky, and later earned her Master’s Degree in Education. She was a lifelong educator and went on to serve as a counselor under the Kentucky Bureau of Rehabilitation where she was a recipient of the Counselor of the Year Award in 1978. Libby was a creative, accomplished, thoughtful, and loving woman who devoted many hours to painting, quilting, gardening, and caring for all creatures, great and small. One of her favorite activities was watching the birds and deer that often frequented her front yard.


She is survived by her son, Dr. John Larkin (Barbara), Cincinnati; her daughter, Lovell Larkin, Lexington; grandchildren, Chase Waskey (Miles), Sydney Larkin (Quinn Proffer), John Larkin III; first cousin, Pam Paterson; her two dogs (Jinx and Rosie), and cat (Jackie). She was predeceased by her former husband John Larkin Sr. She leaves behind many who will miss her dearly.


The family wishes to thank Bridgett Brunker for her many years of loving care and friendship. They would also like to thank Baptist Health Lexington, her doctors, nurses, and Hospice for their superb care and support during her final days. A special thanks to Dr. Ari Padmanabhan for his enormous compassion and expertise. 


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her honor to your local humane society.


The visitation will be on Saturday at Milward Southland from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, followed by an 11:00 AM graveside service at the Lexington Cemetery.

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Anne Hoskins


I am so sad to hear about cousin Libby’s passing!She was always a joy to be with at family gatherings!She and my father,George, were very close and I loved hearing them always laughing when they were together.Will treasure the times I used to run in to her in Lexington.Sending much love to Chip&Lisa and your families❤️❤️

1 month ago



Chip, Lisa and families, from the Dr. George Estill family our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother. My father loved his cousin Libby so much, and I used to enjoy the visits with her and your grandparents. Libby certainly brightened a room, and the world, and her laughter was wonderful.

1 month ago