Staff 

OUR MISSION: We are dedicated to providing high quality funeral services to all families that we serve. We are fair and serve all families in the manner we would wish to be served.

Larkin & Garcia Funeral Care has a well trained staff. The members of our team are fully committed to helping people with all the process. What characterizes us is that we meet the needs of a diverse community. We take pride in our attention to the smallest detail and our compassion in listening and crafting your ideas into a perfect life tribute.

We provide several services as burial, cremation in our own crematory, entombment, or body donation. Besides, we have a complete line of granite and bronze markers and arrange the installation in any cemetery. Complete pre-planning in advance of immediate need is also available.

Involved with Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Guadalupe Center and KCK Chamber.

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James E. Larkin President

James E. Larkin has served as President of Warren-McElwain Mortuary since his ownership in 2013.

Born in Creston, Iowa, he attended Creston High School before graduating from Southwestern Community College in 1970 and Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1971.

Within three years of opening his first funeral home in Corning, Iowa, James had four locations and partnerships with funeral homes in Ottumwa, Iowa, Glen Falls, New York, and Farmington, New Mexico. In 1999, he moved to Arcadia, CA and grew the family business to 16 locations.

With almost 50 years of experience in funeral service, he is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Kansas Funeral Directors Association and the Crematory Association of North America.

Dedicated to his community, James is a member of Lawrence Rotary Club and Crest Masonic Lodge #522. He was elected for two terms on the Southwestern Community College Board of Directors, Corning Housing Authority.

He is a member of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.

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Steven C. Marcom Piña Funeral Director & Embalmer

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Jenica Alston Office Manager & Funeral Assistant, Notary Public

Jenica Alston joined the Larkin & Garcia Funeral Care team after a decades long career in different facets of business, accounting, telecommunication's as well as human capital management. Jenica has always had a profound passion the funeral industry that was augmented in memory of her mother, which led her to changing her career path in recent years. Since joining the Larkin & Garcia Funeral Care family Jenica has provided exemplary care and support to the families we serve. After excelling, showing genuine care as well as becoming a instrumental part of the staff, Jenica quickly promoted to Office Manager. Jenica attended Truman High School and Penn Valley Community College where she studied business and accounting. Jenica is currently analyzing the different aspects of the Mortuary Industry and will be furthering her studies At KCKCC to obtain her degree in Mortuary Science, her aspiration is to be an licensed Embalmer & Funeral Director.

Jenica was raised in the Kansas City Metro area but was born in El,Paso Texas where she loved spending the summers as a child. To this day she adores going home to pay homage to her parents and to enjoy the Texan mountains as much as she can. In her spare time Jenica enjoys the thrill of a good novel, attending live concerts, spending time with her family, going to museum’s and traveling. She adores late 80’s and early 90’s movies. Jenica and her husband of 10 years have 3 children that are the apple of their eyes.

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Sonia Levario Assitant Funeral Director & Apprentice Embalmer, Licensed Crematory Operator

Sonia Levario was born in Chihuahua Mexico. She grew up in Casa Grande Arizona, where her interest in the funeral industry began. Sonia then moved to Kansas where she completed the Mortuary Program at Kansas City Community College where the opportunity to work at Larkin & Garcia Funeral Care was given to her.

 

Moving to a new state and not knowing anyone Sonia strives to meet new people and serve the families that she meets every day.

 

On her free time, Sonia likes to golf, play tennis, eat tacos, and spend time with her family and her two dogs.

Sonia enjoys what she does, but her passion is providing exemplary care to all the families she serves.

James E. Larkin

President
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James E. Larkin has served as President of Warren-McElwain Mortuary since his ownership in 2013.

Born in Creston, Iowa, he attended Creston High School before graduating from Southwestern Community College in 1970 and Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1971.

Within three years of opening his first funeral home in Corning, Iowa, James had four locations and partnerships with funeral homes in Ottumwa, Iowa, Glen Falls, New York, and Farmington, New Mexico. In 1999, he moved to Arcadia, CA and grew the family business to 16 locations.

With almost 50 years of experience in funeral service, he is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Kansas Funeral Directors Association and the Crematory Association of North America.

Dedicated to his community, James is a member of Lawrence Rotary Club and Crest Masonic Lodge #522. He was elected for two terms on the Southwestern Community College Board of Directors, Corning Housing Authority.

He is a member of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.

Steven C. Marcom Piña

Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Jenica Alston

Office Manager & Funeral Assistant, Notary Public
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Jenica Alston joined the Larkin & Garcia Funeral Care team after a decades long career in different facets of business, accounting, telecommunication's as well as human capital management. Jenica has always had a profound passion the funeral industry that was augmented in memory of her mother, which led her to changing her career path in recent years. Since joining the Larkin & Garcia Funeral Care family Jenica has provided exemplary care and support to the families we serve. After excelling, showing genuine care as well as becoming a instrumental part of the staff, Jenica quickly promoted to Office Manager. Jenica attended Truman High School and Penn Valley Community College where she studied business and accounting. Jenica is currently analyzing the different aspects of the Mortuary Industry and will be furthering her studies At KCKCC to obtain her degree in Mortuary Science, her aspiration is to be an licensed Embalmer & Funeral Director.

Jenica was raised in the Kansas City Metro area but was born in El,Paso Texas where she loved spending the summers as a child. To this day she adores going home to pay homage to her parents and to enjoy the Texan mountains as much as she can. In her spare time Jenica enjoys the thrill of a good novel, attending live concerts, spending time with her family, going to museum’s and traveling. She adores late 80’s and early 90’s movies. Jenica and her husband of 10 years have 3 children that are the apple of their eyes.

Sonia Levario

Assitant Funeral Director & Apprentice Embalmer, Licensed Crematory Operator
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Sonia Levario was born in Chihuahua Mexico. She grew up in Casa Grande Arizona, where her interest in the funeral industry began. Sonia then moved to Kansas where she completed the Mortuary Program at Kansas City Community College where the opportunity to work at Larkin & Garcia Funeral Care was given to her.

 

Moving to a new state and not knowing anyone Sonia strives to meet new people and serve the families that she meets every day.

 

On her free time, Sonia likes to golf, play tennis, eat tacos, and spend time with her family and her two dogs.

Sonia enjoys what she does, but her passion is providing exemplary care to all the families she serves.