Staff 

OUR MISSION:

We're dedicated to providing quality funeral services to each family without compromise. We are here to help you, and we understand if we create a financial burden for you, we haven't helped you. We serve all families with fairness and in the same 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 throughout the entire funeral planning process.

What characterizes us is that we meet the needs of a diverse community. We take pride in our attention to the smallest details and our compassion in listening and crafting your ideas into a perfect life tribute.

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

We're 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, California, 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, Kansas Funeral Directors Association and 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.

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Steven C. Marcom Piña Funeral Director & Embalmer

Steven Marcom is a Kansas Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Crematory manager. He was raised in California.

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Sonia Levario Smith Funeral Director & Embalmer, Licensed Crematory Operator

Sonia 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 and came across the opportunity to work at Larkin & Garcia Funeral Care.

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

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Lesslie Martinez Assistant Funeral Director

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Robert Espino Funeral Assistant

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, California, 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, Kansas Funeral Directors Association and 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.

Steven C. Marcom Piña

Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Steven Marcom is a Kansas Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Crematory manager. He was raised in California.

Sonia Levario Smith

Funeral Director & Embalmer, Licensed Crematory Operator
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Sonia 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 and came across the opportunity to work at Larkin & Garcia Funeral Care.

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

Lesslie Martinez

Assistant Funeral Director
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Robert Espino

Funeral Assistant
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