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January 6, 1987 — January 17, 2023

Genesee, PA


Larkin Elizabeth RUTKOWSKI HAYMAN, Esq., 36, of Genesee, PA, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2023 in the arms of her parents.  In the months before her death, every effort was made to find help for Larkin’s deteriorating health which began with Covid.  Her parents, brother Kris, and Aunt Sandy were sources of continual support in those final months.  Broken hearts mourn the loss of a beloved daughter, sister, niece, cousin, and friend.  


Born January 6, 1987, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Deborah Jo Rutkowski and Barry K. Hayman.  As a child, she loved Puffalumps and wore out the many her parents bought her.


Through Silver Bits 4-H Club, Pigs-R-Us 4-H Club, and Headwaters FFA, she was a Champion showman of her horses and production livestock animals.  Her pursuits won six Pennsylvania State 4-H Championships, 18 District Champion and Reserve Championships, nine Potter County Fair Supreme Championships, 2003 ESMHA High Point Youth Pleasure Driving (undefeated), and numerous CVSC, KRA, NYSBA, ESMHA, and NYMHC High and Reserve Point awards in Halter, Showmanship, Equitation, and Pleasure.  Love of animals and animal care were constants in Larkin’s home life.  She especially loved her dogs, Coco and Keebler.     


She was a 2005 graduate of Northern Potter High School, where she was active in track, softball, FFA, varsity club, ski club, yearbook, and served as president of National Honor Society.  Through ski club, she had the opportunity to learn snowboarding, for which she had a natural agility and became a passionate practitioner of the sport.  She listed it first in her yearbook list of likes.  


A gifted artist, she was great at cartooning like her father and fabulous at ceramics.  She won many art awards. 


A 2009 graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice.  In 2013, she earned her Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI.  While living in Philadelphia, she helped neighborhood youth with their studies and did art projects such as decorating clay pots and planting pansies for Mother’s Day gifts.  Larkin had a heart for helping youth.


Throughout her career, she was an advocate for the poor, disadvantaged, and abused, working with the Philadelphia Defender Association, A Way Out in Coudersport, and the Lycoming County Public Defender’s Office.  She saw wrong and tried to right it.  


Surviving are: her parents, Deborah Jo Rutkowski and Barry Hayman; a brother, Dr. Kristen P. Hayman; aunts, uncles, and cousins.  She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Ronald and Verna Hayman; and maternal grandparents, Eugene and Elizabeth Rutkowski.  


Services will be private.  


The family gratefully declines flowers.  Memorials may be made to A Way Out, P.O. Box 447, Coudersport, PA 16915, Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 208, Coudersport, PA 16915, or Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.  


Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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