Nellie Starkey, 85, a McMinnville resident and Warren County native, died Dec. 14 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital following a brief illness.
She was a homemaker, member of the Smyrna Church of Christ and daughter of the late Noah Howard Byron and Rena Catherine Jarrels Keel.
Mrs. Starkey was married June 29, 1956 to Alford Bales “Hoot” Starkey who preceded her in death March 11, 2013. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by son, Herbert Starkey; sister, Isabell Keel Bouldin and brothers, Joe, Harry, Lex and Charles Keel.
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Joyce Starkey of McMinnville and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Thanks to our extended family at Raintree Manor for their great care and compassion.
Funeral service was held Thursday at High’s Chapel with David Costello officiating. Interment followed at Smyrna Cemetery.
High Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.