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Sarah Marie Starkey, 77
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Spencer resident and Van Buren County native Sarah Marie Starkey, 77, was born Aug. 18, 1939 and died Aug. 24 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital following an extended illness.
A homemaker and member of Free Will Baptist Church, she was the daughter of the late George Monroe and Mary L. Moore Pack. She was married Jan. 2, 1960 to John Thomas Starkey Sr., who preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, John Thomas Starkey Jr. of Merritt Island, Fla., and James and Melinda Starkey of Spencer; two grandsons, Ryan Alan Starkey and Justin Clay Starkey; step-grandson, Brandon Barnes; seven siblings and spouses, G.M. and Gloria Pack of Walling, Willie and Bertha Pack and Larry and Audrey Taylor, all of Spencer, Bill and Rose McReynolds of Johnson City, and Mary Lou Williamson, Roy and Barbara Pack, and Raymond and Paula Pack, all of McMinnville; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral service will be held at noon Friday at High’s Chapel with Dennis Deweese officiating. Burial will follow at Long Cemetery in Van Buren County. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service Friday at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.