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Ruth Elizabeth Starke Kelly
Birth: Oct. 21, 1924
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 2008
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

On Wednesday Evening, November 12, 2008, God called Ruth Elizabeth Starke Kelly home. She was 84 years old. The daughter of Henry Herman Starke and Anna Elizabeth Kaestner. A child during The Great Depression, she lived a modest, but full life.

A Bell Award recipient, she was an active member of her community:
Volunteer for the former Methodist Hospital (Norton's), Brooklawn Child & Family Services, Beechmont Neighborhood Association, and Bethel-St. Paul United Church of Christ; where she was a member and devoted servant of our Lord.

Ruth was a graduate of Shawnee High School. Worked as a map maker with the Army Topographic Command. She married her husband, John Arthur Kelly, Jr. on August 10, 1946. She always loved children and had 4 of her own. Grandmother of 11 and Great-Grandmother of 12. She has touch the lives of countless people.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents an all her siblings:
Irvin Henry Starke
Evelyn Blanche Starke
Annetta Frieda Starke
Walter Edwin Starke
Catherine Rose Starke Crush
Florence Lillian Starke Carter 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Herman Starke (1873 - 1946)
  Anna Elizabeth Kaestner Starke (1887 - 1969)
 
 Spouse:
  John Arthur Kelly (1922 - 1973)
 
 Children:
  John David Kelly (1957 - 2010)*
 
 Siblings:
  Irvin H Starke (1901 - 1973)**
  Evelyn Blanche Starke (1902 - 1919)**
  Annetta Frieda Starke (1922 - 1923)*
  Walter Edwin Starke (1923 - 1976)*
  Ruth Elizabeth Starke Kelly (1924 - 2008)
  Catherine Rose Starke Crush (1926 - 1992)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Cave Hill Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: SECTION 35, LOT 326
 
Created by: Paula Z
Record added: Nov 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31363881
Ruth Elizabeth <i>Starke</i> Kelly
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Ruth Elizabeth <i>Starke</i> Kelly
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Ruth Elizabeth <i>Starke</i> Kelly
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