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 Mark W. Starr

Mark W. Starr

Birth
Fayette County, Indiana, USA
Death 3 Mar 2008 (aged 86)
Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, USA
Burial Milton, Wayne County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 101369081 · View Source
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Mark W. Starr, 86, of rural Fayette County, died Monday morning, March 3, 2008, at Reid Hospital, Richmond.

A Fayette County native, he was born September 10, 1921 to Monroe and Barbara Florea Starr. In 1939, he graduated from Harrisburg High School where he wore #33 as a varsity basketball player for four years. He had also attended agriculture classes at Purdue University. On November 7, 1943, he was married at Central Christian Church to the former Catherine L. Helton who survives. A lifetime farmer, he was the fourth generation of his family to operate the family farm in Harrison Township. He was a member and former trustee of the First United Methodist Church, past president of the Fayette County Free Fair, a member of the Fayette County School Reorganization Committee and a member of Kiwanis.

Survivors include his wife; three children and their spouses: Linda A. Starr of Indianapolis, Jennifer L. and E.L. Matthews of Destin, FL, Brad and Patti Starr of Fayette County; a brother: William C. Starr of Wayne County; five grandchildren and their spouses: Mark Brian Halfaker and Amy of Indianapolis, Chad Halfaker of Chicago, IL, Kimberly L. Wisen and Jason of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Daryl B. Starr and Allison of Lafayette, Christi Holmes and Nate of Greenfield; four great-granddaughters: Siena Halfaker, Savannah and Sydney Wisen, Anna Starr.

His parents and a brother, Charles Starr preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, 729 Central Avenue, Connersville, with Pastor Dave Galbraith officiating. Interment will follow in Valley Grove Cemetery, Wayne County. Friends may visit at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church or to the Fayette County Foundation. For additional information and to sign the online guest book, visit www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.


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  • Created by: Marc Doty
  • Added: 27 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101369081
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mark W. Starr (10 Sep 1921–3 Mar 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101369081, citing Valley Grove Cemetery, Milton, Wayne County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Marc Doty (contributor 46843703) .