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 Ruth Elizabeth <I>Starke</I> Kelly

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Ruth Elizabeth Starke Kelly

  • Birth 21 Oct 1924 Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 12 Nov 2008 Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
  • Plot SECTION 35, LOT 326
  • Memorial ID 31363881

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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  • Created by: Paula Z
  • Added: 13 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31363881
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Elizabeth Starke Kelly (21 Oct 1924–12 Nov 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31363881, citing Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Paula Z (contributor 47026085) .