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Othel Eugene Starks

Preston, Hickory County, Missouri, USA
Death 22 Feb 1987 (aged 85)
Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 67516594 · View Source
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Kansas City Star

Othel E. Starks, 85, Independence died Feb. 22, 1987 at Independence Regional Health Center. He was born in Preston, MO., and lived in Sugar Creed and Fairmont area of Independence for a total of 80 years. Mr. Starks was a construction worker for 45 years and retired as a foreman. He was a member of Local 264 of the Construction and General Labors Union for 61 years. He was a member of Waldo Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Melba B Starks of the home, two sons, LeWayne O. Starks and Charles E. Starks, and a daughter Laila B. Gilmore, all of Independence, a sister Elsie Singleton, Cross Timbers, MO., 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services at 1 p.m., Carson Funeral Home, burial in Mt. Washington Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the youth group of Mount Washington Baptist Church 9623 E. Independence Ave.

Source: John Richard Gariety, Sr.


His family were the original settlers in this county ca 1832, & among the first in the state ca 1814.

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Dennis Starks (Grandson)

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  • Created by: Barbara Ketchum
  • Added: 27 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67516594
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Othel Eugene Starks (27 Apr 1901–22 Feb 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67516594, citing Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Ketchum (contributor 46866606) .