The Times West Virginian

Obituaries

September 6, 2013

Louise Starr

Frances “Louise” Starr, 86, peacefully passed away Friday (Aug. 30, 2013) at her home.

She was born March 30, 1927, the daughter of the late Dale B. and Frances Frey Miller. She was a lifelong resident of the Millersville-Pleasant Valley communities. Her great-grandfather originally settled in part of the area.

She was a graduate of East Fairmont High School, West Virginia Business College and Fairmont State University, and completed graduate work at West Virginia University and American University. Employed by Monongahela Power Co. for 42 years, her career was as a home economist and later as a residential service representative with the company.

A lifelong, active member of Christ Episcopal Church, she served on the altar guild, ECW and vestry, and as co-chairperson of the Strawberry Festival.

She was a member of the Benton’s Ferry CEOS Club, Ladies of the Elks, Morning Gardeners and the FSU Emeritus Club. Membership had also been held in the Major William Haymond Chapter of DAR, the zoning commission of Pleasant Valley, American Home Economics Association, Fairmont General Hospital Volunteer Association, Monongahela Girls Club and American Association of United Women.

She was a former recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award for Marion County and a charter member of the Fairmont chapter of Soroptimist International.

Louise lived life as a lady and Christian, was proud of her Swiss heritage, and generously gave of herself for the happiness and needs of others. She enjoyed being with people and liked animals and birds, especially her cats. Other interests were flower gardening, cooking, traveling, volunteering and collecting rabbit figurines. She was devoted to her family, enjoyed spending time with them, and her granddaughter was the light of her life.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Garry Wood; her granddaughter, Jenna Wood; and cousins, Margaret Irby, John Blagg and Mary Jean Mollard and their families.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Starr; two brothers, Carl Miller and Lewis Franklin Miller; a sister-in-law, Gerry Miller; and several cousins.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church, at Fairmont Avenue and Ninth Street, Fairmont, with Father John Kevern officiating. Entombment will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made to the Marion County Humane Society, P.O. Box 905, Fairmont. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.

The family would like to thank the caregivers for their loving care and neighbors and friends for their acts of kindness during her illness.

Louise will be remembered as having “lived well, laughed often and loved much.”

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