Saturday, November 24, 2012

Remembering Grandma Starr

Grandma Starr was an amazing Christian lady.  She was such a lovely grandmother to me (even though I am related to her only by law, she told me that I am a part of her family).  Her mind was so sharp that even at 97 she could recall names and events of so many people.  She loved working crossword puzzles, knitting, and talking about the Lord.  I know she prayed for me and my family.  She was a giver and a classic example of what a Christian grandma should be like.  We can take the pain of her absence because we know that she is alive and in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Heaven grows sweeter everyday.

 Ada Virginia Starr, 97 of Montpelier died peacefully Thursday afternoon in her home. She was born on May 13, 1915 in Butler Indiana to Oscar Isaiah and Addie Elizabeth (Frick) Miser. Virginia graduated from Montpelier High School in 1933. Virginia was a homemaker for her entire life. She was a member of New Beginnings Church (formerly Central United Brethren) in Montpelier. She had many friends due to her loving hospitality and listening ear. She was known for her hand-knitted and crocheted specialties which have been enjoyed all over the United States and Canada. She was also an avid crossword puzzle enthusiast. She is survived by three sons Dr. Lyle Duane (Carolyn) Starr of East Burke, Vermont, Darrel (Vivian) Starr of Plymouth, Minnesota, Reverend Randy (Shirley) Starr of Red Lion, Pennsylvania, one daughter Nancy (Jim) Wilkinson of Montpelier, Ohio, nine grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lyle E. Starr on May 14th 1995, a great granddaughter Cassandra Starr, three brothers Kermit, Millard and Paul Miser and three sisters Myrtle Watson, Ollie Blaine and Zelma Houser. Visitation for Virginia will be on Sunday, November 25th from 5-8pm at the Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home in Montpelier. Services will be Monday at 11 am at the funeral home. Pastor Dennis Rowe, former pastor of Central United Brethren Church in Montpelier, currently of Fort Wayne, Indiana will officiate. Graveside services will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier. Memorials may be made to Hospital Hospice in Bryan, Ohio.

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