Karen Sue Starcher, 73, of Worthington, went to be the Lord at 8:20pm, Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown. She was born in Fairmont, April 21, 1947, a daughter of the late Lester and Geraldine McElwain Cool. On October 29, 1965 she married the love of her life, Nelson Jay Starcher and they later renewed their love on October 27, 1990. Nelson preceded her in death on July 19, 2013.
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Surviving are three children, David Starcher, Worthington, Doug Starcher, Worthington, and Shara Schell and her husband Troy, Carolina, five grandchildren, Haden Starcher, Jessica Starcher Lindsey and her husband Jesse, Mathew Starcher and his wife Samantha, Brianna Stottlemire and her husband Brandon, and Jaylen Schell; four great grandchildren, Braddox and Brock Stottlemire, Cole Lindsey and Hendrix Starcher; two special daughters, Pam George and Tresa Starcher; two sisters-in-law, Sharyn Cool, Niles, OH, and Ruth Starcher, Milford, CT. She is also survived by many people, family and friends, that she cared for deeply.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Thomas, Douglas, and William Cool; one sister, Bethel Quinn; three brothers-in-law, John Quinn, Ward Byrd, and James Starcher, one sister-in-law, Helen Byrd.
Karen was a very active member of her community. She was a former president of the Idamay Improvement Association, former president of the Fringe Little League in Marion County, was a member of the UMWA District 31, Women’s Auxillary. She served on various committees and boards for different organizations throughout her life. She was gifted at raising money, having done so for many organizations and causes throughout the years. She was a poll worker for many years having served up till the last Presidential Election in 2016.
Karen was a Christian and a founding member of Jewel City Church. She worked to setup and decorate the nursery in the original building. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be missed by many.
A graveside service will be held at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Enterprise at 3pm, Monday, September 28, 2020, with Pastor Robert L. Shingleton officiating. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.perinefunerals.com. The Perine Funeral Home is honored to serve the Starcher family.