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Dorothy Jean Starks

December 1, 1929 April 8, 2019
Dorothy Jean Starks
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Dorothy Jean Starks, 89, of Midland, passed away Monday evening, April 8, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center. She was born December 1, 1929 in Bad Axe, the daughter of Alfred and Anna (Shaw) Philp. Dorothy graduated from Bad Axe High School where she was a majorette,and had attended Central Michigan University. Dorothy and Cecil Starks were united in marriage on May 9, 1953 and enjoyed 62 years of marriage until Cecil’s death in 2015. They spent many winters enjoying the sun in New Port Richey, FL together. She also enjoyed gardening, doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her family. She is survived by her two sons, Terry (Debbie) Starks and Mark Starks both of Freeland, three grandchildren, Landon, Austin (Brittanie), Sarah; great granddaughter Madelynn and her sister Elaine Leonard. In addition to her husband Cecil, she was preceded in death by her son Scott, sisters Norma Dommer, Eleanor Witte and her brother Alfred “Bud” Philp. Funeral services will take place at 11 am, Friday, April 12, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Rev. Gerald Ferguson officiating. Friends may call at the Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler Street on Thursday from 6-8 pm, and at the church on Friday from 9:30 am until time of services. Burial will take place later at Colfax Cemetery, Bad Axe. Memorials may be offered to the family in memory of Dorothy.


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Visitation

Thursday

11

Apr

6:00 PM 4/11/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/11/2019 8:00:00 PM
Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel

1200 West Wheeler Street
Midland, MI 48640

Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel
1200 West Wheeler Street Midland 48640 MI
United States

Visitation

Friday

12

Apr

9:30 AM 4/12/2019 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church - Midland

3701 N. Jefferson Avenue
Midland, MI 48640

Trinity Lutheran Church - Midland
3701 N. Jefferson Avenue Midland 48640 MI
United States

Service

Friday

12

Apr

11:00 AM 4/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church - Midland

3701 N. Jefferson Avenue
Midland, MI 48640

Trinity Lutheran Church - Midland
3701 N. Jefferson Avenue Midland 48640 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Colfax Township Cemetery Final Resting Place

598 N Barrie Rd Bad Axe, MI, 48413

598 N Barrie Rd Bad Axe, MI, 48413
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