Norma Louise Shears Starkey

Norma Louise Shears Starkey, 91, of Marietta, went home to heaven on Sunday (Feb. 2, 2014) at Harmar Place.

Norma was born on March 6, 1922, in Moore’s Junction-Marietta, Ohio, to Pearl and Maggie L. Trautman Shears (both deceased).

She is survived by one sister, Irma Rapp of Marietta; three daughters, Phyllis Brown of Vienna, W.Va., Margaret Owens of Mary Esther, Fla., and Diana Starkey of Kannapolis, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Jerald “Jerry” Starkey in 2009; and six brothers and sisters.

Services be held at 2 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 6, 2014) at the Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel. Family will receive friends from 2 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family wishes to thank the employees at Harmar Place for the wonderful and loving care they provided.

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