Martha Lena Starling

Martha Lena Starling, 83, of Marietta, passed away Monday (March 24, 2014) at Heartland of Marietta.

She was born April 21, 1930 in Marietta to the late Walter William and Elsie Pearl Pfuderer Meagle. She graduated from Marietta High School in 1948, the Grant Hospital School of Nursing in 1951, and worked as an OB/GYN nurse her entire career at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Martha was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the Episcopal Church Women’s Group, and the Marietta Welfare League.

She is survived by her sons, Gregory Starling (Ellen Miller) and Jeffrey Starling (Shane Danford), both of Marietta; and a daughter, Sharon Starling (Don Harrington) of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Gregory, Brent and Jessica Starling and Brian and Adam Harrington; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald D. Starling (May 27, 2009).

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday (March 27, 2014) at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., Marietta, with the Rev. David Ruppe officiating. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

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