Norma Shears Starkey of Marietta is celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born March 6, 1922 in Gravel Bank, Marietta. She was a 1939 graduate of Marietta High School.
She is the mother of four children: Jerry Starkey (deceased), Phyllis Brown of Vienna, W.Va.; Margaret Owens of Mary Esther, Fla. and Diana Starkey of Kannapolis, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
An open house will be held in her honor from 1 to 4 p.m. on March 10 at Emeritus of Marietta, 150 Browns Road, Marietta with friends and family invited. They are requesting no gifts but cards would be appreciated. Cards can be mailed to her at Emeritus of Marietta, C-27, 150 Browns Road, Marietta 45750.