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Elaine C. Starke

Elaine Clarice Starke, 89, of Sedalia, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021 at St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit.

She was born August 22, 1931, in Wausa, NE, a daughter of the late George and Vera (Rhodes) Nelson. On June 11, 1950, in Sedalia, she married James L. Starke, who survives.

Elaine was a 1949 graduate of Smithton High School. She was a homemaker most of her life and enjoyed sewing, quilting and re-upholstering furniture. She loved her cats and dogs. Elaine was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church. She will be remembered as a very loving wife, mother and friend.

In addition to her husband, James, she is survived by three children: David Starke (Heidi), of Windsor, Deborah DeGraff (Doug), of Lee’s Summit and Steven Starke (Nopawan), of Sedalia; five grandchildren: Chad Starke, Chrissy Starke, Matt Starke, Nick Organ and Mia Phutrakul; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three siblings: Doris, Ken and Don.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Heckart Funeral Home, with Rev. Calvin Pritchard officiating.

Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home prior to the service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Epworth United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home.
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