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Margaret L. Todd Starks
Margaret L. Todd StarksYellowRoseMargaret L. Todd Starks, 93 of Raymond, died Thursday, October 22, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born September 15, 1922 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana to the late Owen and Goldie (Brightwell) Todd.

On June 6, 1946 in Lawrenceburg, she married Lee W. Starks.  He died December 24, 1988.  She was also preceded in death by three sons, Gerald “Buddy”, Thomas Edward and Jeffrey Lynn Starks, and a daughter-in-law, Holly Starks.

She was a veteran of the U. S. Army during World War II.  She had attended the York United Methodist Church where she was very active in their Ladies’ Aid group.   She also attended the A. M. E. Church in Marysville.  She had worked for Dr. Drake in Richwood.  Margaret had been a foster mother to many children in the area for many years.  At one time, her home was an “emergency home” for Franklin and Union County Children’s Services.

Family was the center of Margaret’s life, her home always being the place to gather.  She enjoyed farming and gardening.  She was known by all who knew her as a “no-nonsense” lady.  She loved cooking, dancing and enjoyed watching basketball, especially the Kentucky Wildcats.  Every night before she went to sleep she read her Bible.

She is survived by her children, Stephanie Maxine Corley, Columbus; Lee “Weezie” (Melissa) Starks, Marion; Gregory (Christine) Starks, Raymond; Teddy Delton (Lynde Creviston) Starks, Dublin; grandchildren, Genia, Robbin, Tracey, Tameka, Ciera, Latavia, Adelaide, Rebeckah, Jeff Jr., Joshua, Teresa, Stacy, Heather, Eugene, Corrine, Steve, Sara, Jobe, Adam, and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by a brother, Perry (Ruth) Todd, Lawrenceburg; three sisters, Lucy Hawkins, Cincinnati; Evelyn Titsworth, Cincinnati; Esther Starks, Marion; two daughters-in-law, Lois Starks, Marysville; Lasonya Starks, Delaware.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Maurice, Richard “Bud”, Luther, Bobby Todd; a sister, Marjorie Ganaway; four brothers-in-law, Rev. Thomas Ganaway, Marshall Starks, Frank Hawkins, George Titsworth; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Todd, Lawrenceburg, and Yvonne Todd, Cincinnnati.

Funeral services will be Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the York Center United Methodist Church with Pastors Lee Starks and J. C. Church officiating.  Burial will follow in York Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Richwood Area Veterans.  Friends may call Friday, October 30, 2015 from 4 to 7 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be given to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, Union County Program, 940 London Avenue, Suite C, Marysville, OH 43040

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#1 from: Scott Cardone
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 8:31 AM

Sorry  for your loss  your family  is in our prayers

#2 from: Mark Kemp
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 1:28 PM

My prayers are with all of you. What a wonderful woman, this world will miss her.

#3 from: Joni Laughrey
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 1:56 PM

My heart is with you all.....love and prayers to all....
Joni Laughrey Hunt

#4 from: Joanie Walker Chapman & Tony Chapman
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 2:27 PM

Love & Prayers for her family. Genia, my friend,  remember happy memories and let those bring you through the pain of your loss.  God Bless you all.

#5 from: Virginia "Ginger" Chapman Wright
Kokomo IN USA
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 4:03 PM

I have many fond memories of Margaret when we lived next door.  She was a special lady who touched many lives.  

#6 from: Terry and Barb kemp
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 4:32 PM

We are so sorry for your loss..  Always enjoyed visiting with Margaret when I got eggs.  She sure knew how to cook

#7 from: penix family
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 5:28 PM

truly sorry for your loss of your family member prayers and thoughts are with you

                     the penix family

#8 from: Gail DeGood-Guy
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 7:51 PM

To Margaret Starks family.  I had the privilege of knowing your mom.  As Commander of the Richwood Area Veterans, it is our honor to provide military rites for her. May God bless you and we thank your mom for her service to our great country.

#9 from: Angela Phipps
Mt Victory
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 9:31 AM

my prayers are with all of you at this difficult time...to Weezie remember all those times you came into the pizza shop and all those steak subs made for ya....god bless all of you

#10 from: Judy Nickel
Richwood, OH
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 10:25 AM

So sorry for your loss of your beloved Mother.  It is so hard to lose our loved ones.  May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you peace, comfort, and strength.  Your Mom is now an angel in God's heavenly home.  God Bless!

#11 from: Ken & Debi Hamilton
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 10:57 AM

So sorry for your loss. She was a strong and great woman. She will be fondly remembered by us. She will be missed. Prayers to all the family.

#12 from: Madelon Uribe
Marion, Ohio
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 12:40 PM

You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother-in-law. May God be with you at this sad time.

#13 from: Pat Dean
4099 LaRue-Prospect Rd S. Prospect, Oh 43342
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 11:05 PM

Margaret was a women I admired.  We spent numerous afternoons visiting while the boys played.  Probably my girls were in the mix.  Margaret's world view was open, accepting, and loving!  All her children, foster children and  grand children can be proud to be part of her family.  You probably have many loving stories, be sure to share them, then laugh and cry together.  Please accept my condolences and prayers.  Pat Dean of York

#14 from: David and Nancy Wiley
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 2:06 PM

We want to express our sympathy to the family.   We are so sorry for your loss.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

#15 from: Stan and Jean Wedding
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 4:27 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Margaret was such a wonderful person and will be missed by us, as well. Your family is in our thoughts.

#16 from: Diana Asbury
Marysville Ohio
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 10:42 PM

Greg Steve & Sara We are so sorry for your loss. We are sending love & prayers and want you to know we are thinking of you. Diana Asbury David Speakman & Ashley(speakman)Hayes

#17 from: Gary Woodson
Galloway, Oh
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 10:59 PM

Sorry to hear about your loss. I have you all in my prayers. Gary Woodson

#18 from: Pat & Larry Krebehenne
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 8:15 AM

Our love and prayers are with your family.  What a wonderful woman she was.  Cherish all the great memories.
Pat and Larry Krebehenne

#19 from: Kim Flenoury
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 10:41 AM

Stark's Family,
Sorry for the loss you all have experienced this last week. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

#20 from: Kim Zacharias
Union County Sheriff's Office
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 11:10 AM

Your mom was a treasure.  I came to know her through our Senior Watch program.  She has held a special place in my heart and will forever.  I learned so much from her and think of her often.  She was very proud of her family, her service to our country and of her self-reliance.  Margaret was one of those rare people we meet on our journey in life who have a profound affect on everyone they meet.  My condolences to all of you for your loss but what a great addition to heaven.  I can just see her, opening her eyes, seeing Jesus, giving Him her brightest smile and a big hug!

#21 from: Eric and Raquel Thompson
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 11:18 AM

Words can not be say to make a hurting heart stop the pain, but find conford to know that we are there with you and we care.

#22 from: Cathy Brightwell Walters
Indianapolis, Indiana
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 10:25 PM

Praying for you all. She fought a good fight. Love to all.

#23 from: Rick & Faith Mount
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 7:11 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rick and Faith

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