Betty June Starkey
Betty June Starkey
  • September 1, 1927 - December 2, 2017
  • Mansfield, Texas

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Betty June Starkey

Our much loved Betty, passed on Saturday, December 2, 2017 in Mansfield, TX she was 90 years old. A private family burial will be held on Thursday, December 7th at 1:00 pm at the Killeen Memorial Park.

Betty, daughter of Irene Chapman Rhodes and Denver Carrigan, was born on September 1, 1927 in Alton, IL where she was raised and educated.

Betty retired as a Voters Registration Officer for the Department of Voters Registration with the State of Florida, she took great pride in her work and loved her co-workers. She served, at home, for 22 years alongside her husband, Chief Petty Officer Ernest M. "Bud" Starkey, retired U. S. Navy. She was a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a compassionate volunteer for the Red Cross of America and Food Bank of Killeen. She loved to dance at the local VFW in Harker Heights with her friends.

She is predeceased by Ernest M. "Bud" Starkey who was her high-school sweetheart and husband of 53 years, and by her adored grandson "Timbo" - Timothy Alan Starkey II, and by her mother, father, brothers - Jack Carrigan and Howard Carrigan, and sister - Virginia Peregory.

Betty is survived by her loving children, Michael David Starkey and wife Dianna, Virginia Beach, VA;,SuAnne Thompson and husband Joe, Valdese, NC; Steven Scott Starkey and wife Carol, Bruce, MS; and Timothy Alan Starkey and wife Carol, Midlothian, TX; She also leaves behind five loving grandchildren, John Charlet, Jessica Starkey Forsythe, Earnest David Allen Starkey, Brandy Starkey Ware, Sean Starkey, and Tyler Starkey; eleven great-grandchildren; niece - Carol Gaye Carn; plus numerous nieces and nephews; and countless friends.

Betty had a full and wonderful life, and we will miss her dearly.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society or your local food bank.