Emily Starr
Emily Starr
  • September 17, 1928 - December 8, 2017
  • Bettendorf, Iowa

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Emily Starr, 89, of Davenport, Iowa, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Bettendorf Health Center. Cremation rites have been accorded. Inurnment will be at Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in Emily's name. Online condolences may be left at www.rungemortuary.com.

Emily was born September 17, 1928 in Missouri to Clarence Teel. She attended high school in Cresco, Iowa, where she was crowned homecoming queen. She married Jack Starr in 1947. They went on to enjoy 70 years of marriage. She spent her life caring for her husband and three children. Emily was completely devoted to her family. She enjoyed gardening, music, collecting frogs, and spending time with her loved ones. She will be remembered as a beautiful, loving, selfless person that always gave to others.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Jack; her children: Forrest "Butch" (Vicki) Starr, David Starr, and Lori (Gary) Lemburg; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Emily was preceded in death by her mother who passed away during child birth, her father, and an infant daughter, Julie.