Frances L. Starner, 83, of Big Prairie, died Sunday morning, Dec. 30, 2012, at Majora Lane Care Center in Millersburg, following an extended illness.
Graveside memorial services will be announced at a later date.
There will be no calling hours.
Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, is handling the arrangements.
Frances was born Oct. 1, 1929, in Coshocton County, a daughter of Harvey Dale and Elizabeth (Clowe) Matheny, and moved to Holmes County as a child.
She had served as president of Pomerene Hospital's auxiliary, Pink Ladies, for several years.
She leaves her children, Anita (Herb) Gray of Big Prairie, Rita (Chuck) Wilson of New Waterford, and Jim (Bonnie) Mellor of Dover. She is also survived by two sisters, Ruth Gray of Florida and Gertrude McVickers of Millersburg; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul B. Starner, in 1998; a daughter, Donna Hutton; a grandson, Craig Zuercher; four brothers, Willis Clowe, Samuel Matheny, Harvey Matheny and Welby Matheny; an infant brother; a sister, Mary Raymond, and her parents.
The family suggests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.