Myra J. Starkey

Wessington Springs

starkey obit 6    Myra J. Starkey, 66, of Wessington Springs, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Prairie View Healthcare Community in Woonsocket.
Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 24 at the First Methodist Church in Pierre. Visitation was Friday, Sept. 23 from 5-7 p.m. at the Basham Funeral Home in Wessington Springs with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Myra (Dolezal) Starkey was born Nov. 8, 1949, in Pierre to Frank and Lillian Dolezal. She lived her childhood years in the Draper area, and graduated from Draper High School in 1968.
She met Bill Mitchell while working at the Mary House, and they were married in October of 1970. He passed away in 1978. Myra then married Larry Starkey on July 22, 1978. Larry and Myra lived most of their married life in the Jerauld and Beadle county areas. She worked for many years as a certified nursing assistant at the Weskota Manor and at the Springs Inn until 2011. She moved to Prairie View Healthcare Community in July of 2012, due to a diagnosis of Alzheimers.
Myra enjoyed crocheting, sewing and bowling. She was involved in the Helping Hands Club for 30 years.
She is survived by her husband, Larry; her children, Terry (Amy) Starkey of Stover, Mo., Luke Starkey of Wessington Springs, and Laretta (Austin) McPeek of Mitchell; three grandchildren; her mother, Lillian Dolezal; sister, Jeanette Raymond; niece, Judy Mills; nephew, Sheldon Mills; and many special family and friends.
Myra was preceded in death by her father, Frank Dolezal; mother- and father-in-law, Delton and Pauline Starkey; and aunts and uncles.

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