Helen Edith Starkey

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mrs. Helen Edith Starkey, 86, of Mountain Home passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home in Mountain Home. She was born October 27, 1927 in Springfield, Missouri to Neil and Violet Edith (Noe) McLean. Mrs. Starkey married Howard Clay Starkey, Jr. on August 15, 1946 in Harrison, Arkansas.

Helen worked at Allied Telephone Company while a resident of Berryville, Arkansas. In 1968 she was employed by Mountain Home Telephone Company. Helen retired in 1985 after ten years with Century Telephone Company. Helen was a former resident of Gassville, Arkansas until June 2012 when she and Howard moved into Good Samaritan Assisted Living. In June, 2014, they moved into Good Samaritan Skilled Care.

Mrs. Helen Starkey is survived by her husband of 68 years, Howard Clay Starkey, Jr. of Mountain Home, three sons; David Starkey (April) of Mountain Home, Doug Starkey (Tammy) of Mountain Home, Steve Starkey (Casey) of Mountain Home, two daughters; Cynthia McKinney (Earl Jr.) of Berryville, Arkansas, Janet K. Linn (Gary) of Bethalto, Illinois, one sister, Kathy Spyra (John) of Wichita Falls, Texas, thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren and five nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Neil McLean .

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Eastside Baptist Church.

Visitation will be 1:00PM, Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the Roller Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 PM with Brother Gordon Barton officiating. Burial will be in Baxter Memorial Gardens. Visit our online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com