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Helen 'Audrey' Starbuck

Reflector • Updated Nov 19, 2019 at 2:05 PM

WAKEMAN — Helen “Audrey” Starbuck, 83, of Wakeman, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at home after a long illness with leukemia.

She was born May 7, 1936, in Amherst, to Arthur P. Roth and Helen E. (Menz) Roth. She retired from Allen Memorial Hospital and had worked in the radiology department for many years.

Audrey was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Wakeman. She was a member of Reading Circle, a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi of Wakeman and a member of the Wakeman Caring Community Board for 25 years. She enjoyed the outdoors, horseback riding, animals, gardening, volunteering at her church, boating and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Donald A. Starbuck; children, Deborah Starbuck of Wakeman, Kathleen “Kitsy” (Steve) Noftz of Huron, and Donald A. (Jane) Starbuck Jr. of Graytown; three grandchildren, Ryan (Elizabeth) Noftz, Amanda (Luke) Kromer and Andrea Meinhold; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Elizabeth Ehrlich in 2017 and Iole Taylor in 2019.

Friends may call 3-6 p.m. Thursday Nov. 21, at Morman Funeral Home, 16 Cooper St., Wakeman, and from 10:30 a.m. Friday Nov. 22, until Mass at 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 46 E. Main St., Wakeman. Burial in the church cemetery will take place at a later date.

Condolences may be left at mormanfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church, the Huron County Humane Society or the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.

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