JEAN R. STARKEY, 85, of New Haven, passed into the arms of Jesus on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at her home. Born in Bayonne, N.J., she was the daughter of the late John and Isabella Calder. She was a member of New Haven United Methodist Church. In her early years, she had been a typist for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio. She retired in 1997 after 20 years with K-Mart on Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne. She is survived by her daughters, Susan (Frank) Ladig of New Haven and Laura (Joe) Mowery of Seminole, Fla.; son, Robert Starkey of Fort Wayne; brother, Robert (Dorothy) Calder of Barberton, Ohio; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, John “Bill” Starkey, in 2010. Funeral service is 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at New Haven United Methodist Church, 630 E. Lincoln Hwy., New Haven, with calling from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pastor Rick Taylor officiating. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Arrangements by E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New Haven.

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