Obituary for Betty L. Starbuck Clark


Betty L. Starbuck Clark

Betty L. Starbuck Clark, 86 of Warsaw, Indiana passed away at 4:42 pm Saturday, December 29, 2012 in Gardens at Lake City, Warsaw, Indiana.

She was born on March 4, 1926 in Kosciusko County to Merle and Louise (Ulsberger) Keplinger. On October 27, 1945 she married Jimmie J. Starbuck who preceded her in death on August 16, 1984. On November 21, 1987 she married Jack M. Clark who preceded her in death on September 8, 2005.

A lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, she was a homemaker most of her life. She loved sharing her flag bookmarks she made with the Warsaw Public Library, Lincoln School, Presbyterian Pre-School, Lake City Bank, Warsaw Police and Fire Departments and the Beauty Shop.

She loved her daughters and grandchildren and most of all the great-great grandchildren. She loved watching them play and laugh and was always impressed with how smart they were at such a young age.

Surviving are two daughters: Cindy (and spouse Tom) Hale, Clayton, IN. and Deb Starbuck, Warsaw, IN.; one granddaughter, Angie Shafer; two great grandchildren, Melissa Thompson and Derek Shafer; three great-great grandchildren, Xander, Camden and Jocelynn; two sisters, Joan Castle, Pierceton and Jeanette (and spouse Leroy) Eytcheson, Peotone, IL. She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Norma Johnson, Geraldine Peterson, Helen Pollock and Mildred Keplinger; four brothers, Melvin, Irvin, Richard and Fred Keplinger and one grandson, Tim Heaton.

Services will be at 1:30 pm on Thursday, January 3, 2012 at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw with Chaplain Tom Everett officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.

Visitation will be from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Thursday, January 3, 2012 at the funeral chapel.

Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice, P.O. Box 621, Rochester, Indiana 46975.



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