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Aug 30, 1955


Mrs. Annie Schisler Starken, 88 years old last March 1, whose long active life had reflect devotion to her family and a sympathetic interest in humanity in general, died at 8:40 o'clock Monday (29 Aug 1955) night at the Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.


Mrs. Starken's death severed marital bonds of 68 years.  John E. Starken, the husband, a prominent retired farmer, will be 93 years old on the coming Saturday.


Physically active and mentally alert despite her advanced years, the deceased had been ill only since last Wednesday.


The body of Mrs. Starken is at the Short Niehaus Funeral Home and will remain there until the funeral service wet for 10 a.m. Thursday in the Short chapel.  Rev. August E. Binder, pastor of Trinity Evangelical and Reformed Church, of which the deceased had been a member for many years, will conduct the service, assisted by Rev. Arthur Blackburn, a retired Posey county minister.  Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.


Friends may call at the funeral home chapel after 6 o'clock this evening.


Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Edgar Alldredge and Mrs. David A. Alldredge, Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Jack Emmick, Oak Park, Mich; two sons, John A Starken, Oliver, and Chris Starken, Newburgh; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Toby Hausmann, Marrs township.  A son, Alfred, died at the age of 16 years.  A grandson, Jack Alldredge, was a Gold Star of World War II.


Mrs. Starken was a native of Marrs township, a daughter of John B. Schisler and Elizabeth Kueber Schisler.


She and her husband had resided for more than 60 years at their home on the Lower New Harmony road three miles from Mt. Vernon.  Their genial personalities had made their home a hospitality center.


A member of the Evangelical and Reformed Church since girlhood, the deceased was a member of the Ladies Aid Society of Trinity Church for many years and at one time was president of the Aid.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers