Mrs. Annie SchislerStarken,
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
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 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 this evening.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Edgar Alldredge
and Mrs. David A. Alldredge, Mt.Vernon, and Mrs. Jack Emmick,
Park, Mich; two sons, John A Starken,
Oliver, and Chris Starken, Newburgh; three grandchildren and five great
grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Toby Hausmann, Marrstownship. 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 Marrstownship, a daughter of John
B. Schisler and Elizabeth KueberSchisler.
She and her husband had resided for more than 60 years at their
home on the Lower
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.