June passed away Thursday, December 23, 2021, surrounded by her family, at Stanford Lodge in Plainwell.
The daughter of Earl and Letha (Taggart) Garton, June was born August 25, 1924 in Allegan. For many years she worked as an inspector at Parker Hannifin until her retirement in 1986. June enjoyed camping, music, dancing and golf. Family was very special and important to June. She loved attending all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s games, plays, band concerts and parties.
June was a member of the First Congregational Church of Otsego. She was a Cub Scout leader when her boys were young and a hospice volunteer for many years. On June 18, 1942 she married Medford Starr who passed away in 2006.
Surviving are her sons, Norman (Nancy) Starr and Medford (Sally) Starr both of Otsego; grandchildren, Jana Starr, Kishella (Dave) Roelof, David (Cheryl) Starr; Cherie (George) Owens, Natalie (Troy) Wolhuis, Todd (Anna) Starr, Mike (Melissa) Blackwell; great-grandchildren, Tyler (Brittany), Justin and Jacob Starr, Delaney and Madie Starr, Trevor (Allie), Ty (Kamery) and Trenton Wolhuis, Montana, Trae and Cheyton Blackwell, Kelsey (Jeremy) Bohl and Jordan (Sarah) Owens; 3 great-great-grandchildren, Phoenix, Kennedi and Emmy; sister, Letha (Nick) Cary; step-sisters, Judy Dee and Lorene Lemson along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Thelma (Clifford) Vickery; brother, Earl “Pete” (Margie) Garton; step-father, Gerald Helmer; brother-in-law, Paul (Dorothy) Starr and sisters-in-law, Marjorie (August) Luttrell, Winifred (Wilbur) Roberts, Pauline (Russell) Jimerson and Barbara (Mondo) Bartz.
According to her wishes cremation has taken place.
Friends may visit with June’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at the First Congregational Church of Otsego, until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 A.M.
Private family burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.
June would like to give special thanks to her family for their loving care and to her many friends who have seen her through the good and the bad time.
Contributions in memory of June may be made to First Congregational Church of Otsego or Wings of Hope Hospice.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.