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Helen Starnes

Jun 17 1925 - Mar 28 2009

Mrs. Helen Starnes, age 83, of McKinney, Texas passed away March 28, 2009, in Frisco, Texas. She was born on June 17, 1925, in Chambersville, Texas to Floyd and Ruby (Redden) Thompson. On November 30, 1942, she married Walter Howard “Curly” Starnes in McKinney. Mrs. Starnes worked for Collin County for over 41 years. She was appointed Deputy Clerk under Mr. James Webb on April 17, 1961. She served as Chief Deputy under Mr. Webb from December 1975 until May 1980. On April 4, 1981, Mrs. Starnes was elected County Clerk, where she served until her retirement on December 31, 2002. She was also a lifetime member of Chambersville United Methodist Church. She is survived by her son, Dicky Starnes and his wife, Sharon; grandson, Rowdy Starnes; and great grandchild, Brooklyn Starnes all of New Hope, Texas. Mrs. Starnes was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Curly; brother, Burl Thompson and sister, Margie Foust. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2009, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Dr. Danny Buster officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends for a visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
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