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Esther Starks, 89, of Midland, passed away on June 11, 2020 at her home. She was born in Ashland, Montana to the late Charlie and Clara (Oldbull) Bigheadman on March 6, 1931. On September 21, 1963 she married Ralph Starks, Jr and they shared 54 years together before he predeceased her on December 12, 2017.

Esther enjoyed watching Nascar and golf.

Esther is survived by brothers Jack and Teater Varner, her sister-in-law Polly Prince and many friends.

Esther was predeceased by her children, Donna, RocksAnn and Midge.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, June 15, 2020 at Lee Township Cemetery with Pastor Steve Gulick of Floyd Church of God officiating.

A big thank you to Meals on Wheels of Greendale.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the family in her name.

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Starks family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Hope St. John

    13 June 2020 5 months ago

    I’m going to miss her.. She always told me I look like my Grandma Judy and she loved my grandma Judy.. One of my biggest regrets is not visiting her more often.. I love you Aunt Ester.. May you rest in peace and enjoy being with Uncle pooch again.

  2. Beverly Linto

    13 June 2020 5 months ago

    So Sorry for your loss, Aunt Esther you was a wonderful lady, you are know with uncle pooth, RIP, you will be miss alway, love you

  3. anita Bass

    13 June 2020 5 months ago

    Esther is now with the love of her life, she always had a smile, and story to tell you when she was working, you could always see Pooch and Esther going for a ride in their car , they were always together….she will be missed

    George and Anita Bass

  4. John and Bunny Bovee

    12 June 2020 5 months ago

    So sorry Bunny and John.

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