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Submitted by: T.D.
Services for Mrs. Florene Starnes (75) of Durant will be Wednesday December 30, 2009 at the First Baptist Church in Durant. Internment will follow at the Highland cemetery also in Durant. Family Hour will be Tuesday December 29, 2009 from 6-7 P.M. at the Coffey~Murray Funeral Home.
Florene Starnes was born in Tishomingo, Oklahoma on January 28,1934 to Edwin Alton and Irene (Smith) Kelly . Mrs. Starnes loved her family, her friends and her church. She enjoyed teaching youth girls Sunday School for nearly 20 years. Mrs. Starnes was blessed with lifelong and loyal friends she made over the years at Calvary Baptist and First Baptist Church. She opened and owned the local Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio in1970. Soon after, she became a member of the Durant Chamber of Commerce and local chapter of B&PW. She later expanded and added gifts to her cosmetic studio and was able to pursue her lifelong hobby of shopping and decorating. She truly enjoyed purchasing beautiful things, not just for her own home, but for her customer's homes as well.
Mr. and Mrs. Starnes had two children, five grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. She attended every football game, every choir concert and any other function where her family was represented. She formed an individual, unique relationship with each of her grand kids and great-grand kids. Each felt they were "Granna's favorite."
Mr. and Mrs. Starnes celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on Christmas Day. They celebrated with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; all of whom will remember her as a loving, sweet, kind Christian.
She is survived by Daughter Beverly Hill and Husband Bruce of Durant, Oklahoma Son Ronald Starnes of Durant, Oklahoma Grandaughters Melissa Hill Of Durant,Oklahoma, Michelle Hill of Coleman, Oklahoma, Krystle Harbert & husband Jeff of Frisco,Texas, Kayliegh Rambo & husband Sam of Frisco,Texas Grandson Jeff Hill of Tulsa,Oklahoma,Great Grandchildren Baylor Brown of Coleman, Oklahoma. Kinlee Hill of Durant,Oklahoma, Kevin Terrell of Coleman,Oklahoma, Cecilee Hill of Durant,Oklahoma, Cobyn Harbert of Frisco,Texas Sister Glenna Christman & husband Gene of Normal, Illinois. Mrs. Starnes was preceded in death by her Parents: Edwin & Irene Kelley and a Sister Jean Beal
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