ORANGE GROVE - Jean M. Starke, 81, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2007.

She was born March 5, 1926 in Center Point, Iowa. She was a member of St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Orange Grove. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Otto Starke.

Survivors include one son, Roger Starke of Orange Grove; three sisters, Helen Brown of Urbana, Iowa, Marge Bietz of Marion, Iowa, and Lois Hawkins of North Little Rock, Ark.; and two brothers, Dick Matheny and Bob Matheny of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2007 at Dobie Funeral Home Chapel in Mathis. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, November 19, 2007 at St. John of the Cross Catholic Cemetery in Orange Grove.

Dobie Funeral Home of Mathis in charge of arrangements.