BUCKHANNON — Eloise Virginia Starkey, 98, formerly of Buckhannon, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at her home in Nutter Fork. She was born March 18, 1914 in McCoole, Md., a daughter of the late Charles Edward and Ella Biser Thorpe. On Feb. 7, 1936 she married Amos Garland Starkey, who preceded her in death on May 18, 1978. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her stepmother, Nan Hamilton Thorpe; three sisters, Florine Thorpe, Charlotte Russell and Evelyn Cherry; one brother, Oscar Thorpe and one half-sister, Wanda Thorpe.
She is survived by one special son, Dennis Ray Starkey of Nutter Fort; one daughter, Sandra “Tookie” Moscar and husband Teddy of Nutter Fort; one granddaughter, Michelle Bennett of Lumberport; two grandsons, Teddy Moscar II of Stems, N.C. and Shawn Moscar of Clarksburg; five great-granddaughters, Brandy Bell of Bridgeport, Kara Augone of Richmond, Va., Lauren Moscar of Orlando, Fla., Laken Thomas and Dusty Moscar both of Clarksburg; two great-grandsons, Matthew Moscar of Stems and Jenson Moscar of Clarksburg; two great great-granddaughters, Olivia Bell of Bridgeport and Kyri Thomas of Clarksburg; one great-great grandson, Andrew Bell of Bridgeport.
Mrs. Starkey worked for the Upshur Co. Board of Education as a cook. She attended the West Buckhannon United Methodist Church in Buckhannon.
Friends were received Tuesday, Feb.19, 2013 from 3-8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Wease Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Hampton Cemetery in Hampton. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.