Anna Mae Starr McGee

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Anna Mae Starr McGee, 88, Nevada, died Monday, July 11, 2011, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born July 23, 1922, in Hume, Mo., to Ralph Texada Hancock and Elizabeth Belle Alexander Hancock. She was married Aug. 19, 1942, to Allen LaVern Starr and he preceded her in death in 1987. She later married Martin Edward McGee on Oct. 7, 1992, and he preceded her in death in 1997.

Anna Mae was raised in Hume and graduated from the Hume High School. She lived in Rich Hill from 1942 to 1968, when she moved to Vernon County and lived on a farm south of Nevada for the remainder of her life. She was a member of the Moundville Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Sammy Whiteside and her husband, Larry, Neosho, Mo.; five grandchildren, Lori Baker and her husband, Chris, Nevada, Lisa Rainey and her husband, Billy, Nevada, Jason Black and his wife, Nicole, Carl Junction, Mo., Melanie Whittlesey and her husband, Michael, Granby, Mo., and Joshua Whiteside and his wife, Jennifer, Neosho, Mo.; and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Rosemary Anne Black; an infant son, Allen La Vern Starr Jr.; an infant daughter; one great-granddaughter, Olivia Rainey; one brother, Robert Hancock; and one sister, Margaurite Corners.

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m., on Saturday, July 23, at the Moundville Methodist Church, Moundville, Mo., with the Rev. Lynn Quist officiating.

Those who wish may contribute in her memory to either the Moundville Methodist Church, or Green Lawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada.

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