Wilma Irene (Ratts) Starr

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Wilma Irene Starr of Nevada, Mo., passed away on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, at her home.

Wilma was born in Bates County on May 26, 1921, near Sprague, Mo., the daughter of Harvey Parker Ratts and D'ella "Querry" Ratts.

Her personality endeared her to all who knew her, a smile and compassion for everyone, young and old, a deep concern for humanity and lover of beauty in all things. Her most cherished hours during her life was spent enjoying the outdoors.

Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Starr; parents, Harvey and D'ella Ratts; brother, Harvey Ratts Jr.; sisters, Sue Ellen Ratts and Pauline R. Skaggs; stepson, Michael Starr; stepdaughter, Donna Kyle and husband, Hoyt Kyle; and sister-in-law, Addie Starr.

She is survived by nephew, Stephen Skaggs (Teresa) and family, Florida; and cousins, Marvin Querry (Diane) and family, Hume, Mo., Keith Querry (Sandra) and family, Independence, Mo., Tom Querry (Jolene) and family, Hume, Mo., and Sherly Querry Hinton (Junior) and family, Hume, Mo.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, with burial in the Green Lawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 10 a.m., Friday, until services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the McGennis Youth Center in care of Heuser Funeral Home.