Bernice L. Starcher, 96, of New Athens, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at the Harrison County Home. She was born November 13, 1925 in Georgetown, Ohio a daughter of the late Henderson and Mae Sargent Moore.
Bernice was a member of the House of the Shepherd in New Athens, Ohio. She enjoyed shopping, eating out and dancing.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Starcher in 2003; her daughter, Sharon Simmons in 2021; 6 sisters: Martha Moore, Mary Stewart, Mildred Gilmore, Pauline Swann, Thelma Love and Margaret Mercer; and a brother, John Duncan Moore.
Surviving are her son, Gregory Starcher of New Athens; a daughter, Jacqueline Starcher Rutan of Canton; 3 grandchildren who were the loves of her life: Brian Rutan of Midlothian, Texas, Brock (Alysann) Rutan of Waxahachie, Texas and Paul Starcher of Dunkirk, New York; her son-in-law, Richard Simmons of New Athens and her former son-in-law, Dave Rutan of New Philadelphia who both held a very special place in her heart; and a dear friend, Elta Mae Fletcher of New Athens, Ohio.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, December 21 from Noon until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home, Cadiz with Rev. Pete Tuchek officiating. Burial will follow at Olive Branch Cemetery, Harrisville, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to House of the Shepherd, PO Box 12, New Athens, Ohio 43981 or New Athens VFD, PO Box 65, New Athens, Ohio 43981.
The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland-barr.com.