Carolyn A. Starr, 84

Carolyn Alva (Malone) Starr went home to her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 8, 2024, after an extended illness. She was 84 years old. Carolyn was born on October 4, 1939, the third child of Clarence and Clarice (Mercer) Malone of Montpelier, Ohio. She was a graduate of Montpelier High School class of 1957. On April 12, 1959, Carolyn married Lyle Starr. Their first home was in Defiance, Ohio, before moving to Bedford and Oolitic, Indiana and then to Vienna, Virginia. Carolyn and Lyle retired to Vermont and after 24 years moved to Henryville, Indiana in 2020. In Virginia she worked as a stenographer and was one of the first Word Processing Managers for TRW. She then started her own business, Carlyle Word Processing, Inc supporting Federal Contractors. In Vermont, she turned a hobby making baskets and teddy bears into a successful business with husband Lyle, retiring in 2018. She was a member of the Graceland Baptist Church of New Albany, Indiana. She loved travelling with her family, visiting all 50 states, and many countries around the world. She was a private and faithful person, praying daily for family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Lyle and two children – Kevin (Elizabeth) Starr of Land O’ Lakes, FL; Lyle (Nancy) Starr II of Henryville, IN; three grandchildren – Kristen (Matt) Campbell, Justin (Hannah) Starr, and Adam Starr; two great grandchildren – Sydney and Connor Campbell; brothers-in-law – Keith Hancock, Darrell (Vivian) Starr, Randy (Shirley) Starr; sister-in-law – Nancy (Jim) Wilkinson; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother in infancy – Richard, four sisters – Donna Smith, Alice Hancock, Audrey Fast, Margaret Beck; and three brothers-in-law – Roger Smith, Dan Fast, and Lawrence Beck.

She loved all her family and especially delighted in all their accomplishments, always encouraging and supportive. She was an accomplished basket and teddy bear maker. She loved playing card and board games as well as sports including bowling, golf, tennis, skiing, and snowmobiling.

The family will receive family and friends at a visitation at the Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan, Ohio, on Friday, April 19, 2024 from 4:00 until 6:00pm. The funeral service will be at the Krill Funeral Home at 10:00am Saturday, April 20th with Pastor John MacFarlane officiating and followed by interment at the Shiffler Cemetery in Bryan, Ohio.

The family requests that instead of flowers, memorial gifts be directed to American Cancer Society and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Service Schedule


Friday, April 19, 2024

4:00 – 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Krill Funeral Service – Bryan

860 W Mulberry St, Bryan, OH 43506

Funeral Service

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Krill Funeral Service – Bryan

860 W Mulberry St, Bryan, OH 43506

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