CORTLAND - Karen Lynn Starcher, 65, of Cortland, died at 6:51 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren after a short illness.
She was born on April 2, 1948, in Gassaway, W.Va., the daughter of the late Thural and Hazel Sears Morris.
Karen worked as a press operator for Sajar Plastics in Middlefield for 15 years.
She enjoyed her animals, crocheting and puzzles. But her greatest joy was being with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include her three children, Scott Gene (Jeney) Starcher of Cortland, James Paul (Jodi) Starcher of Cortland and Shelby Jean (William) Castle of Hartford; nine grandchildren, Ashley (Jacob) Paridon, Brandon Starcher, Andrea Castle, Brittany Starcher, Katie Starcher, Nathan Castle, Brianna Starcher, Baylie Starcher and James Starcher; and three great-grandchildren, Ashlynn, Peyton and Dominick Starcher. Also surviving are her siblings, Delford (Linda) Morris of Creston, Melba (Richard) Wenzel of Burbank, Ohio, and Betty (Bob) Harper of Mansfield; and her former husband of 27 years, Carl Starcher of Cortland.
Other than her parents, Karen was preceded in death by her brother, Elvin Morris.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland, where Pastor Rocci Harmon will celebrate Karen's life. Family and friends may visit at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Emailed condolences may be sent to www.shaferwinanschapel.com