William Alva Starkey

William “Bill” Starkey, 86, Blue Springs, MO passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, MO following a lengthy illness. Bill was born September 8, 1935 in Schell City, MO to Chester A. and Martha Ann (Alexander) Starkey. He was united in marriage to Glennise E. Germann on March 12, 1955 in Harwood, MO and she survives of the home.

Bill was raised in Schell City and graduated from Schell City High School in 1953. He attended business college a year before joining the FBI in 1954 where he worked until his retirement as the Office Services Manager in 1990.  At that time, he went to work for a neighbor in the carpet cleaning business for a number of years. He and Glennise came back to Glennise’ family farm near Harwood where they resided for 15 years before returning to Blue Springs in 2014.  Bill attended the Blue Springs Christian Church where he served as a deacon.

In addition to his wife Glennise, he is survived by two sons, Ron Starkey, Blue Springs, and Kevin Starkey (Kelly), Shawnee, KS; three grandchildren, Jason Starkey (Jenny), Springdale, AR, Ryan Starkey, Shawnee, KS, and Sam Starkey, Shawnee, KS; great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jim Starkey (Joyce), El Dorado Springs, MO, and Gene Starkey (Janet), El Dorado Springs, MO; daughter-in-law, Patricia Starkey, Lincoln, AR; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Kenneth Starkey.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at the Schell City Christian Church. Interment will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City.

Memorials are suggested to Green Lawn Cemetery Association c/o Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Schell City, MO.

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