Verna Loy Starkey passed away at her home in Lenexa Monday morning, March 11, 2013. She was born on June 14, 1946 in Iola, Kansas the daughter of Verna Darlene and Lloyd Springston. She grew up in Humbolt, Kansas. She moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1965 where she met Henry, her future husband. They married in 1966 and moved to the Johnson County area in 1970 where they raised two boys, Aaron and Jason. Verna worked at Travelers Insurance Company for 30 years. She was a long time member of the Alpha Tau Master chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and the Blue Racer Ladies of the Abdallah Shrine.
Verna is preceded in death by her father. She leaves behind Henry Starkey of the home; two sons, Aaron with wife Suz Anne, and Jason with wife Molly, all of Olathe; mother, Verna Darlene Kaplan of Lenexa; sisters, Myrna Keplinger of Springfield, VA, and Debra Billups of Wimberly, TX; brother, Greg Springston of Shawnee; and 5 grandchildren.
Services will be held at Lenexa United Methodist Church on Thursday, March 14, at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to the Lenexa United Methodist Church or the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in St. Louis.