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Helen Mae McCreary Starkman

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The Greatest Lady in the World is Called to Heaven Helen Mae McCreary Starkman, 93, of Lakeport, died in Sutter Medical Center Santa Rosa at 6:50 p.m. Saturday, December 21, 2013.Services will be held at 2 p.m. on January 2, 2014, at Chapel of the Lakes, 1625 North High Street, Lakeport, CA 95453. In honor of Helen, the family is asking that donations be made to: Silent Unity Unity World Headquarters 1901 NW Blue Parkway Unity Village, MO 64065 816-524-3550 Born in Tipton, Indiana, August 9, 1920, Helen was the youngest daughter of William and Sarah (Gough) McCreary. She was raised in Tipton and graduated with her Registered Nursing Degree from Saint Vincent's School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana. God had plans for Helen and her nursing degree. She became the grandest of nurses and brought joy, encouragement and healing to her patients for 47 years. While working as a nurse in Indiana she met and married Joseph Starkman. Joe was a patient of Helen's and it was true love. The couple had one child, a beautiful baby girl named Muriel Ann Starkman who they raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Immediate family include daughter, Muriel Ann Starkman Johnson of Lakeport, California; granddaughter, Aline Marie Kaprive of San Mateo, California; grandson-in-law, John Francis Kaprive; and great-granddaughter, Carly Ann Kaprive of San Mateo. Precious Gems: Helen was a devout woman of God, always kind and gentle, loved her family, brought comfort to her patients, and gave people hope, always modeled true and innermost goodness. When you met Helen she would welcome you and make you feel at ease. She was a bright, shining angel on earth who lit up a room with her smile and presence. For further information call Chapel of the Lakes at 263-0357 or 994-5611 or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com. Please share your memories by signing the guest book at www.legacy.com.
Published in Lake County Record-Bee from Dec. 31, 2013 to Jan. 6, 2014
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