Petal A. Beebe age 86 of Sedalia, died Nov. 26, 2008 at her home.
She was born March 13, 1922 in Surrey, England daughter of Edward Albert and Clara Griffiths Mann.
She was married to Carl Starke and then to Arthur Beebe and they both preceded her in death.
She became a performer at age 12. She joined the ENSA which was British equivalent of the USO. She came to America in January of 1945, and became a citizen on Nov. 10, 1947. She was proud to be a American and was interested in politics. She enjoyed visiting with her British friends here in America. She loved writing and was a published poet. She was a member of the Transatlantic Brides and Parents Association. She was also a member of the Republican Committee. She was always willing to help those she could. She appreciated all living things and was a good listener.
She is survived by two sons; Gary Starke and his wife Marilyn of Columbia. John Starke and his wife Kimm of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, three grandchildren; Derek Starke, Ariel Starke, Jonathon Starke.
At her request there will be no services. The family suggest memorials to the Sedalia Animal Shelter in care of Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral Home.