Dorothy L. Starr, 79, a lifetime resident of Plymouth, peacefully passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2023 in her home. Born on August 13, 1943, she was the daughter of Leonard and Catherine (Biggins) Cox.
She attended Plymouth High School, graduating with the class of 1961. On June 30, 1962 she married Larry at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, and they just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Dorothy attended Ancilla College before transferring to Indiana University in South Bend and where she would earn her Bachelor’s Degree in education in 1989. Dorothy became a real estate agent in 1977, and eventually became a broker and the proud owner of Starr Realty.
Dorothy showed a deep and genuine concern for others, and she enjoyed spending time with senior citizens. She fully enjoyed family gatherings and Christmas was her favorite holiday. Dorothy insisted on cooking from scratch and provided her family with delicious country cooking. She was an accomplished gardener who meticulously cared for her flowers. A talented hand quilter, she made amazing gifts that are treasured by her family.
Dorothy enjoyed fishing, morel mushroom hunting, collecting depression glassware, attending auctions and shopping for bargains. She was a lover of all animals, but was particularly proud of her rescued dogs. Most importantly she adored her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband Larry of Plymouth; son Timothy (Connie) Starr; daughter Krista (Toby) Darkins of Loveland, OH; brother Harold (Sherry) Cox of Plymouth; sisters: Marilyn Justice of Tuscon, AZ; Marie (Dennis) Cannan of Leesburg, FL; sisters-in-law Janice (Don) Sischo of Monterey, IN; Wanda (Dave-deceased) Barlag of Brunswick, ME, brother-in-law Glenn (Linda) Starr of Plymouth, IN, grandchildren: T.J., Jessica, Lindsay, Nathan, Keenan as well as several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 11-1 pm at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. Funeral services will immediately follow with Pastor Chuck Krieg officiating. Burial will take place in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
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Memorial contributions can be made to the Marshall County Humane Society, 11165 13th Rd. Plymouth, IN 46563 or to the Marian University Ancilla College Scholarship Fund, 20097 9B Road, Plymouth, IN 46563 or you may give online at www.marian.edu/givetoancilla.
Mark Cheryl Berger says
So sorry for your loss♥️
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder says
Dorothy was a sweet and caring lady, who was so kind to others. She loved her family.
We send you our love.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder
Ed Barcus says
So sorry to read of Dorothy’s passing. You are in my thoughts.
Marianne DePoy says
Such fond memories of Dorothy. She loved helping people and was a true gem. She will be greatly missed.
Janet Metsker Smith says
The PHS class will remember Dorothy as a good friend always with a smile. Enjoyed our many visits with Dorothy at reunions. Our prayers are with the family.
Janet and PHS friends.
Bob & Donna Taber Whitmer says
So sorry to see that Dorothy passed. Sending condolences and prayers…
I’m so very sorry for your loss.
Debra & David Beach says
We have had the privilege of being friends with Dorothy (and Larry) for many years. Early on, we were fellow students, with Dorothy, looking to improve our resumes by attending Ancilla College. Over the years, we had many shared experiences including: involvement in local political activities, the joy of being parents, building a new home in the same subdivision and taking a trip together to enjoy Indiana’s bed and breakfast adventures (Larry, you know what we mean). Dorothy always took a sincere interest in her community and doing her part to make and keep the Plymouth area amongst the best places to live in the country. Dorothy was involved in real estate for many years and really was in the forefront of the modern women’s movement. She was many things to many people, based on her lifetime tenure in the community, including: wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, business owner, committee member, cook, planner and ball room dancer. Yes, that’s right! At one point in time, Dorothy hosted ball room dancing lessons in her home on Hillside Drive (Cha-Cha-Cha anyone?). Dorothy was great friend and a well-rounded individual, whose sense of humor and mischievous side always came through when you needed it the most.
Keep dancing Dorothy, . . . we look forward to seeing you on the dancefloor of your afterlife. We will miss you greatly!
Debra & David Beach
Karen & Dave says
Dear Krista and family,
We’re sorry for your loss. God bless your family as you celebrate your mom’s life.
Luis Rivera-Velez says
On behalf of the GE-Marine family, please accept our most sincere condolences on your loss
Andrew Sporner says
Dear Larry, Tim and Family,
Very sorry to learn of her death. My first recollection of her was when she and Tim were mushroom hunting at our property. Be assured of my prayers for your family during this difficult time!
Ken Shilt says
Larry and Family,
I’m very sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. She was so kind each month when I would stop by to collect for my paper route. May your warm memories bring you comfort. ❤🙏