Freda Mae (Woodruff) Starkey, 90 of South Zanesville, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2022, while at Willow Haven Nursing Home, and under the care of Buckeye Hospice.
Freda was born in Sciotoville, Ohio, on December 17, 1931. She is the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Jacobs) Woodruff. Freda was a graduate of Corning High School, and she went on to work at Essex wire for 43 years as a molder, where she met the love of her life, Kenny. Freda and Kenny married and celebrated 66 years of marriage together before Kenny’s passing in 2018. Freda loved the color blue, to spend time caring for her flowers, and to spend time with her family.
Freda leaves behind to miss the wonderful person she was, her daughter, Elaine (Jan) Crawmer; her two grandsons, Chuck (Tracy) Rucker, and Craig (Amy) Starkey, her granddaughter, Beth (Brady) Stottsberry, who spent countless hours loving, laughing, hugging, and taking care of her grandma; her eight great-granddaughters, and one great-great-grandson; her siblings, Mary (Mark) Shaner, Maxine (Greg) Cable, and Bobb Woodruff; her many nieces, and nephews; her very special friend, Jean Tipton; and her furry companion, Susie.
In addition to her parents, Freda is preceded in death by her husband, Kenny Starkey, who passed away July 12, 2018; her son Gary J. Starkey; her three sisters, Dorothy Harvey, Betty Dew, and Helen Gordon; and her two brothers, Chuck Woodruff and Jim Woodruff.
The family would like to extend an extra-special thank you to Freda’s wonderful caretakers, Brenda Rasor, and Kathi Davis; Dottie Manning, for bringing Freda her favorite noodles; and Tracy Rucker for her amazing potato soup.
Visitations will be 11 am to 1 pm on Monday, April 11, 2022 at the Farus Funeral Home of Duncan Falls. Funeral Services will be at 1 pm with Rev. Terry Newman officiating. Freda will be laid to rest next to her husband in Duncan Falls Cemetery.