Carolyn D. (McMeekan) Starman
Carolyn D. (McMeekan) Starman, 79, of Alpha, was called to heaven, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. Services are 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Fippinger’s Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha. Burial is in the Alpha Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A memorial fund will be established and online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
Carolyn was born July 31, 1934 in Joy, Illinois to Ivan and Martha Edgar McMeekan. She attended the Sherrard Schools. Carolyn married Glenn Starman December 23, 1972 in Woodhull.
She was employed at Gale Products in Galesburg and then became a homemaker. Carolyn was a wonderful child care provider in Alpha for many years.
She was an active member of the Alpha American Legion Post 1197 Auxiliary and the Alpha Community Team. Carolyn enjoyed shopping, bird watching, baking and delivering her baked goods to many friends. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren and weight loss club friends.
Carolyn will be sadly missed and left to honor her memory are her husband: Glenn; four daughters: Connie Tapscott of Rock Island; Linda (John) Starofsky of Preemption; Lisa Long of Richmond Hill, GA; Laurie (Paul) Meyer of Alpha; one son: Ronald (Susie) Tapscott of Alpha; seven grandchildren, including Angie (Brad) Taflinger of Alpha, whom she raised; 11 great grandchildren; two brothers: Stanley McMeekan of Rock Island; Lane (JoAnn) McMeekan of Matherville; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a special cousin: Rachel.