Claudia Jean Starcher

February 8, 1935February 17, 2014
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Claudia Jean Starcher, of Fairborn, Ohio passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, February 17, 2014. The daughter of Elvin and Irene Ashley, she was born on February 8, 1935, in Swandale, West Virginia. Claudia graduated from Widen High School in 1952 and Charleston Hospital School of Nursing in 1956. She was married on June 20, 1956 to the love of her life and husband of fifty seven years, Jack D. Starcher. As a United States Air Force wife, Claudia had the opportunity to live in Germany, England, Georgia, and Florida, before settling in Fairborn, where she and Jack chose to raise their family. Claudia was a long-time member of Maple Heights Baptist Church in Fairborn. She was employed by the Fairborn City Schools for twenty-two years as a school nurse at East Elementary School. As her children went through high school, Claudia was known as an avid supporter of the Fairborn Park Hills Viking Guard for whom she helped make band, drill team, and field commander uniforms. She was an avid camper and loved to fish. She was preceded in death by her parents Elvin and Irene Ashley, her brother Emil Dean Ashley, and her son, Stephen "Doug" Starcher. She leaves behind her loving husband, Jack; her son, Roger and his Life Partner Jim Scarpino, of Smithville, Missouri; her daughter and son-in-law, Teri and Rod Gough of New Carlisle, Ohio; her grandchildren, Aaron and Hannah Gough, Jessi Gough, Gracie Gough, Cody and Shelby Starcher, and Colin Starcher, several great-grandchildren, and her much loved poodle Kalli. Claudia will be remembered as a wonderful wife, a loving mother, grandmother, and dear friend. Friends may call at Burcham Jennings Funeral Home, 119 E. Main Street, Fairborn, Ohio on Friday Feb 21, 2014 from 4:00PM-6:00PM with services following at 6:00PM with Pastor Chris Tannreuther officiating. Graveside Services will be Monday 2/24/14 at 2:00 at Walnut Grove, Strange Creek, WV. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to 4 Paws For Ability, 253 Dayton Ave., Xenia, Ohio 45385 email: Phone: (937) 768-9098 Online condolences can be made to the family at


  • Visitation Friday, February 21, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 21, 2014

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Stacy King-Frisbie

August 8, 2014

Jack, Roger and Teri - this is very late, but we just found out about your loss. I remember Jean from when I was a little girl. I remember all of you. We are so sorry, you are all in our prayers. Daddy is trying to locate Jack. Again, know how sorry we all are. Love, Stacy (King) Frisbie

February 25, 2014

Please accept our deepest sympathy. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers and thought.
Sincerely, Bob and Dottie D'Epiro

The Engle Family

February 21, 2014

So sorry for your loss, prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

Kathryn Gardner DePew

February 20, 2014

To Jsck, Terri, and Roger
Although I can't be with you as you remember Claudia, please know that you are all in my thoughts. I was lucky to have known Claudia while I was at East and through her got to meet all of you. It was always fun spending time at your home. My deepest sympathies.

Tilly Potter

February 20, 2014

Roger and Family I am so sorry I am keeping you all in my prayers and I am so glad I was able to meet your family and help take care of Claudia it was a pleasure to get to know you all I came to love everyone...Thank you for letting me be there and to be with your great family

Tilly Potter

February 20, 2014

Roger and Terri And Family I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad I got to meet your family and help take Claudia. I came to love you all...

Traci Wright

February 20, 2014

Roger, It was an honor to be able to be apart of your Mom's life! I am sorry for your loss and if there is anything you need let me know. Praying for you and your family

Sharyn Dyett

February 19, 2014

There are no words to describe how sorry I am for your loss. Just know that my arms are wrapped around you during this time of loss. I love you dear friend.

With caring thoughts,

Leslie Hurst

February 19, 2014

Roger and family,

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Leslie Sloan Hurst

Rita Humbarger

February 19, 2014

Sorry for your loss. Carrying your love with me. Prayers and heartfelt sympathy to all the family.