OBITUARY

Barbara A. Starrett

July 10, 1926January 19, 2021
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Barbara Ann Starrett, age 94, of Inkster, Michigan passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Barbara was born in Detroit, Michigan July 10, 1926 to the late Joseph and Mary Tardiff.

Beloved wife for 56 wonderful years to the late Francis. Loving mother of Nancy (Robert) Platter, Elaine Starrett, and Mary (Brad) Reynolds. Cherished grandmother of Trisha (Fidell), Pamela, Angela (John), Cynthia (Jeff), Thomas (Lauren), Kimberly (Ian), and great grandmother of Jourdin, Taylor, Makenzie, John, Brendan, Madison, Brett, Emma, Michael, Julia, Micah, Noa, and Theodore. Dearest sister of the late Bernadine and Donna.

Barbara was an amazing example of how to be a loving, strong, gentle, hard working Wife and Mom. Barbara's love of family was the center of her life and for that her family will be forever grateful.

Visitation Sunday, January 24, 2021 from 5pm-9pm (Rosary 7pm)at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, Livonia. The Funeral Mass is Monday, January 25, 2021 at 10am (In State 9:30am) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Farmington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are appreciated to Angela Hospice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.HarryjWillLivonia.com for the Starrett family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 24, 2021

  • Rosary

    Sunday, January 24, 2021

  • In state

    Monday, January 25, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, January 25, 2021

Memories

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Robert and Joanna Gootee

January 24, 2021

I remember Aunt Barbara telling Bob and me about her cruise travels and how much she loved it, and how many cruises she took. Bob recalls at an early age Aunt Barbara burning rubber in her Pontiac Bonneville when she left their house.
Bobby and Denny would ask her to "burn rubber" and she would.

Angela Jaaska

January 23, 2021

Family is a group of people bound by love for one another. My grandma was a beautiful, loving, caring person who was devoted to her family. I feel so blessed to have had my grandma in my life and I cherish all the family gatherings, birthdays, and holidays we have celebrated together each year. I have always enjoyed my time with Grandma Starrett and will miss our talks about family and life. I love you always Grandma!!

Thomas Reynolds

January 23, 2021

Grandma Starrett was such a great model of what a person should be. She was strong, which we can see from all of the hardships she fought through from the passing of Grandpa in 2001 and living without him for all these years to her battles with cancer. She was so caring and raised her family so well. We always had a special bond whenever I went over to do a bit of yard work for her or shovel her driveway. I did want to help with the work, but I also just wanted to see Grandma and talk to her about the small things over a pop (soda for non midwesterners), just the two of us. She can now be with Grandpa, which is where she was always meant to be. I will miss her so much. Much love to my mom, Aunt Elaine, and Aunt Nancy; we appreciate how you took care of Grandma these past many years and showed her so much love.

trisha cashero

January 22, 2021

We lost an adorable, amazing, caring, gentle woman.....my grandma. ๐ŸฅฐGod has gained another angel. She can now Rest In Peace with our grandpa that we lost 19 years ago. She lived a wonderful life raising her three daughters and being surrounded by a big family that loved her and took care of her these last couple years when she could not live alone. ๐Ÿ˜ŒI am grateful to have spent so many Tuesdayโ€™s after school (before COVID) spending quality time with her. She loved to talk. She loved to gamble too. ๐Ÿ˜ŠShe will be missed by all of us. Love you grandma. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’—

Becky & Ruth Adkins

January 22, 2021

We had so much fun since moving back to Michigan with Mrs. Starrett. Our Saturday trips to MGM and having dinner together and going out to eat (when life was not so complicated) and visiting with her at Elaine's house just talking. She so loved her family and it showed in everything she did and said. I will miss her asking us if we have been to the casino and if we won. We are grateful for her faith as we know she is in a better place and with loved ones she has been asking about. Love to Elaine, Mary and Nancy in this difficult time.

shanta brown

January 22, 2021

Joni Frizzell

January 21, 2021

Rest In Peace Aunt Barbara. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
Love Jim, Joni & Ashley

Tim Gootee

January 21, 2021

Amanda Bavol

January 21, 2021

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