Notes on Denver R. Starcher

Denver R. Starcher was born January 20, 1924 at the family home on Daniels Run, Calhoun County WV.

He married Leah Justine Nitz March 7, 1942. Leah was the daughter of Judson and Voda Nitz. An image of their marriage certificate is available AT THIS LINK. Denver and Leah had one daughter, Loretta Starcher (Hinkle).

Denver later married Gwendolyn L. "Sally" Poole. Children of Denver and Sally include Denver Jr and Victor Starcher, David Starcher.

Obituary taken from the HurHerald

Denver R. Starcher, 83, of Hickman Road, Sistersville, W.Va., died May 23, 2007, at Genesis Health and Rehabilitation in McConnelsville, Ohio.

He was born Jan. 20, 1924, in Millstone, W.Va., a son of the late Allen Brown Starcher and Icie May DeVol.

He was former owner of D.R. Starcher and Sons Furniture Store in New Martinsville, a World War II Navy veteran, member of the First Baptist Church of Sistersville, VFW Post 6327 of Sistersville, Middlebourne Lodge 34 AF&AM and Nemesis Shrine Temple.

He is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn L. “Sally” Poole Starcher; sons, David Starcher and Denver (Debbie) Starcher, both of Sistersville; daughter, Loretta Ann (Larry) Hinkle of Akron, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Terry Starcher of Sistersville; grandchildren, Vikki, Mendy, Scott, Amy, Sarah, Stefanie, Susie, Larance and Lendon; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Starcher of Charlotte, N.C.; and sisters, Nina Boatwright of Norton, Ohio, and Justine Miller of Spencer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Victor C. Starcher in 2001; brothers, Melvin, Delbert, Aldine, Victor, Vere and Ray Starcher; and sisters, Opal Nitz, Beulah Burden and Pauline Starcher.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with the Rev. William Williamson officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

STARCHER, Gwendolyn L. "Sally", 84, of Sistersville, WV, died Saturday morning, December 21, 2013, at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, WV. She was born October 21, 1929, in Sistersville, the daughter of the late Donald E. Poole and Opal May Christian Poole..

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Starcher; son, Victor Starcher II; and sister, Marcella Ann Nichols..

Sally was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be missed by all. She was a member of Sistersville First Baptist Church..

Sally is survived by her sons, David (Sharon) Starcher of Sistersville, WV, and Denver (Debbie) Starcher of Knoxville, TN; daughter-in-law, Teresa âTerriã Starcher of Sistersville; seven grandchildren, Victoria (Craig) Card, Amy (Brandon) Thompson, Medena Starcher, Scott Starcher, Sarah (Casey) Lamm, Stefanie (Jason) Suter, and Suzanne (Justin) Nichols; twelve great-grandchildren; brothers, Bill Poole of Elyria, Ohio, and John Poole of Independence, KY; two sisters, Donna Jean Lesher of Elyria, Ohio, and Marjorie June Gibson of Barboursville, WV..

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, December 24, at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, WV, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Bill Williamson officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville, WV..


Denver Starcher, WWII



Denver and Sally Starcher



Uncle Den and granddaughter

References

HurHerald, edited by Bob Weaver
       Denver Starcher obituary

West Virginia Division of Culture and History
       Vital Research Records

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