Mrs. Virginia Wilson "Rose" Starke

04/13/1937 - 08/24/2020


Mrs. Virginia “Rose” Starke, age 83 of La Crosse, VA, died Monday, August 24, 2020 at VCU Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill. Mrs. Starke was a retired school cafeteria manager for La Crosse Elementary School. Mrs. Starke also dedicated much of her time through volunteering at Sally and Sonny’s Florist, Archie’s Florist and CMH Hospice. Mrs. Starke is survived by her two children: Dudley Starke and his wife Cathy of Fayettville and Donna Conner and her husband Clarence of Baskerville, Virginia; her son-in-law, Jerry S. Glasscock; her five grandchildren: Christopher Starke and his wife Crystal, Amanda Starke Guerrero, Tiffany Hedgepeth and her husband Bill, Katie Conner and her companion Rob, Alex Starke Purches and her husband Chris and her eleven great-grandchildren: Ava Starke, Emily Starke, Owen Starke, Ayden Guerrero, Madison Guerrero, Lillian Guerrero, Charlotte Guerrero, Nicolas Hedgepeth, Destiny Hedgepeth, Ayden Brogden and Chloe Brogden. Mrs Starke was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Lee Starke, Jr.; her son, Dennis Edward Starke and her daughter, Cynthia “Dale” Starke Glasscock. A graveside funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday August 26th at 2:00 P.M. in La Crosse Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to come by the funeral home to view and sign the register book during normal business hours which is 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Starke’s name may be made to Community Memorial Hospice, P.O. Box 90, South Hill, VA 23970. Online condolences may be made through our website, Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Starke family.

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  1. Donna, we are so very sorry to hear of Mrs. Starke’s passing. What an inspiration she was to so many! The abundant love that she had for God, her family and ‘family friends’ was very apparent. We will always cherish and have extremely fond memories of time spent with her at family gatherings. We grieve with you in these days and time to come. Much love, Phyllis and Andy Jr.

  2. Mrs Starke is a precious lady. She was such a wonderful neighbor. She was so good to my ma and she and ma had many great times together. She always made sure we had something from her garden. I know you all will miss her so much. Praying for you all.
    Harvey and Margaret

  3. Son

    My mama was the most unselfish person I know. She gave all so that others had some. She made no discrepancies as to ones’ differences. All people had their problems and mama labeled none. If she could help, she would.
    She always could find a way to help feed or clothe someone, give or get them a ride, and never belittled a soul. Her prayers for others were always a main topic of her talks with God and her encouragement and praise for those who tried was tremendous. Her love for life is unmatched and she asked for nothing in return.
    She’s in heaven now. She’s where she wants to be. Let your tears of sadness be for those left behind as they are the ones who are suffering in a society that is cruel and has no future.
    If you must cry, let the tears be for joy. She has lived her life to the fullest and now celebrates with Christ.

  4. Donna and Dudley, I never saw your mama without a smile. This was something she shared and taught all of you. Keep her memory alive by carrying on that legacy. She is now in heaven with Dale, Dennis and your Dad. Prayers and good thoughts are with all of your family and loved ones at this time and always.

  5. I just wanted to let the family of Rose know that I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was such a good friend to my family, especially my Mom and she had a heart of gold. She has touched so many people over the years and we where all blessed to know her. She will be missed so much. Prayers for peace and comfort. Love to you all.

  6. Donna,Dudley and families, I’m so sorry to hear of your moms passing. There are not enough words to say what a wonderful, loving, caring and giving person Rose was to our family and everyone she met. She will surely be missed. Keeping you’ll in our prayers!! Love Bonnie and Lawrence

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