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Mary Nell Starr

December 9, 1934 ~ February 16, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Mary Starr Obituary

Mary Nell (Truby) Starr, a resident of Shawnee, passed away in Shawnee on February 16, 2024 at the age of 89. Mary was born on December 9, 1934 in Sayre, Oklahoma to Charles and Laura (Mullens) Truby.

Mary was married to Johnny Ray Starr in Texas in January of 1965. They remained married until Johnny passed away in 1990. While living in the Shawnee area, Mary became employed with Ralph Graves Insurance Company where she worked approximately 15 years. Mary was very active in the community attending church at The First Baptist Church of Shawnee and was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Group and Women's Auxillary.

Mary was a loving daughter, sister, wife, and grandmother and she will always be remembered by those who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Ray Starr; by her mother and father, Laura and Charles Truby; three brothers, Jim, John and Joseph Truby; and her maternal and paternal grandparents.

She is survived by two sons, Bo Starr of Shawnee and Steve Galloway and wife Debbie of El Reno, OK; a granddaughter,Savannah Starr of Stillwater, two grandsons, Timmy Cowan and wife Sandra of El Reno and Jimmy Cowan and wife Sheila of El Reno; a daughter-in-law, Jerri Starr-Helm of Norman; an adopted daughter, Jodi Cox of Shawnee; and several great grandchildren including Noah of Stillwater, Hannah of El Reno, Gavin of El Reno, Austin of El Reno, Kearstin of Tulsa, Shelby of El Reno, Jacy of Bethel, Nick of El Reno and Nicole of El Reno; Tommy Scott and wife Brette of Norman; granddaughter, Shea Morgan and husband Heath of Oklahoma City; Linus of Norman; Max of Oklahoma City; Mason of Oklahoma City; McKinley of Oklahoma City; Malaki of Oklahoma City; by numerous other adopted kids, other extended family and many good friends.

A memorial service for Mary will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 1:00pm at the Elks Golf Course in Shawnee.

Arrangements are under the direction of McElyea & Owens Funeral Group of Shawnee.

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March 1, 2024

1:00 PM
Elks Lodge & Golf Course
13500 Acme Road
Shawnee, OK 74804


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