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Miriam Nettie (Thomas) Startzel

March 28, 1926 ~ June 20, 2019 (age 93)


Shamokin – Miriam Nettie Startzel, 93, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019 in her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Shamokin on March 28, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Fredrick L and Sadie (Snyder) Thomas. She graduated from Shamokin High School. She worked as a telephone operator, and a cashier at Shamokin Schools Cafeteria.

In April of 1947, she married the late Kenneth P. Startzel. She was a member of Saint Johns United Church of Christ. Miriam also was a member of the Cecilian Club.

Her children would like to give special thanks to her caregivers; Alex, Sam, Angela, Shelly, Michelle, and Dawn.

Miriam is survived by two daughters, Susan Finch and her husband Edwin of Paxinos, and Sandra Startzel of Elysburg; a son, Kenneth Startzel and his wife Dianne of Reedsville; two grandchildren, Kathleen McGeer and her husband Joseph of Nuangola, and Matthew Startzel and his wife Katie of New Freedom; five great grandchildren, Christopher McGeer, Patrick McGeer, Maggie McGeer, Adalynn Startzel and Benjamin Startzel; two nephews, and four nieces. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth P Startzel; her step-mother, Ruby Thomas; two sisters; two brothers; and one sister and brother lost in infancy.



Miriam Nettie Startzel, 93, of Shamokin – Private Graveside Service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Funeral arrangements are being cared for by Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, Supervisor. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Johns United Church of Christ, 117 North Eighth Street, Shamokin, PA, 17872 or Shamokin Public Library, 210 East Independence St, Shamokin, PA, 17872. To send condolences to the family please visit www.farrowfh.com

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