January 12, 1961 - October 13, 2021
Mary Kathryn “Kathy” Starling, 60, of Trussville, died Wednesday, October 13, in the comfort of her family and loved ones, after succumbing to a long battle against lung cancer. Mrs. Starling was a graduate of Hewitt-Trussville High School and a long-time resident of Trussville. She was a cherished wife, mother, “YaYa,” sister, aunt and friend. She was passionate about reading, instilling a lifelong love of books in her children. She cared deeply for her nieces and nephews, as well as her children’s dearest friends, welcoming them into her home and heart throughout the years. Mrs. Starling also loved Alabama football, and she could be heard loudly cheering them on every weekend. Survivors include her beloved husband of 36 years, Gary Starling; children, Ashley and Chris Patriarca of West Chester, PA, and Kelsey Starling of Trussville; granddaughter, Abra Elizabeth; mother, Mary Nethery of Chalkville; sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and Terry Crane of Trussville; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Grant Needham of Trussville; sister and brother-in-law, Melinda and Bill Loggins of Clay. Mrs. Starling was preceded in death by her father Sidney Nethery and son Christopher Jay (C.J.). A celebration of her life will be October 20, 2021 from 1 PM until 2 PM with the memorial service to follow at 2 PM at the Deerfoot Memorial Funeral Home, Trussville. Rev. Joel Farrow will officiate. Interment will be at Jefferson Memorial Gardens, Trussville at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorials be made in Mrs. Starling’s memory to the American Cancer Society.
Mary Kathryn “Kathy” Starling, 60, of Trussville, died Wednesday, October 13, in the comfort of her family and loved ones, after succumbing to a long battle against lung cancer. Mrs. Starling was a graduate of Hewitt-Trussville High... View Obituary & Service Information
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