Starke has 100th birthday
Name: Jane Crowell Starke
Born: Aug. 3, 1909 (had a twin sister, Jeanette)
Parents: Mr and Mrs. Arthur L. Crowell Sr., Salisbury
Married to:Irby Starke Sr.
Children: Irby Starke Jr. of Charleston, S.C. and Jim Tucker, Lexington
Living siblings: Nancy Crowell Safrit and Arthur Crowell of Salisbury
Deceased siblings: Perry Crowell Sr., Arthur Crowell Sr., Jeanette Miller (her twin), Betty Hartman
Church membership: First United Methodist, Salisbury
Hobbies: Gardening, reading and anything outdoors.
Key to living a long life: She loved her family and extended family and helped them as much as she could. She loved her home in Salisbury and stayed as long as she could (she also lived in Charleston). She just loves life in general and she is still very healthy and active. Even though she can barely see, she can recognize voices.
Memorable quote from her birthday party: “I can’t believe I’m 100. Are you sure?”
Present address: Genesis Nursing Home, Salisbury
Her family would like to thank the activities department of Genesis HealthCare Center for the party.