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Esther Irene Davis Starbuck

<![CDATA[Esther Irene Davis Starbuck RICHMOND, Ind. - Esther Irene Davis Starbuck, age 93, died peacefully on September 14, 2014, at Friends Fellowship Community. Born February 26, 1921, in Union City, Indiana, she was the fifth of 10 children born to Anderson and Edith Cantrell Davis. Esther was a graduate of Union City High School and attended Muncie Business College before joining the Women's Army Air Corps (WAAC) in 1942. She was a World War II veteran, based at Marana Army Air Field in Tucson, Arizona. As one of only two female flight instructors, she trained more than one thousand future pilots in the classroom on a Link Trainer and in a BT-13 basic training plane. Esther served as the Grand Marshal of the 2011 Veteran's Day Parade and her portrait is etched on the Women's Monument in the Wayne County Veteran's Memorial Park. Following the war and marriage to Glen Starbuck, she earned a Bachelor's degree from Earlham College and a Master's degree from Ball State University, both in elementary education. She taught 27 years in Richmond Community Schools, most of them at Crestdale Elementary School, before retiring in 1983. She was an active member of Central United Methodist Church. Esther also belonged to American Association of University Women, Wayne County Association of Retired Teachers, Sigma Delta Pi Sorority, and the Women's Club, having held offices in each of them. She was a long-time volunteer at Reid Hospital, Starr Elementary School, and the Boys and Girls Club after-school tutoring program. She published several books, including a book of poetry, a history of Methodism in Wayne County and a trilogy of novels based on the history of Norwegian ancestry of the Starbuck family. Esther is survived by her husband of 68 years, Glen Starbuck; two daughters, Sandra (Gene Thompson) McConnell of South Carolina and Shirley (Larry) Pippin of Richmond; one son, Scott (Carol) Starbuck of Richmond; six grandchildren, Brian (Gina) McConnell, Sheri (Paul Thoren) Pippin, Brett (Carly) McConnell, Matt (Nicole) Pippin, Samantha Starbuck, and Steve Starbuck; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Shirma Pence of Greenville, Ohio; nieces; and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and four sisters. The family wishes to extend our gratitude and appreciation to the nursing staff, caregivers, and other employees of Friends Fellowship Community for their compassionate care of our mother. Visitation for Esther Irene Starbuck will be from 4 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Kerry O'Brien and Rev. Charlie Black officiating. Burial will be in Buena Vista Cemetery, Farmland, Indiana, with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne County Veterans Council, 401 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374; Central United Methodist Church, 1425 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374; or a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

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Related Topix: Richmond, IN, Union City, IN, Anderson, IN, Life, Veteran Affairs

Mon Sep 15, 2014

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Boar's Head site selector explains decision

Boar's Head site selector explains decision New Castle chosen over Wayne Co. for deli manufacturing plant, research center Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1tZJCwz The Economic Development Corporation of Wayne County learned Monday some reasons why a food processing company chose New Castle over Wayne County for a new plant.

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Related Topix: New Castle, IN, Richmond, IN, Terre Haute, IN

Sun Sep 14, 2014

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Stop at drive-thru, avoid getting fluStop at drive-thru, avoid...

Flu season is just around the corner, so Wayne County's "flu crew" will spring into action this week to help residents prevent the illness. Stop at drive-thru, avoid getting flu Flu season is just around the corner, so Wayne County's "flu crew" will spring into action this week to help residents prevent the illness.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health

Sat Sep 13, 2014

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Community Improvement Awards honor improvements

Community Improvement Awards honor improvements The Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce recognized local groups with awards. Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1s0P9H0 Among the award winners from Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce's Community Improvement Awards luncheon were the city of Richmond for houses around the 10th Street Park in the Vaile neighborhood, the Lehman House Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge City and the Centerville Bicentennial Committee, which planned a parade .

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Related Topix: Richmond, IN, Cambridge City, IN, Earlham College, Centerville, IN

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Historical marker dedication Sunday in Cambridgea

Historical marker dedication Sunday in Cambridge City An Indiana historical marker commemorating Virginia Claypool Meredith will be dedicated. Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1s0PyZT An Indiana state historical marker commemorating Virginia Claypool Meredith - the "Queen of American Agriculture" - will be dedicated at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Cambridge City, IN, University of Minnesota, Purdue University

Wed Sep 10, 2014

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Tornado warning passes with little area damage

Tornado warning passes with little area damage Tornado warning passes with little area damage Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1rXkYjZ The warning was issued at about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday after radar indicated the possibility of rotation in the storm clouds in northwestern Wayne County. That cell passed through the Hagerstown, Economy, Williamsburg and Fountain City areas.

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Related Topix: Weather, Tornado, Natural Disasters, Fountain City, IN, Williamsburg, IN, Greens Fork, IN

Tue Sep 09, 2014

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Man wanted on meth charge brought to Wayne Co.

Man wanted on meth charge brought to Wayne Co. Joshua T. Blackburn faces 2 felony charges from investigation in July 2013.

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Related Topix: Springport, IN, Drugs, Hagerstown, IN

Mon Sep 08, 2014

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Accident sends Hagerstown man to Indy hospital

Accident sends Hagerstown man to Indy hospital A Hagerstown man was transported by helicopter to an Indianapolis hospital early Monday. Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1oj7B6l A Hagerstown man was transported by LifeLife helicopter to an Indianapolis hospital with injuries suffered in an accident early Monday morning in western Wayne County.

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Related Topix: Hagerstown, IN, Williamsburg, IN

Sun Sep 07, 2014

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Harold Hunt

He was born on December 25, 1917 to Gilbert and Sarah Williams Hunt in Mt. Auburn, Indiana and had lived in this area since the early 1930's.

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Related Topix: Richmond, IN, Mount Auburn, IN, Auburn, IN, Cambridge City, IN

Fri Sep 05, 2014

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Honorees display loyaltyHonorees display loyaltyCommitment to...

Honorees display loyalty Commitment to community on display by leaders, business Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1rQLCL6 A firefighter practices cutting the kind of corrugated metal used for grain bins during a recent Purdue Extension training program. a Roses to Allen Bourff for 10 years of service to Richmond Community Schools and the Whitewater Valley as a whole.

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Related Topix: Richmond, IN, Boston, IN, Opinion

Thu Sep 04, 2014

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Cahill ordered to pay city's legal fees

Cahill ordered to pay city's legal fees Judge apparently puts to rest a legal battle over the fate of abandoned S. A St. house. Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://www.pal-item.com/story/news/local/2014/09/04/cahill-ordered-to-pay-citys-legal-fees/15063447/ This home at 1225 S. A St. has been the center of a dispute between its owner and city of Richmond officials.

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Related Topix: Richmond, IN

Wed Sep 03, 2014

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RFD to county: We provide Richmond ambulancea

Richmond assistant fire chief Tim Parrott told the Wayne County Commissioners on Wednesday that Richmond Fire will handle ambulance service in the city. RFD to county: We provide Richmond ambulance service Richmond assistant fire chief Tim Parrott told the Wayne County Commissioners on Wednesday that Richmond Fire will handle ambulance service in the city.

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Related Topix: Richmond, IN, Spring Grove, IN

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Indiana 227 by county line closed for repairs

Indiana 227 by county line closed for repairs The Indiana Department of Transportation closed Indiana 227 between the Randolph-Wayne county line and U.S. 36. Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1nXpFCU The Indiana Department of Transportation on Tuesday closed Indiana 227 between the Randolph-Wayne county line and U.S. 36 for ... (more)

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Related Topix: Indiana, Indiana Government, Modoc, IN, Farmland, IN, Randolph County, IN

Tue Sep 02, 2014

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Union County signs up new ambulance provider

Union County signs up new ambulance provider St. Clair EMS of Connersville will begin service at midnight Sept.

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Related Topix: Union County, IN, Connersville, IN

Sat Aug 30, 2014

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Residents deserve answers about law enforcement purchases...

Residents deserve answers about law enforcement purchases from military Residents deserve answers about law enforcement purchases from military Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1u0eRc7 When did our local police departments start looking like an invasion force? The question arises after seeing the war-like scenes emerging out ... (more)

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Related Topix: Opinion

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Grain bin rescue-training goal: save lives

Grain bin rescue-training goal: save lives Grain bin rescue-training goal: save lives Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1tVwutA Wayne County firefighters practice extricating a "victim" from about 12 inches of corn at Purdue Extension grain bin rescue training recently at the Doug Jay farm north of Richmond.

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Related Topix: Richmond, IN, Centerville, IN, Boston, IN, Greens Fork, IN

Thu Aug 28, 2014

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Indiana high court warns Richmond attorneyIndiana high court warns...

Indiana high court warns Richmond attorney The Indiana Supreme Court has threatened sanctions against a Richmond attorney.

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Related Topix: Richmond, IN, Liberty, IN

Wed Aug 27, 2014

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Commissioners OK replacing Weaver Road bridge

Commissioners OK replacing Weaver Road bridge Wayne Co. commissioners finally have found a price they like for the Weaver Road bridge.

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Related Topix: Bloomington, IN

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Wayne Co. will take ambulance bids next month

Wayne Co. will take ambulance bids next month Companies will get option to bid on entire Rural/Metro area and/or area minus Richmond.

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Related Topix: Richmond, IN, Spring Grove, IN

Tue Aug 26, 2014

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Harvard next stop for Centerville graduate

Harvard next stop for Centerville graduate Centerville High School graduate Austin Sams will continue his studies in the Ivy League.

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Related Topix: Centerville, IN, Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education, Harvard University, Ball State University

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