Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Virginia Ruth Starnes, Casey Co., KY (1932-2011)

She was the matriarch of a large, respected family. She leaves 49 direct living descendants. She was a devoted homemaker, a talented seamstress, and a member of the Poplar Springs Baptist Church

Virginia Ruth Starnes passed away Tuesday November 22, 2011 at the Gallatin Health Care in Warsaw, KY. She was 79.

Funeral services will be at 2pmET/1pmCT, Saturday ,November 26, 2011 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty KY, with Bro. William Pittman officiating. Burial will be in Durham Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday, November 26, 2011, from 12pm noon ET/11amCT until service at the funeral home.

Virginia Ruth Starnes, Casey Co., KY (1932-2011)

She was born Friday, May 6, 1932 in Casey County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Luther Pittman and Nettie Durham Pittman Hatter. She died Tuesday, November 22, 2011, in Warsaw, Gallatin County, KY, at the age of 79 years, 6 months, and 16 days.

She was a homemaker, seamstress and member of the Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Ed Starnes, Sr. and a grandchild.

Survivors include the following:
  • Four sons: Eddie (Alice) Starnes, Jr. of Florence, KY; Anthony Raymond (Kathy) Starnes, Sr. of Florence, KY; Rudy Thomas (Janice) Starnes of Warsaw, KY; and Max Farrell Starnes of Florence, KY

  • Four daughters: Judy (Glenn) Perkins of Dry Ridge, KY; Maudie (Phillip) Jones of Barbourville, KY; Monalisa (Kevin) Miller of Warsaw, KY; Brooke (Scott) Pennycuff of Owenton, KY

  • Four brothers: Bennie Pittman of Ohio, Danny and Larry Pittman both of Florence, KY; and William Pittman of Indiana

  • Two sisters, Bessie Smith of Mt. Salem, KY; and Gloria Dean Bastin of Middleburg, KY

  • Eighteen grandchildren

  • and 23 great-grandchildren
Funeral arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, With guestbook at the online site.

This story was posted on 2011-11-24 05:08:05
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

G & G Monuments
Todd and Mandi Green and Jared Conover
1670 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. email:, 270-634-0359
First Quality Marble and Granite

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
270-384-2145,, email


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by Linda Waggener and Pen Waggener, PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia Magazine. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.