Sharon Jane Starke, 65

Sharon Jane Starke, 65, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Waldorf, Md., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. She had worked as a sales representative in the advertising department for The Maryland Independent in Waldorf. She was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Ocean City, Md., and a member of the Ocean City Art League.

Starke was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph S. and Martha L. Reese Payne. She is survived by her husband, Thomas M. Starke; a son, Craig Starke and his wife, Lynette, of Brandywine, Md.; a daughter, Kelly Murphy and her husband, Thomas, of Evergreen, Colo.; a sister, Linda Payne, of Alexandria, Va.; six grandchildren, Shelby, Morgan and Garrett Starke, Quinn, Colin and Aidan Murphy.

A Mass of Christian Burial was scheduled for Friday, Sept. 12, 2008. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.