Izola Marie (Bryant) Starr

(August 29, 1915 to September 26, 2006)


Izola Marie Starr, 91, of Keokuk, IA, died Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at her home.  She was born on August 29, 1915 in Keokuk, IA, the daughter of Aarie Clyde and Della Mae Bennett Bryant.  Izola was united in marriage to Floyd Lester Starr in 1930 in Keokuk, IA.  He preceded her in death on March 7, 1987.  She was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Keokuk, IA.  She had been employed at Swifts in Keokuk, IA in her younger years.  Izola was a devoted mother and homemaker and made her family the number one priority in her life.  She was an avid fisherman and for relaxation would head to her favorite fishing spot.  She also enjoyed raising tropical fish.  Izola is survived by two sons, Ronald L. Starr and his wife Evelyn of Sunrise Beach, MO, and Mickey D. Starr of Keokuk, IA, six grandchildren, Randy Starr and his wife Susan of Jefferson City, MO, Gregory Starr of Kansas City, MO, Brent Starr and Breanna Starr, both of Keokuk, IA, Tana Anson and her husband Bill of Illinois City, IL, and Bruce Fish of Muscatine, IA, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and one cousins, Maury Bryant and his wife Thelma of Alexandria, MO.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret "Velva" Fish on December 25, 1986, two brothers, Russell Bryant and Lee Bryant, and three sisters, Nellie Mills, Gladys Reeves and Dorothy Slaughter.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, September 29 at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with Reverend John Tyler officiating.  Burial will be in the Keokuk National Cemetery in Keokuk, IA.  Visitation will be held after 5 p.m. on Thursday with the family meeting with friends from 7 - 9 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the Lee County Hospice.