Harold Eugene Starr, 83 of Garden City, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at his home. He was born on October 5, 1936, to William and Susan (Kirscht) Starr. He married the love of his life Mary Ann Schneider on November 4, 1972, in Ft. Collins, Colorado.
Harold was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. He later graduated high school in Pueblo, Colorado and then graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Southern State College. He then went on to pursue his Master of Science in Industrial Arts Education from Pittsburgh State University. He later obtained an Education Specialist Degree in Industrial Education emphasizing Industrial Arts from Pittsburg State University. Harold taught many students the art of auto mechanics, wood working, electrical wiring, photography, and yearbook. His teaching career led him across the state of Kansas. He taught in Kansas City, Pittsburg, Topeka, and Pratt before moving to Garden City in 1980. He then taught many years at Holcomb High School, Ingalls High School, and Garden City Community College. He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge, and the Moose Lodge. Harold was a man of many talents. He will be remembered best for his gifts and graciousness. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it. For holidays he would give crosses and jewelry boxes to anyone that wanted one. He was preceded in death by his Parents-William and Susan, his Loving wife Mary, Daughter Jo-Marie McDonald, Son- Heath Starr, Sister and Brother-in-law Wilda and Ed Jersin.
He is survived by his daughter Susan Ortega, Garden City, Son-Andrew Starr, Garden City, Brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Esther Starr, Denver, Colorado, and Sister-Delva Ross of Denver, Colorado. 8 grandchildren-Christine Ortega (Zyon Reynoso), Salina, Kansas, Suzanne Ortega (Jayce Taylor), Garden City, Kansas, Braxton Ramirez, Garden City, Kansas, Crystal McDonald, Webb City, Missouri, Shyla, McDonald, Webb City, Missouri, JJ McDonald, Webb City, Missouri, Virgil Mc Donald, Webb City, Missouri, Anna McDonald, Webb City, Missouri and 6 great-grandchildren- Aydon Ortega, Salina, Kansas, Rilee Reynoso, Salina, Kansas, Jaydon Taylor, Garden City, Kansas, Sebastian McDonald, Webb City, Missouri, Gaige McDonald, Webb City, Missouri, Jaxson McDonald, Webb, City, Missouri
Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Tuesday, November 26 at First Southern Baptist Church with Rev. John Harms, officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Memorials are suggested to the Harold Starr memorial fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Friends may call from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM to Garnand Funeral Home.
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