Mrs. Starks worked for Head Start in Karnak for seven years and as director for 10 years in Paducah. She was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include her husband Phil Starks of Lone Oak; her mother, Orene Fulton of Metropolis; one daughter, Deisha Gilbert and husband Stanley Jr. of Metropolis; and two grandchildren, Hannah Elizabeth and Joshua Nathaniel Gilbert, both of Metropolis.
She was preceded in death by her father, Willis Fulton.
Funeral service was held Tuesday at Victory Full Gospel Church in Metropolis with Bro. Jack Rushing and Bro. Penny Emery officiating.
Burial followed at Maplelawn Park Cemetery in Paducah. Pallbearers were Larry Galloway, Freddy Windsor, Darren Howard, Larry Starks, Mike Starks and Marty Carter.
Memorials may be made to Victory Full Gospel Building Fund, 2795 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis, IL 62960.
Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home of Metropolis was in charge of arrangements.