Obituaries Monday August 5th
Wilma Josephine “Billie” Paule, 91, died on Saturday morning, August 3, 2013 at Blair House, Burlington, Iowa.
Born on December 1, 1921, near New Sharon, Iowa, she was the daughter of Albert A. and Johanna Bartels Van Duren.
Billie attended country grade school for seven years next to her farm home plus one year in Leighton, Iowa. She graduated from PellaHigh School and then attended CentralCollege in Pella, Iowa, where she earned a two-year teaching degree. Later in life, she attended IowaWesleyanCollege and received a B.A. degree at age 50.
She started teaching school in northern Iowa, and then moved to Burlington in 1946. While she was teaching in Burlington, she met and married C. Lawrence “Larry” Paule in June 1948.
She was a member of BethanyLutheranChurch where she participated in Rebecca Women’s Church Circle and Senior Saints. She was also a member of: P.E.O Sisterhood, King’s Daughters What-So-Ever Circle (former president of the board), two book clubs, the Shakespeare Club, the Friends of the Symphony, the Friends of the Library and the Burlington Golf Club. She loved to read and enjoyed playing bridge.
Survivors include her husband, C. Lawrence “Larry” Paule of Burlington; three children, Charles (Maruja) Paule of Westerville, Ohio, Beth Palmer of Hershey, Pennsylvania, and William Joseph (Linda) Paule of Boulder, Colorado, and six grandchildren.
Her two brothers and five sisters preceded her in death.
The memorial service for Wilma “Billie” Paule will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at BethanyLutheranChurch, Burlington, Iowa. Pastor Rick Biedermann will officiate. Following a church luncheon, interment of ashes will be at 1:30 p.m. at AspenGroveCemetery. Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Funeral Service.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Prugh’s Chapel. A memorial in her honor has been established for the Burlington Public Library.
Jim Starr, 78, of Burlington, died at 4:45 PM Friday, August 2, 2013, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Born July 20, 1935, in Wyoming, IL, he was the son of Fritz and Gussie DuVall Starr. He had married and later divorced Lois Boucher. On January 16, 1960, he married Beverly Joan Smith Johnson in Rock Island, IL.
Jim was a car upholsterer.
He was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, and watching westerns on T.V.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly; four sons, Ricky Starr, Danny Johnson of Portland, OR, Steven Johnson of Lyndon, IL, and James Starr of Tacoma, WA; three daughters, Barbara Donovan of Redmond, OR, Debra Bruce of Aylmer, Quebec, Canada, and Vicki Dyvork of Portland, OR; two sisters, Betty Smith of Sturgis, MI, and Barbara Simpson of Bristol, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Harry Starr, one daughter, Susan Autry, and two brothers, Bill Starr and John Starr.
Cremation has been entrusted to Thielen Crematory.
There will be no visitation or services.
Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory is in care of the arrangements.
Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Jim’s obituary at www.thielenfuneralhome.com.