Camdenton librarian, mother of three who was well loved; will be missed dearly


A well-known and well-liked librarian at Camdenton’s Oakridge Intermediate School passed away Saturday surrounded by family and friends after a prolonged battle with cancer.
Mista Starkey, who would have turned 44 next month, will be memorialized and remembered during a special celebration of life Sunday, May 1, at the Camdenton High School gymnasium. The family will receive family and friends at 4 p.m. and the worship service and remembrance will begin at 5 p.m.
Mista had been with the Camdenton R-III School District for seven years after moving here with her family from the St. Louis area. She and her husband, Doug, have three children in the Camdenton District: Skylar, 17; Tristan, 14; and Gabrielle, 12.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton.