Olive Margaret (Starkey) Aurell

Class of 1925

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Olive Margaret (Starkey) Aurell

April 7, 1908 – January 9, 2007

Olive M. Aurell, 98, of Northome, Minn., formerly of West Lafayette, Ind., died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at her daughter’s home in Northome.

Born April 7, 1908, to the late Charles and Lorena Lee Starkey in Perry, Okla., she attended Perry Public Schools through her junior year. Following her graduation from high school in Cleveland, OK, she enrolled at Oklahoma A & M in Stillwater and graduated with a teaching certificate.

She and Herbert M. Aurell were married in 1926. He preceded her in death in 1994.

Mrs. Aurell and her husband were poultry farmers in Oklahoma and Indiana. She had also worked for S.S. Kresge in addition to several other jobs.

She held several offices with the Pleasant Grove Grange, Wabash Township Home Ec Club, St. Andrews United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women’s Club.

Surviving are her daughters, Mary Lue Primmer (husband: Larry) of Northome and Margaret Blue (husband: Darrell) of Yakima, Wash.

Also surviving are 5 grandchildren, Micki Bales of Northome, David Aurell and Angie Griffin of Texas and Bob Porter and Sharon McCallister of Illinois; 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles David Aurell.

Funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Soller-Baker, West Lafayette Chapel, 1184 Sagamore Parkway W. Interment will be at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Memorials are preferred to North County Hospice, 3525 Pine Ridge Ave. NW, Bemidji, MN 56601.