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Crystal Frances Starlin, age 65, of Vestaburg, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015 at her home.  The daughter of Frank Rufus & Iva Geraldine (Maynard) Hewitt, she was born on February 18, 1950 in Fremont, where she graduated high school. 

On June 30, 1968, in Fremont, she married Gary Phillip Starlin and together they enjoyed nearly forty-seven years of marriage and had three daughters.  Crystal also worked outside the home, most recently as a cook at Great Lakes Adventist Academy in Cedar Lake.  She also enjoyed cooking and baking at home, singing, and was currently a member of Frost Seventh-Day Adventist Church. 

She was preceded in death by her parents;  and a daughter, Camille Rae Starlin.  Surviving are her husband, Gary Starlin of Vestaburg;  two daughters, Niki & Wesley Barron of Columbus, North Carolina, and D.J. & Louis Piña of Vestaburg;  five grandchildren;  two sisters, Marge & Dave Howes of Battle Creek, and Judy Hilliard of Hartford;  a brother,  Michael & Peggy McCrory of Coloma;  and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a Memorial Open House at the Cedar Lake Elementary School Gymnasium (7195 N. Academy Road, Cedar Lake, Michigan) on Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Instead of flowers, contributions for a scholarship to be awarded in Crystal's memory at Great Lakes Adventist Academy would be appreciated (checks payable to Great Lakes Adventist Academy). 

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Crystal's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


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  1. Steve & Beverly Button on April 28, 2015 at 12:00 am

    We will miss her smiling face and her hugs.

  2. Beverly Button on April 28, 2015 at 12:00 am

  3. Amy & Mike Ederer & Kids on April 28, 2015 at 12:00 am

  4. Anne Decker-Peterson on June 16, 2015 at 12:00 am

  5. Tina Cosens-Ellis on June 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

    My heart goes out to the rest of my family…..Aunt Crys was loved by us all and will be missed like crazy!! I wish I could be there for the service! Someone PLEASE give my mother a big hug from me!! Nicky, D.J. and Uncle Gary, I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK!!

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