|Clifford "Cliff" Starcher, 88, of Vienna passed away Dec. 18, 2003, at the Marietta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late William and Sallie Bowers Starcher. Cliff was retired from the West Virginia Board of Education as a bus driver and was a farmer. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, where he received a Purple Heart and numerous other awards. He was a member of the Sandhill United Methodist Church.|
He is survived by one daughter, Jean S. Broughton and her husband, John R., of Marietta; a son-in-law, Dr. Robert Sams of Parkersburg; five grandchildren, Steven and Eric Sams of Parkersburg, Patricia Sams of Little Hocking, Paul Broughton of Teays Valley, W.Va., and David Broughton of Marietta; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Minnie Zinn of Parkersburg.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia B. Slider Starcher; a daughter, Judith Ann Sams; four brothers, Ray, Dennis, Leon and Cecil Starcher; and three sisters, Teletha "Peg" Griffen, Anna Pearl Bailey and Delia Bailey.
Services will be noon Monday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home of Vienna, with the Rev. Jeff Nolte officiating. Burial will follow in the Parkersburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-noon Monday.