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Jones, Marla K.

Jones, Marla K.

September 19, 1962 — November 14, 2019

Marla Jones, beloved wife to Greg, loving mother to her son Douglas, and dog mom to her fur babies Storm and Mudsie passed away November 14, 2019.

She was a cherished mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She cared deeply for all those she knew. Whether she was attending fundraisers, volunteering or spending time with family she brought a sense of purpose, her smile and her sense of humor.

She was a protector of all creatures great and small. She embraced her calling of helping animals with joy and compassion through her chosen career as owner of Precious Paws Pet Sitting and by volunteering at various shelters, rescue groups, and animal support organizations.

She was preceded in death by her infant brother “Little Boy” Daniel W. Starforth, Jr. Those left to mourn her passing are her loving parents, Daniel and Carol Starforth, Sister Susan Hartig and her husband Mike, Sister/sister in law Pamela Jones and her husband/Marla’s brother in law, Terry; Nieces and Nephews Kevin Baar and his wife Amanda, Jeff Baar, Shawn Baar, Scott Boyer and his wife Jessika, and Tracy Riley and her husband Doug. She also leaves behind Great Nieces and Nephews whom she dearly loved: Aubrey, Sierra, Jordan, Makaelin, Leighya, Abram, Bryce, and Layla; and so many more members of her extended family that she deeply cared for.

Her beloved dogs and cats were precious family members. Some that have passed away over the years include Smeedles, Murray, Cruiser, PJ, Blaze, Mama Dog, Tucker, Sylvester, Picasso and Psycho.

Visitation will be held at Parklawn funeral home from 6-8pm Monday Nov 18th. Funeral services will be Tuesday Nov. 19th at 1:00 pm

As a lasting memorial, the family wishes donations to be made in Marla’s name to The Shannon Foundation Animal Rescue: 744 Cross Creek Valley Ln., Saint Clair, MO 63077
PayPal: [email protected] or to your local animal shelter.

Service Information

Visitation will be 6-8PM, Monday, November 18, with services 1PM, Tuesday, November 19, both at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd.; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Jones, Marla K.'s Guestbook

I don’t even have words to say that could come close to the sorrow I feel for we who are left behind. Marla was the sweetest dearest lady I think I’ve ever known. She was all about serving and doing for others... NO MATTER WHAT... I miss her so much. Thank you Jesus that I know she is with you and we’ll all be together again. My heart goes out for her family and friends. Such a loss for us and a great homecoming celebration in Heaven. If there is anything I can do for you, please, please let me know

Cleo Srader

I am so saddened for all the Starforth family in the loss of their sweet Marla. Please accept our deepest sympathy as we hold you all in prayer. The sudden loss of this dear lady cannot be explained in words, just know that heaven is gaining a thoughtful valiant angel.

Michaela Baar Sails and Sam Sails

Marla was such a wonderful,free spirited,loving and kind, warm hearted woman.She was the bestest friend I'v ever had! And she was like a mother to me... Marla ALWAYs helped everyone and Loved animals so much! Everyone that knew and loved marla would say she was a very unique,special,outgoing and caring person.She was a true gift and Angel from god. Marla is in gods hands now,and she is in heaven looking down on all of her loved ones saying "Don't Worry about me,I'll be Okay".My heart goes out to all of her family and friends.and I send my deepest condolences to all.I will always miss her and love her.Marla will be forever missed,but never forgotten.

Nikki Conn

Marla will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Prayers for you all.

Monty and Lynn Crain

Marla is a very special lady in my life! We adored her so much including Dip & Tuf, my fur babies! I had never left them with anyone except Marla! They loved her!! She was always so warm and sincere! I loved just talking with her. She will be so missed! Jesus needed her for something special! Keeping her precious husband and family in prayer for peace and comfort.

Heidi Chambers

Marla will be deeply missed.May her family in time fine peace with her passing..she's in heaven with all her furbabies

Terry Bolles

My Sisters and I have known Marla our whole life. Our Mothers were childhood best friends. Marla was a bright light and had a smile that could light up a room. We bonded instantly later in life because we both adore animals and care about their well being. We advocate for them and are their voice, and have rescued many animals. We would share stories when we were together and thanks to fb, we shared even more. The Starforth's are a very close family. So it is only fitting that Marla & Pam found complimented matches with the Jones. Our hearts ache for you all. Grief is among the very worst pain on Earth. I know Marla's light will continue to shine as she will be her family's Guardian, overlooking & protecting all those she loved. Big and small. ❤

Joell M Moore

The world has no doubt been left a better place knowing what a kind, loving and caring person Marla was. And now, all the creatures of the earth both small and great rejoice together in spirit as Marla is honored with a beautiful hilltop resting place in a fitting memorial here on earth to never be forgotten. Our deepest sympathies to all who knew and loved her. II Esdras: "Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her forever and ever, amen." .

Clayton & Joyce Hartig

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