Inga V. (Starr) Durbin of Silver Springs, passed away Monday 21, 2013. She was 73.
Born May 7, 1939, in Bremen-Bluemmenthal, Germany, she moved to the United States in 1948 with her sister, Helga (Papay) and her mother Gertrude (Volken) Kon. With her husband of 22 years, Talcott D. Starr, the family moved from Elyria, Ohio to Avon Park in 1967. Mrs. Durbin was employed in the banking and finance industry. In 1981, she became a licensed barber, opening a shop in the Jacaranda Hotel. She moved to Ocala in 1983 after suffering a debilitating stroke which ended her career. She became an active member of the Marion County Stroke Club, and served as its president for 10 consecutive years. During this period she moved to the forest of Silver Springs where she shared a 20-year love with her second husband, Larry L. Durbin. She was a member of Eastern Star and both the Elks and Moose lodges in Ocala. Mrs. Durbin attended First Assembly of God Church in Ocala. Her greatest joy in life were her four children, grand-children and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Durbin is survived by her husband, Larry; sister Helga (Francis Sr.) Papay of Amherst, Ohio; three sons, Frederick D. Starr of Silver Springs; David T. (Ute) Starr of Sebring, and Timothy R. Starr of Jacksonville; daughter Darlene Starr-Cooper of Sebring; five grandchildren, Chastity Starr-Haines of Perry, Ga.; Justin Starr of Jacksonville, Mindy Starr of Colorado Springs; and Reggie D. Cooper II of Sebring; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by grandson Frederick N. Starr.
Mrs. Durbin’s final wishes were to continue to help others by the charitable donation of her physical remains to ScienceCARE, an organization providing services contributing to medical teaching and research. Her cremated remains will later be interred beside her husband.