Joan E. Starkey, age 75, of Maple Hill, died Thursday morning at York Terrace in Pottsville. Born in Luton Bedsford England she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Gladys Jane "Midge" (Hammond) Rampley. She graduated high school in England coming to the United States in 1966 and worked as a homemaker. She was of the Protestant faith. She enjoyed picnics with her family at the local state parks. Having a sweet nature and kind of heart she was loved by all who met her. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her husband John in 2004 and a brother Jimmy Rampley. Survivors include three daughters Donna Starkey of Maple Hill, Susan Lowes and her husband Albert of Oklahoma City , Oklahoma, Debra Branson of Pottsville, 2 sons John Starkey Jr. of Maple Hill and Paul Rampley of England, 3 grandchildren Lauren and Shane Starkey and Ashley Whiting. She is also survived by several brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews. Private services will be held from David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City. Please visit www.jarrettfuneralhome.com for more information.