January 16, 2013
Marilyn Bernice Starke, of Kansas City, formerly of Sedalia, received a masterís degree in public affairs from the University of Missouri-Columbia on Dec. 15. She graduated magna cum laude.
She is an honors graduate from Green Ridge High School, State Fair Community College and Stephens College in Columbia, where she received a bachelorís degree in business administration.
She is the daughter of Isabelle Buchanan, of Sedalia, and sister of Bill Bell, of Sedalia, and Barbara Harrington, of Norfolk, Va. She lives in Kansas City with her husband, Gary Starke.