Funeral services for Star Jean Brundle Mutchler, 83, of Stroudsburg, Pa., will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main St., in Stroudsburg, with burial in Stroudsburg Cemetery. She died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the Hospice of Monroe County surrounded by her family.
She was born in East Stroudsburg, the daughter of the late Robert Brundle and Mabel Smith Brundle. She devoted her life to her husband Donald, a decorated career military veteran who served in three wars, and her seven children. She worked for many years as a housekeeper and later owned her own housekeeping business. In what little free time she had, she enjoyed tending to her peonies and roses, taking walks and swimming, antiquing and bargaining at the flea markets. She was an avid reader who loved mystery novels and history. She was an adventurous, fun-loving and generous person who loved to tinker with mechanical decives and woodworking. One of her favorite pasttimes was family picnics and playing croquet. A military wife, Star became an expert and relocation, moving her family many times between Landstuhl, Germany, Atlanta and Baltimore. In later years, she enjoyed leisure traveling with her husband and adult children and had particular soft spots for Germany, New England and the West. She was a member of Branham Tabernacle in Jeffersonville.
Survivors include three daughters, Star Donna Parker, of Jeffersonville, Linda Jean Rushin, of Henryville, and Terry Mutchler, of Fort Washington; four sons, Charles J. Mutchler, of Jeffersonville, Joseph Mutchler, of Jeffersonville, David W. Mutchler, of Williston, N.D., and Scott M. Mutchler, of Jeffersonville; 20 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; three sisters, Mary Smith, of Cherry Valley, Ann Sacher, of Jeffersonville and Jeanette Reto, of Bangor.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Rosanna Mutchler; two sisters, Emily Henrich and Judy Maude LaBar; and two brothers, Gordon Brundle and Charles Brundle.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.