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Michael Leslie Starnes

Kansas City, Kansas

June 27, 1949 - May 10, 2024

Michael Leslie Starnes Obituary

Michael Starnes, age 74, of Shawnee, KS departed this life on Friday, May 10, 2024.


He was born in Kansas City, KS June 27th, 1949 to Wallace Starnes and Majorie Seymour Starnes.


Michael enjoyed racing and loved working on race cars. He had several different racecars throughout his career. Michael raced at Lakeside Speedway, Halet Oklahoma, and Heartland Park Topeka. He won 7 championship races in a row at Heartland Park Topeka.


Michael was the owner of Star Distribution Trucking out of Merriam, Kansas. He retired in the late 90s.


He was a proud father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and of course his many friends. That time was spent at his shop working on trucks and building race cars, going to the movies, and coaching soccer while his kids were growing up. He loved the outdoors and would take family vacations skiing at the lake or summer trips to Colorado.


Michael was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Barnes; his sons: Steven Michael Starnes and Brian Michael Starnes; parents, Wallce and Marjorie Starnes, and sibling, Sherri Bartling.


He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Tammy Dietz of Flemington, MO; grandchildren: Sara Mayfield of Humansville, MO; Axle Davis of Springfield, MO, Devin Starnes of Pittsburg, MO, Katlyne Starnes of Springfield, MO, Damian Starnes of Flemington, MO, Shylyn Starnes of Valley Falls, KS, and five great grandchildren.


Memories of Michael will be cherished by his family and friends. Special acknowledgements to Bob Rambusch for his loving care to Michael.


Visitation/viewing will be held at 1:00PM Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at Highland Park Funeral Home. Graveside service at Pleasant View Cemetery to follow. 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Michael Leslie Starnes hosted by Highland Park Funeral Home and Crematory.

Michael Starnes, age 74, of Shawnee, KS departed this life on Friday, May 10, 2024.


He was born in Kansas City, KS June 27th, 1949 to Wallace Starnes and Majorie Seymour Starnes.


Michael enjoyed racing and loved working on race cars. He had several different racecars throughout his career. Michael raced at Lakeside Speedway, Halet Oklahoma, and Heartland Park Topeka. He won 7 championship races in a row at Heartland Park Topeka.


Michael was the owner of Star Distribution Trucking out of Merriam, Kansas. He retired in the late 90s.


He was a proud father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and of course his many friends. That time was spent at his shop working on trucks and building race cars, going to the movies, and coaching soccer while his kids were growing up. He loved the outdoors and would take family vacations skiing at the lake or summer trips to Colorado.


Michael was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Barnes; his sons: Steven Michael Starnes and Brian Michael Starnes; parents, Wallce and Marjorie Starnes, and sibling, Sherri Bartling.


He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Tammy Dietz of Flemington, MO; grandchildren: Sara Mayfield of Humansville, MO; Axle Davis of Springfield, MO, Devin Starnes of Pittsburg, MO, Katlyne Starnes of Springfield, MO, Damian Starnes of Flemington, MO, Shylyn Starnes of Valley Falls, KS, and five great grandchildren.


Memories of Michael will be cherished by his family and friends. Special acknowledgements to Bob Rambusch for his loving care to Michael.


Visitation/viewing will be held at 1:00PM Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at Highland Park Funeral Home. Graveside service at Pleasant View Cemetery to follow. 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Michael Leslie Starnes hosted by Highland Park Funeral Home and Crematory.

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