The land for Star Cemetery was donated by the McMurry family. James McMurry (1817-1887), buried here at Star Cemetery, was head of one of three original families of white settlers in Lake Township. The year was 1871. The other two original families were headed by John Gorgas and James Patterson. According to Parker and Wimp family history, Ann (Foster) Parker was the first person buried at Star Cemetery in late October 1872.\n\nThe origin of the name for Star Cemetery is unknown at this time. Note that there was once a Star School located one mile north, on the southwest corner of Wheatstate Road and S. W. 84th Street.\n\nThere are a number of military veterans buried here. This is not a complete list, so please contact me if you have more names and information. (Larry E. Barnes, email: firstname.lastname@example.org)\n\nUnion Civil War veterans (9); Abijah S. Chears, George W. Fry, Charles W. Greenfield, Thomas J. Matlock, Patrick K. McCart, James M. Parker, Henry Sultzbach, Fieldon Taylor and John P. West.\n\nConfederate Civil War veterans (2); Armstead L. Barnes and Blant D. Shacklett.\n\nWoman\'s Relief Corps. (1); Susan R. Stiles.\n\nWorld War 1 veterans (2); Fred W. Cooper, George William Crouch.\n\nWorld War 2 veterans (5); Boyce Hayden Arnett, Fred W. Cooper, John A. Goodman (U.S. Navy & U.S. Army), Leslie Mark Goodman and Harlan R. McCart.\n\nOlin Ted Foraker, Jr., U. S. Army 1952-1954.\n\nThose buried here of foreign birth include the countries of England, Germany, Ireland and Scotland.