November 8, 2014 4:40 pm -

According to family members of a former state lawmaker from West Virginia, she and her husband died after eating tainted meatloaf from the Ripley Bob Evans restaurant.

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Mark and Ann Starcher claim in a lawsuit that the tainted food caused lasting health problems that ultimately led to the deaths of Harold “Punk” and Virginia “Ginny” Starcher, The Charleston Daily Mail reports.

The couple who were married for 60 years, shared a takeout meal from the restaurant in October 2012, which ended up being the last meal they shared together.

82-year-old Virginia Starcher was a former Jackson County commissioner. She was also the first woman elected to the state House of Delegates from Jackson County and served from 1987 to 1991.

Her husband Harold, 84, was a civil engineer who owned the Chartwell Corp. of Ripley.

Mrs. Starcher, who also had pre-existing health problems, died in December 2012 from a stroke, according to the Associated Press.

Her husband died in May 2013 after a December open heart surgery.

The restaurant’s Spokeswoman Hinda Mitchell, said on Friday that the lawsuit is without merit.

I do like that Mr. Starcher’s nickname was “Punk” though. That’s sort of cool for a man in his 80s.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

12 responses to Lawsuit: Bad Meatloaf Killed Former West Virginia Lawmaker, Husband

  1. tiredoftea November 8th, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Ummm, OK, they ate there in Oct. 2012, she dies in Dec. 2012, he dies in May 2013? Bob’s food can’t be that bad these days, can it?

    • Carla Akins November 8th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      You thinking of making a trip to WV?

      • tiredoftea November 8th, 2014 at 10:50 pm

        Yes, for the water! And, Bob Evans meatloaf!

  2. Budda November 8th, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    mmmmm, meatloaf…with mashed potatoes and gravy. Comfort food at its best.

  3. edmeyer_able November 8th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    R.I.P. Mark (Punk)and Ann Starcher, your heirs will have tough time proving the connection.

  4. pszymeczek November 8th, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    It was either that meat loaf or this Meat Loaf…

  5. greenfloyd November 8th, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    I thought this had a certian goodness of fit…

  6. KB723 November 8th, 2014 at 6:55 pm


  7. Roctuna November 8th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    THIS is bad meatloaf

  8. Boehner-Monkey November 8th, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Remember during the 2012 campaign when Mitt Romney wore a “It’s Real Beef!” T-shirt at a Barbecue promoting beef connective tissue as a viable ingredient in ground meat?

    • rg9rts November 9th, 2014 at 7:33 am

      Pink slime??? That is back in the school diet in the mid west

  9. rg9rts November 9th, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Glad I’m veggie now