Rebecca Starr Rothman

Rebecca Starr Rothman (1956-2023)

Rebecca Starr Rothman, fondly known as the “Queen of Carpet,” passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2023, at the age of 67. A beloved personality in St. Louis, Becky enchanted the hearts of many as she flew her magic carpet around the Arch, representing her esteemed carpet business, Becky’s Carpet & Tile Superstore. She was a passionate lover of life, her Dobermans, and above all, her beloved daughter. Becky’s radiant spirit, symbolized by her namesake “Starr,” will forever shine in the memories of those who knew her.

She is survived by her devoted daughter, Rachel Reynolds, whose life she touched with boundless love and guidance. Rebecca leaves behind her sister, Delores Akins (George) Raveling, and her brothers Jules Rothman, Arnold (Andrea) Rothman, Jerry (the late Deborah) Rothman and her sister-in-law, Debra Rothman.

Becky held a special place in the hearts of her nieces and nephews, whom she adored as the “loving and most beautiful aunt.” Litisha Akins Hall and Julie Wheat, along with Lee Rothman, Marc Rothman, Alex Rothman, Scott Keller, Michael Rothman, Coby Rothman, Adam Rothman, and Eric Rothman, will forever cherish the memories and love shared with their Aunt Becky.

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Rebecca was a proud “granny” to Skylee, Kelani, Kalea, Harrison, and Soleyah, as well as her cherished feline companions, Ava, Alvin, and Fievil. Her nurturing presence and unwavering love brought joy to the lives of her grandchildren.
She is also survived by numerous extended family members, friends, and fans who were touched by her warmth and genuine kindness.

Rebecca was preceded in death by her father, Murray “Maishe” Rothman, her mother, Donna Rothman, and her brother, Allan Rothman. Their memories will forever hold a special place in the hearts of those who loved them.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Heidi Joist and the compassionate staffs at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Fresenius Frontenac, and Fresenius Creve Coeur for their unwavering support and care during Rebecca’s health journey. They are especially grateful to Julie Brick-Brinley for her exceptional dedication, which allowed Rebecca to be with her loved ones for an extended time.

In honor of Rebecca’s memory, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Midwest Doberman Rescue or the National Kidney Foundation. These organizations were close to her heart, and contributions in her name will help continue the causes she held dear.

Rebecca Starr Rothman’s radiant presence will be deeply missed, but her legacy will forever be etched in the hearts of those she loved. May her memory be a blessing.

Visitation Thursday, June 1st, 9:00-10:15 AM at BERGER MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 9430 Olive Blvd. A private family graveside service will follow. Please visit for more information.