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Marjorie Ellen Stark

November 28, 2014
Reinbeck Courier

Marjorie Ellen Stark, age 88 of Charleston, Ill. passed away at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. A celebration of Marge's life was held Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Ashmore United Presbyterian Church in Ashmore, Ill. Inurnment will be in Iowa at a later date. Her family requests that in lieu of flowers, thoughtful donations in her honor be made to the Ashmore United Presbyterian Church or to the Illinois Cottey College Scholarship Fund. Gifts may be mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Dr., Charleston, IL 61920.

Marge Stark was the fourth of six children, born to the hardworking Blackhawk County, Iowa farm family of George and Lucy (Pratt) Glasener on December 13, 1925.

Marge married Russ Stark on June 25, 1948. Marge and Russ touched many lives in their 50 years of ministry with the Presbyterian Church USA. Russ preceded Marge in death on November 22, 2011.

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Marge's survivors include sons: Ric Stark of Ocean View, Hawaii, Jeff Stark of Storm Lake, Iowa, Dick and Lucy Stark of Charleston, Ill.; six grandchildren and their families, Katie and Jason Crichton (Maggie, Charlie, Ethan), Dan Stark and Sarah Peterson, Chuck Stark and Wendy Clinard (Sophia), Kelly and Ryan Lawrence (Noah, Eli), Ryan Stark, Mike Stark; a sister, Ann and Gene Hultman; a sister Alice Glasener; a brother-in-law, Glenn Stark; and a sister-in-law, Joann Kerkove. In addition to her parents and husband Marge was preceded in death by a sister, Hattie Eslinger and two brothers, Bill and Dale Glasener.

Marge's complete obituary and memorial website is available at where condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on obituaries.



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