Pauline Virginia “Pat” Stark, 98, of Paris, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Gainesville, Fla. She retired from Unarco in Paris. …
Pauline Virginia “Pat” Stark, 98, of Paris, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Gainesville, Fla. She retired from Unarco in Paris.
A graveside memorial service celebrating Mrs. Stark’s life is at a later time. Her burial is in Edgar Cemetery.
Mrs. Stark was born Jan. 5, 1922, at Paris, the daughter of the late Harley and Anna Haase Hamblin. She married Richard A. Eads in 1941. She later married Jack P. Stark on Oct. 1, 1972, in Paris, and he preceded her in death on July 11, 2016.
She is survived by a cousin Patsy Haase Stevens of Carrollton, Texas; other survivors include four children, Richard Pancho (Syble) Eads of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Yuana V. Eads (Bryan) of Gainesville, Fla., Robert M. (Pandora) Eads of Sebring, Fla., Timur J. (Catherine) Eads of Purcellville, Va.; two stepchildren, Steve (Bonny) Stark of Ashmore and Stan (Missy) Stark of Paris; 10 grandchildren, David Eads of Columbus, Ind., Nicole (Brian) Caruso of Warrenton, Va., Jessica Eads of Purcellville, Va., Amanda (James) Howard of Richmond, Va, Brian (Kelly) Brown of Greenwood, Ind., Amy (Mike) Bird of Madison, Ind., Kelsey Stark (fiancé, Nathan Pollard) of Ashmore, Ashley Stark of Ashmore, Laine (Victor) Jaures of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Skylar Stark of Paris; eight great-grandchildren, Griffin Caruso of Warrenton, Va., Tim Bird of Madison, Ind., Chris Bird of Portsmouth, Va., Shelby and Ashley Brown of Greenwood, Ind., William Henry Jaures Stark of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Preston and Owen Pollard of Ashmore, Ind.; niece, Sheryl Hamblin (Rodney) Chambers of Branson, Mo.; and nephews, George (Linda) Hamblin of Roscoe and John (Kathaleen) Hamblin of Terre Haute, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her brother, George Bernard Hamblin on Aug. 4, 2002
Mrs. Stark was a member of the First Christian Church of Paris. She was a 1939 graduate of Paris High School, where she was known to have “a smile for every girl and two for every boy.” She was generous with her time and volunteered for many years in a number of causes, including Relay for Life, Compassionate Food Pantry, Crestwood Eagle Helpers and Meals on Wheels. She was a 36-year snowbird in Lake Placid, Fla. where she enjoyed many lifelong friends, volunteering, golfing, walking and bicycling and enjoying the winter sunshine. She was an accomplished baker and shared her coveted peanut butter and snickerdoodle cookies. Her ready smile and kind words will be sorely missed by many of all ages.
One of Mrs. Stark’s greatest joys was the love of her family, and her proudest achievement was her role as mother to six fortunate and grateful kids. She was a legend.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Christian Church of Paris.
Online condolences at https://milamfh.com/testimonial/pauline-v-pat-stark/ or cards may be mailed to P. O. Box 357043, Gainesville, FL 32635.