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Donna Stark

June 12, 1941 ~ July 22, 2020 (age 79)

Obituary

Donna Lee (Reed) Stark, daughter of Oscar Clifford Reed & Loreen Bartrona (Scadden) Reed, was born in Iowa City, Iowa on June 12, 1941. Donna was raised around Van Wert & Grand River. She also spent most of her life in Kellerton.

She was united in marriage on April 19, 1958 to Marion ‘Zeke’ Stark. They enjoyed 56 years together and had 6 children. With this union, she watched 3 generations born to this family equaling 62 people. Donna spent most of her life raising children and working as a CNA. She also owned and ran the Kellerton Cafe and helped Marion at Kellerton Oil and Tire as a bookkeeper. Donna  enjoyed watching birds in the yard and planting flowers. She also liked to go to garage sales, bingo, craft shows, and running around with her niece Vickie Ross. Donna was an amazing cook and loved to collect cookbooks. Most of all, she loved being around the grandkids.

Donna passed away July 22, 2020 at Clearview Nursing Home surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her husband Zeke; parents Oscar & Loreen Reed; parents-in-law Neil & Goldie Stark; sister Bonnie & husband Jackie Ross; brother Gene Reed; brother-in-law Melvin Doolittle; nephew Donnie Ross; great grandkids Noah Johnathan Edwards, Ava Jaibree Frost, and Gatlyn Lee Nall.  

Those  left to cherish her memory include children Mike and wife Brenda Stark of Kellerton, Jacki Stark of Kellerton, Billy and wife Christina Stark of Kellerton, Janie Stark of Mt. Ayr, Denny Stark of Leon, and Joe and wife Tammy Stark of Kellerton; 19 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren with one more on the way; sibling Judy Doolittle of Kellerton; sisters-in-law Cathy Reed of Ellston, Eloise (South) Chandler of California, Carolyn (Stark) Spicer & husband Richard of Gentry, MO; brother-in-law Darwin & Ellen Stark of King City, MO; nieces, nephews, other relatives, many good friends and "adopted" family..

Memorials are to the family to be decided later.

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Services

Graveside Service
Sunday
July 26, 2020

2:30 PM
Maple Row Cemetery
J45
Kellerton, IA 50133

Burial
Sunday
July 26, 2020

Maple Row Cemetery
J45
Kellerton, IA 50133

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