Shirley May Stark, 83, of Hematite died Nov. 9, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City. Ms. Stark had worked at the Villas retirement center in De Soto. She was a member of First Christian Church of Hematite, VFW Post 3777 Auxiliary and the Red Hat Society. Born March 28, 1936, in Hematite, she was the daughter of the late Isador and Minnie (Medley) Ogle. She was preceded in death by her husband: Elmer Stark.
She is survived by a son: Dale Stark of Hematite; dear friend Mary Day of Hematite; former daughters-in-law Julie Stark of Hematite and Rhonda Stark of Farmington; five grandchildren: Jennifer (Chad) Smith, Jason Stark, Cody (Maleah Green) Stark, Jesse Stark and Meghan (Christopher Gustavson) Stark; and four great-grandchildren: Madison Smith, Riley Smith, Daxx Stark and London Stark.
She was preceded in death by a son: Terry Stark; and two brothers: Lloyd and Harold Ogle.
A funeral service was held Nov. 12 at First Christian Church in Hematite. Burial was in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church of Hematite. Arrangements were under the direction of Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus.