Eleanore J. Stark

Jan 21, 2021
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Eleanore June Stark, age 95, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021 of natural causes at the Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs.

Eleanore was born the daughter of Theodore and Mable (West) Castle in Waterloo on November 30, 1925.

When she was six months old, she moved with her family to Geneva, Illinois where she grew up. 

She married Eugene C. Stark on December 16, 1942 at Sheppard Field Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas; he preceded her in death on June 24, 1991.

After WWII, they moved to Evansdale and in 1979 to Cedar Falls. Since 2009, she has made her home with her daughter, Ann.

Eleanore worked for Eagle Food Stores from 1956 until she retired in 1986. 

She enjoyed traveling, often visiting her sister in Colorado, as well as other western states with her family. Even in her later years, she took a trip to Alaska with her daughter, Ann, and traveled to Boston and Florida to see her granddaughters. She stayed active by riding her bike on the Cedar Falls trails and swimming for many years. Eleanore treasured the time she spent with her grandchildren, who were born over the span of 25 years, and great-grandchildren.

Survived by two daughters, Clara (Wayne) Hinman of Clarksville and Ann (Scott Pelton) Stark of Council Bluffs; three grandchildren, Laura (Connor Durflinger) Fokkena of Boston, MA, Lisa (Eric Durrance) Fokkena of Clarksville and Lawrence (Helena Thomas) BlackCloud of Council Bluffs; two great-grandchildren, Rakaya El-Kasaby of Berlin, Germany and Clara Fokkena Durrance of Clarksville. 

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene; sister, Lucille Millett in 2002; and grandson, Dalton Eugene YoungBear in 2013.

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  1. Denise Shoultz | Jan 25, 2021
    Clara and family - My thoughts are with you and your family.  I am sure you have many memories that you can hold onto.  From my perspective, you did a nice job being there for her.  

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