Pauline “Pat” V. Stark

Pauline “Pat” V. Stark
January 5, 1922 – July 11, 2020
Pauline Virginia Stark, 98, of Paris, Illinois, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020 at
her daughter’s home in Gainesville, Florida. She retired from Unarco in Paris. Pat was
born January S, 1922 in Paris, Illinois, the daughter of the late Harley and Anna (Haase)
Hamblin. She married Richard A. Eads in 1941. She later married Jack P. Stark on
October 1, 1972 in Paris. He preceded her in death on July 11, 2016. Her brother,
George Bernard Hamblin preceded her in death August 4, 2002. 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, Florida, Yuana V. Eads
(Bryan) of Gainesville, Florida, Robert M. (Pandora) Eads of Sebring, Florida, Timur J.
(Catherine) Eads of Purcellville, Virginia; two step-children, Steve (Bonny) Stark of
Ashmore, Illinois, and Stan (Missy) Stark of Paris, Illinois; ten grandchildren, David
Eads of Columbus, Indiana, Nicole (Brian) Caruso of Warrenton, Virginia, Jessica Eads
of Purcellville, Virginia, Amanda (James) Howard of Richmond, Virginia, Brian (Kelly)
Brown of Greenwood, Indiana, Amy (Mike) Bird of Madison, Indiana, Kelsey Stark
(fiance, Nathan Pollard) of Ashmore, Illinois, Ashley Stark of Ashmore, Illinois, Laine
(Victor) Jaures of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Skylar Stark of Paris, Illinois; eight great
grandchildren Griffin Caruso of Warrenton, Virginia, Tim Bird of Madison, Indiana, Chris
Bird of Portsmouth, Virginia, Shelby and Ashley Brown of Greenwood, Indiana, William
Henry Jaures Stark of St. Petersburg, Florida and Preston and Owen Pollard of
Ashmore, Indiana and niece Sheryl Hamblin (Rodney) Chambers of Branson, Missouri,
and nephews George (Linda) Hamblin of Roscoe, Illinois and John (Kathaleen) Hamblin
of Terre Haute, Indiana.
Pat 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. Pat was a thirty-six year snowbird in Lake Placid,
Florida 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 Pat’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.
Graveside memorial services celebrating Pat’s life will be held at a later time. Her
burial will be in the Edgar County Cemetery. For those who wish, memorials may be
made to the First Christian Church of Paris. Online condolences may be made to Milam
Funeral Home at https://milamfh.com/testimonial/pauline-v-pat-stark/ and cards
to P. O. Box 357043, Gainesville, FL 32635.

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