Gladine Louise Stark

  • Born: July 11, 1920
  • Died: July 15, 2017
  • Location: Arcadia, Missouri

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Pilot Knob, MO 63663

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Gladine Louise Stark of Arcadia, Missouri passed away July 15, 2017 at the age of 97 years. She was born July 11, 1920 in Sabula, Missouri the daughter of the late John Robert and Minnie Raymoth (Huff) Lewis.
On June 6, 1942 she was united in marriage to Arthur "Corky" Stark who preceded her in death on January 25, 2010. To this union two children were born; Arthur L. Stark and wife, Margaret of Roselle, Missouri and Patsy Smith of Arcadia Missouri. In addition to her children, Gladine is survived by two sisters; Tenna Bell (Clinton) Crocker of Ironton, Missouri and Imogene Allmon of Springfield, Missouri, five grandchildren; David Stark and wife Anitra of Ironton, Tim Stark of Ironton, Jennifer Cain and husband, David stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, Kelly Silvy and husband Michael of Arcadia, Pam Cissell Aman and husband, Rod of St. Charles, six great grandchildren; Alex Stark, Logan, Dalton, and Darien Cain, Noah, Elijah, and Josiah Silvy.
Gladine was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Corky Stark, her brother, Marvin Lon Lewis and five sisters; Edna Lewis, Patsy Lou (Harold) Scaggs, Lucille (Orville) Dennison, Ruth Botkins Greenhill and Pauline (David) Meadows.
Gladine was a 1938 graduate of Annapolis High School. She became a member of the Arcadia Valley United Methodist Church in 1950 and she participated in the Albright Sunday School Class. In 1953, she started the Dairy Cream on Main Street in Ironton. The following year she and Corky purchased a Dairy Queen franchise which they owned and operated in Arcadia for twenty-one years.
In 1952 she began her long and fulfilling journey in the Order of the Eastern Star that took her to become the Worthy Grand Matron for the State of Missouri in 1969. She also served as the Grand Treasurer as well as on various other committees for the O.E.S. She and Corky belonged to the Do-Si-Do's square dance club. In 1975 she owned a dress shop, Pat's Fashionland along with her daughter, Pat. Gladine loved people and she lived her life to the fullest.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I got to know both Gladine and Arthur through my office. I always enjoyed visiting with them and I will miss Gladine dearly.

Posted by Thomas LaMartina - Farmington, MO - Friend   December 19, 2017

Pat, Art and Margaret
I was so sorry to hear of your loss and am so sorry. Gladine was a super of a kind!
Our sincere sympathy to you all and prayers for strength as you go through this difficult time.

John and Shirley Zapf

Posted by Shirley Zapf - Bismarck, MO - Friend   July 20, 2017

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Gladine gave me my first job at the Dairy Queen at 15 years old. Learned a lot from her. Mom enjoyed bring in Eastern Star with her also serving as Grand Matron when Gladine was Worthy Grand Matron. I know she will be missed. She touched so many lives.

Posted by Anna McDowell LaPlant - Acquaintance   July 20, 2017

So sorry for you loss. Loved Ms. Gladine. So glad she lived a full life full of so much love.

Posted by Denise Anderson - Pilot knob, MO - Family Friend   July 17, 2017


Where do I begin???? I went to work at the Dairy Queen at the age 15. Gladine was one of my favorite people. The Starks have always been great!!! She will be missed and I love you Gladine!!!!

Posted by Sherry Bennett - Pilot Knob, MO - Friend   July 17, 2017

I was blessed to have gotten to know Mrs. Stark through my classmate, her daughter, Patsy. This was one of those families who made Arcadia Valley a better place, through their community service and businesses. I remember not only the milk deliveries to our door, but then the wonderful Daily Queen where so many of us enjoyed Mrs. Starks delicious ice cream treats and where she employed many AV students. Years later when I returned back to the Valley for vacations, I saw Mrs. Stark again at her shop in the former AV Drug store on Main Street. It was always a highlight of my trip home to stop and visit with her and catch up on our families. I was happy to see a nice article about their family's Century farm a few years ago in the Mt Echo.

Mrs. Stark was well loved by her family, friends, and community and will be missed. I'm sure she is telling Mr. Stark all the family news he's been waiting to hear. Thank you for the wonderful memories you left so many of us. Our loss is now heaven's gain.

Posted by Donna Brooks Higgins - Tempe, AZ - Friend   July 17, 2017

It was an honor to meet Gladine Stark about 4 or 5 years ago at an Official Reception of the Grand Chapter of Missouri, OES, in Farmington. It was such an privilege to be the Conductress that night and introduce both Gladine (WGM 1969) and Joyce Hartoebben (WGM 2007).

Thanks to her family for allowing her to be a member of OES for so many years. We only hope that her daughters and grand-daughters can continue the OES traditions. We hope she received a sea of cards on her 97 birthday last week, it was announced across the state.

Peace be with you.
God Bless and Star Love Always,

Posted by Karen Dixon - Arnold, MO - Friend   July 16, 2017

So sorry for your family's loss. Sending prayers for peace and comfort. God Bless

Posted by Dana Tripp - Ironton, MO - Family Friend   July 16, 2017

Too many incredible memories of time down in Arcadia with Gladine, Corky, Art and Pat to list. To describe what is saw within the family in one word would be Joyful! Everyone worked very hard but had smiles on their faces. Godspeed Aunt Gladine. You will be missed by all.

Posted by John Albert Dennison - Oak Grove, MO and Charlotte, - Family   July 16, 2017