Obituary: Marilyn Stark


Marilyn Stark

Marilyn Jean Stark, 92, of West Branch, formerly of Davenport, passed away Monday, June 6, 2022, at Crestview Specialty Care in West Branch.  Services were Thursday, June 9, at 2 p.m. at The Runge Mortuary in Davenport.  Visitation was Thursday from noon until the service time at the mortuary. Her final resting place is in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.  Online condolences may be expressed at

Marilyn was born Feb. 11, 1930, in Davenport, the daughter of Fred M. and Alvina W. (Kracht) Randolph. She married Arlo Dean Stark on April 16, 1955, in Davenport.  He preceded her in death on April 23, 2013.  She was a loving homemaker who enjoyed gardening of all types, reading, especially romance novels and puzzle books.

Those left to cherish her memory include niece, Charlene (Brian) Roszell and nephew, Orlen (Angie) Stark, Jr., all of West Liberty; great-nephews:  Jeremy (Hollee) Roszell, Clarence; Joshua (Brittny) Roszell, West Liberty, and their children, Makenzie and Owen; Raymond Stark and fiancée Hannah Thill, Bettendorf; and Brandon Stark, Coralville.  In addition to her husband, Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents.

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