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Obituary for Dell "Maurine" Stark

Maurine Stark, 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday July 9th at Westhaven Community
Center in Boone, Iowa. Per her request, she will be cremated and a private family graveside service will be held at a
later date.

Maurine Poulson Stark was born on August 24, 1924 to Lester and Irene Poulson in Stratford,
Iowa. Stratford was home to Maurine for most of her life, graduating there in 1941. She
continued her education at the American Institute of Business in Des Moines, playing
basketball for the college.

In 1943 she married Leon "Bud" Stark. This union produced two daughters, Janis Anderson
of Boone, Iowa and Janell (Paul) Wellhausen of Glen Carbon, Illinois. Maurine was blessed
with 7 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 9 great great grandchildren. Maurine was a farmer's wife for most of her marriage. She also worked as office manager for Stratford Mutual Telephone Company until her retirement. She was an active member of Calvary United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary, always ready to volunteer or serve when needed.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Bud in 1998, her sister Ardell Johnson, sonin-
law Tom Anderson and grandson Travis Anderson.


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