Virginia Stark

Virginia Irene Stark, 79, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at Phelps County Regional Medical Center.

She was born March 23, 1929, in Bakersfield, Calif., daughter of Everett and Cora Mae Coat Nelson. She and Kenneth Stark were married June 25, 1946.

She grew up in the Montauk area and walked five miles to her rural school. She worked at the Ozark Walnut Factory in Houston during the 1970s.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; a half sister, Gladine Donley; and a great-grandson.

Survivors include five daughters, Clilva Vasquez of Laredo, Texas, Cledith Green of Springfield and Clarice Bowman, Cleta Dean and Claudia Fry of Houston; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services were Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Evans Funeral Home with Wesley Wallace officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made at

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