March 23, 1944 ~ March 20, 2018
Stanley Eugene Stark was born March 23, 1944 in Harper, Kansas, one of three boys born to J. Aubrey and Verena (Bridgess) Stark. Stan was a graduate of Anthony High School Class of 1962. He was a member of the Class of 1968 at Wichita State, while also serving in the National Guard.
In 1985, Stan was united in marriage with Cheryl Ann Berry in Anthony, Kansas. On the opening day of hunting season 1985, they were blessed to welcome their son Christopher into the world, joining the family with Cheryl’s children. Stan and Cheryl were also blessed enough to raise their grandchild, Harley Danyelle, who they were able to adopt.
Stan worked tirelessly beside his father and brothers growing up on their dairy farm, then traveled for sales and management positions with multiple companies before returning closer to home for work. Stan finished his career with Nicholas Water Service and Cooperrider Sales. Despite being ready to retire, it didn’t stop Stan from continuing to work in support of Cheryl’s catering service, where you could always find him manning the grill.
Stan was a proud member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and enjoyed catching up with his brothers at alumni events and on the phone. Additionally, Stan loved to hunt, fish, play golf, read, photograph anything he could, watch his kids and grandkids in all their activities, and his daily lunches at Friendship Meals.
On March 20, 2018, Stan passed away at the Harper Hospital; 3 days shy of his 74th birthday. He was preceded in death by his parents J. Aubrey and Verena Stark, step-mother Grace Montague-Stark, step-son Dennis Winkelman, and the in-laws he loved very much Nicholas and Bertha Berry.
He will be greatly missed by his wife Cheryl and daughter Harley Danyelle, of the home; son Christopher and husband Tony of Freehold, New Jersey; brothers Sid Stark and his wife Linda of Wichita, Kansas, and Robert Stark of Houston, Texas; his grandchildren, Easton, Cheyenne, Drake; and a host of relatives and friends.
The Memorial Service will take place on Sunday, March 25th at 2pm at the First Baptist Church in Anthony with the Reverend Warren Stanton officiating. Private inurnment will take place by the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jana’s Campaign (an organization dedicated to the education and prevention of gender and relationship violence) or The 5th Quarter (a local campaign to offer safe fun for high school students after all home sporting events)—all memorials may be sent in care of Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell, Kansas 67022
So sorry to hear this, Cheryl
Janell Sealy - 03/22/2018
So sorry to hear this, Cheryl. Prayers for you and your family
Our thoughts and prayers are
Tom and Tanis L... - 03/22/2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Thoughts and Prayers are with
Gale Hill - 03/22/2018
Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family.
Don and Marla Gebers - 03/22/2018
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. You and your husband raised a couple of really great kids. I know you and they will miss him dearly. I will pray for you and your family.
My thoughts and prayers and
Marcy Kastens - 03/22/2018
My thoughts and prayers and with you and your family.
Kim Osborne - 03/22/2018
I am so sorry for your loss!! Thinking of you and your family
Dear Cheryl & loved ones
Ron & Diana Bonham - 03/22/2018
Thinking of you...So Sorry for your loss...
Cheryl and Family,
Marsha Carothers - 03/23/2018
So sad for you~~ Please know we're thinking of you in your loss~~ May God bless and comfort you during this sorrowful time and the days to come. heart
Bob, Sid and Chris
Dave Hall - 03/23/2018
So very sorry for your loss.
Carolyn Stevens - 03/23/2018
So sorry to hear of your loss, may God comfort your hearts.
Knew Stanley from Highschool.
Barbara Harding - 03/23/2018
Cheryl,so sorry about Stan. Prayers and hugs to you and yours.
Cheryl, I am so sorry tho
Diana Christy Woodle - 03/24/2018
Cheryl, I am so sorry tho hear of Stan's passing. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Becky Detwiler ... - 03/24/2018
So sorry to hear about Stan.. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
Thoughts and prayers are with
Jaynine Warner - 03/26/2018
Thoughts and prayers are with the Stark family at this time. God Bless.
Cheryl and family
Mary (Rhodes) Gesing - 04/02/2018
Thinking of you in this time of grief and hoping you can cherish your good memories to get you through.