Mary Joan (Stark) Laughrige
Mary Joan (Stark) Laughrige of Deltona, Florida died on February 6, 2022, after a short illness.
She was born January 23, 1933, in Atwood, CO. to Vera Diel and Lloyd McBride. She married Dr. Craig D. Stark on September 6, 1952, in Des Moines, IA. He died on August 11, 1980. She then married Robert J. Laughrige on February 20, 1982, in Ottumwa, IA. He died on February 11, 2000.
Joan graduated from Eaton High School, Eaton, CO, and attended Colorado State University. She lived in Traer, Ottumwa, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa for many years before moving to Deltona, Florida in 2019 to be near family. She was previously employed by Iowa State University, First Community Bank and Trust in Traer, and Union Bank and Trust Co. in Ottumwa before retiring in 1990.
She was a former deacon, elder and member of First Presbyterian Church in Ottumwa and a member of Cedar Hills Community Church in Cedar Rapids, IA. She was a member of PEO Chapter HC. Special enjoyment came from her family, church, friends, bridge, mah jongg, college sports (football and basketball) and all music but especially jazz.
She is survived by a son: John (Tina) Stark of Phoenix, AZ; daughters: Dana Pherigo of Ottumwa, IA; Darla (Paul) Bastron of Kenosha, WI; Dr. Jennifer (Kevin) Johnson of DeBary, FL; and Carrie (Keith) Douglas of Cumming, GA.
She is survived by grandchildren: Heather (Ryan) Thompson of Ottumwa, IA, Lucas (Annemarie) Johnson of Wheeling, IL, Katie (Steven) Kerlin of Jacksonville, FL, Philip (Ashley) Bastron of Winston-Salem, NC, Patrick (Jen) Bastron of Racine, WI, Kyle Johnson of Salt Springs, FL, Lauren (Jacob Goodpasture) Douglas of Atlanta, GA, and Samantha Douglas of Cumming, GA. She is also survived by 7 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Joan is survived by a brother, Stanley Haywood of Lanagan, MO.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; son, James Stark (3/19/18); granddaughter, Anessa Pherigo; and son-in-law, Harold Pherigo.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at Cedar Hills Community Church in Cedar Rapids, IA. Family will greet friends from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the church before the service.
Burial will be at Buckingham Cemetery in Traer, IA. Memorials may be directed to Cedar Hills Community Church in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Online condolences can be left at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.