Eleanor (Hollis) Stark, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Concord Hospital, in Concord, surrounded by her family.
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Mrs. Stark was born Oct. 14, 1933, in Concord, the daughter of the late Franklin and Eleanor (Slaker) Hollis. She was a lifelong resident of Concord.
Mrs. Stark was president of the Concord League of Women Voters 1962 to 1964 and the New Hampshire League of Women Voters 1969 to 1973, was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1974 and served in the state Legislature from 1979 to 1983. She was a strong supporter of the Concord community. She served as trustee of the New Hampshire Historical Society for 16 years and was the longest serving volunteer. She served on board of trustees of the Concord Library, board of directors of Concord Savings Bank, and was active in the Community Concerts, Friends of the Concord City Auditorium, Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and others.
Her true passion was embroidery, and she created unique and impressive Asian-inspired pieces that would oftentimes take hundreds of hours to complete before expanding to Erté and her own designs. She exhibited her work at the Kimball-Jenkins Estate, the Mill Brook Gallery and the Sharon Arts Center. She also enjoyed collecting art glass and traveling.
Members of her family include her two daughters, Leslie Eleanor Seymour of Massachusetts and Kimball S. Loomis of Minnesota; two grandchildren, Ryan and Amy Eleanor Loomis; and a brother, Allen Hollis of Florida.
The family thanks the caring and helpful staff at Concord Hospital, who helped her final hours to be a peaceful and loving experience for her and her family.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park St., in Concord. The family will share their thoughts and memories beginning at 2 p.m.
Those who wish to may make memorial gifts to the New Hampshire Historical Society in memory of Mrs. Stark.
Published in The Concord Monitor from June 1 to June 2, 2014