STARK, Ruth Mahaffey|
Ruth Mahaffey Stark was born on November 11, 1928 to A.J. Mahaffey and Eugenia Mathews-Mahaffey in Harrisville, Mississippi. Her husband of 67 years, J. Clifford Stark, two daughters, and her three grandchildren were at her side on Saturday, April 5, 2014 as Heaven's Angels carried her to God's Forever Loving and Healing Arms.
Many of God's children were blessed over the years by her Christian services of helping others in their time of need, with her generous heart and wonderful cooking. She was passionate about her church and served for many years on the Altar Guild at various Episcopal Churches. She also enjoyed sewing, reading, dancing, a competitive game of bridge, and a nice glass of wine.
Ruth was preceded in her departure from this earth by her parents, her brothers, Aubrey and Alton, and her sisters, Clayton and Murlee. She is survived by her brothers, Powell D. and Robert Mahaffey; her loving husband, Cliff Stark; daughters, Catherine Stark and Suzanne Hale; three grandchildren, Buster Graybill, Mandy Pate, and Courtney Hale; and three great-granddaughters, Ashlyn, Savanna, and Jaycee.
Private family services will be held at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, you may donate (by mail) to the Texas Local Chapter
, 3520 Executive Center Dr., Suite 140, Austin, TX 78731; website -alz.org or call 1.800.272.3900.
Ruth is loved dearly by all of her family and friends, and will be missed.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2014