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Rosalie Stark

d. April 22, 2016

Rosalie Stark, daughter of deceased parents Harry J. and June Custer, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at Worthington Christian Village, where she resided for 17 years following the death of her husband James Stark after their 62-year marriage. She was 100 years old. She was the devoted mother of daughter Joyce Stark Brown and her husband Daniel of Columbus and of son James Stark, Jr. and his wife Anna Mae of Rural Valley, PA. She was the loving grandmother of Kristen Brown, Kerry Rubadue and her husband John, Korey Brown and his wife Andrea Graumlich-Brown, Stephanie Poling and her husband Scott, and Rebeccah Anderson and her husband Steve. She was the dear great-grandmother of Emily, Rachel and Abigail Rubadue and Franco Poling.

After living for 83 years in Blairsville, Jeannette and Indiana PA, Rosalie seamlessly adapted to her new surroundings in Columbus by being welcomed warmly into both Worthington Christian Village and the Order of the Eastern Star. She had been a long-time Sunday School Teacher at the United Church of Christ in Jeannette, PA and the Grace United Methodist Church in Indiana, PA, so being able to attend religious services at WCV was very important to her. She had taken several creative writing courses at Indiana University of PA, so becoming an award-winning contributor to the Writer's Group at WCV was very fulfilling.

She was long -time member and Past Worthy Matron of James W. Orr Chapter 467 in Jeannette PA and held several offices in Indiana PA Chapter 299 and Corinthian Chapter 393 in Columbus OH. She also was a former member of Amaranth and the White Shrine of Jerusalem.

Rosalie will be remembered by all who knew her for her beautiful smile and infectious laugh. She has fought the good fight, she has finished the race. She has kept the faith.

The family wishes to thank Eastern Star Corinthian Chapter 393 for the kindnesses its sisters extended through visits, cards, gifts and transportation, and especially the outpouring of love shown on her recent 100th birthday.

Most importantly the family extends gratitude and prayers to the entire Worthington Christian Village staff for its outstanding competent and compassionate care, particularly the 6th and 7th floor Assisted Living and Skilled Care nursing staffs, aids, social workers, activities directors, therapists, clergy, volunteers, dining room, maintenance , etc. WCV is truly a caring community.

There will be no public services. A private family celebration of life will be held with final resting place in Allegheny County Memorial Park in PA.

If desired, contributions may be made to Worthington Christian Village, 165 Highbluffs Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235.

Arrangements by GRAUMLICH FUNERAL HOME, 1351 S. High St., Columbus, Ohio. To sign and view Rosalie's online guest book please visit

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