Phyllis Lark

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Phyllis M. Lark, nee Stark, 92, of Belleville, IL, born March 30, 1931, in Sparta, IL, died Sunday, December 24, 2023, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

Phyllis was a mother of two, but was simply known as mom to many. She never met a stranger. Phyllis was a homemaker and loved to crochet in her spare time. She was a member of Trinty United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Melvin W. Lark, whom she married on August 6, 1950, and who died on September 24, 2014; a son, David Lark; her parents, William D. and Vivian, nee Dickey, Stark; and her brother, Ray Stark.

Surviving are her daughter, Nancy (Dan) Schwaegel of Belleville, IL; daughter-in-law, Debbie Lark of Barnhart, MO; four grandchildren, Cassie (Eric) Faust, Jessica (Aaron) Heuszel, Nicholas Schwaegel (Hanna Voss), and Natalie Schwaegel; four great-grandchildren, A.J. and Paige Heuszel, and Haley and Macey Faust; and other dear family members.

Memorials may be made to the East Side Volunteer Fire Department, Hospice of Southern Illinois, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, December 28, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 29, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 29, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Tim Powers-Reed officiating.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

 

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11 Comments on Phyllis Lark

Kathy Range said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2024 at 10:28 AM

So sorry for your loss

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Cathy Rubin said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2024 at 10:20 AM

Nancy- I will always remember your Mom with being such a sweet and loving person. My deepest sympathy to you and family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Don and Kaye Jerashen said : Guest Report Jan 01, 2024 at 6:54 AM

Debbie and family, so sorry to learn about her death. Condolences to you and your family.

  • O Fallon
  • Il
Cherie said : Guest Report Dec 29, 2023 at 11:31 AM

Nancy I’m so sorry for your loss. Phyllis was a wonderful person, friend, cousin. I’m so grateful she was part of our family. Mom always said she was more of a sister than cousin. We will miss her so very much. We are here for you whenever needed. Love you.

  • Morehead City
  • NC
Richard Stark said : Guest Report Dec 27, 2023 at 7:20 PM

My condolences to you Nancy and your family. Your mother was a great lady. She always laughed about being a Stark before becoming a Lark. She will truly be missed. Love and prayers to you and the family.

  • Porter
  • TX
Karen said : Guest Report Dec 27, 2023 at 1:50 PM

Nancy thinking of you at this time. Sending prayers.

  • Elizabethtown
  • PA
Peggy Sandage said : Guest Report Dec 27, 2023 at 12:44 PM

My condolences to her family. She was so sweet. I will miss visiting with her. Easy to talk to. Finger nails always polished. Sharp mind. I admired her

  • Belleville
  • IL
Liz Sullivan said : Guest Report Dec 26, 2023 at 9:13 PM

So sorry for your loss. Phyllis was a wonderful Mom & Grandmother & a great person to know.

  • Highland
  • IL
Jill Weik said : Guest Report Dec 26, 2023 at 8:39 PM

So sorry to hear this, thoughts and prayers to you Nancy and your family

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Sandra Krug said : Guest Report Dec 26, 2023 at 8:30 PM

I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom and grandmother Phyllis Lark. She was a lovely and gracious lady. We had many special visits together, and I will really miss her. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Carolyn & Ralph Wottowa said : Guest Report Dec 26, 2023 at 4:26 PM

Nancy and family We were so sorry to read of your Mom’s death on Sunday. She must have been a very special Mom to raise the wonderful daughter you are. May special memories bring you comfort in the days ahead

  • O’Fallon
  • Il

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