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Joyce M. Stark, 75

Joyce M. Stark, age 75, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 13, 2017. She was born on March 15, 1942 in Harris, Iowa to Herbert and Lucille McClain.

She loved horses, reading, and swimming. Joyce was devout in her Methodist faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents Herbert and Lucille McClain, son Vernon Grangaard and brother Harvey McClain.

She is survived by her children Rae DeMarco and Judy (Jimmy) Dobbs; her six grandchildren Stephanie, Justin, Brandy, Dustin, Gynnifer and Jimmy Jr.; her six great-grandchildren Taryn, Paige, Blake, Jed, Noah and Gracelynn. She leaves behind her brother Dick (Loretta) McClain and a sister-in-law Marsha McClain.

She will be missed dearly by her family, friends and her second family at Industrial Systems. We would like to give a special thanks to her caring boss Mike Roberts.

A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Suzy & Greg (McClain) Schock Posted August 17, 2017 9:48 PM

    You will be missed Aunt Joyce. You were a very special lady. We loved you dearly. Now you can be with your son & pester your oldest brother, Harvey, my dad. You can also be with your parents. I know I sure miss fishing with them. RIP Aunt Joyce.

  • Cindy Dobbins Posted August 18, 2017 6:44 AM

    Rae I am so very sorry and wish there was something I could do or say to ease your pain. Your mother was a wonderful person and will definetly be greatly missed. Praying for everyone.

  • Vicky Decker Posted August 18, 2017 9:06 AM

    I can’t even begin to say what a honor of being one of Joyce Starks adopted kids was. She took care of me many days and years when I need her. She was an outstanding lady ,mother,friend and role model.tThere was many days when I felt I couldn’t go any longer but with her smile and words of encouragement I went on and grew to be a lady now with a lot of her trades of loving and caring for everyone and mostly children..she will be greatly missed by many. But God had a plan for her in heaven now along side of him.I love you and we will meet again one day and I can’t wait for the Carmel corn again🙏🏻

  • Joe & Kay Peterson Posted August 18, 2017 9:13 AM

    Prayers to you and your family Judy Dobbs. We love you!

  • Valarie Miller Moffett Posted August 18, 2017 9:20 AM

    Joyce was very instrumental in my childhood because she was the first strong female role model in my life. Rest in peace Joyce.

  • Greg and Cindy Stubblefield Posted August 18, 2017 2:35 PM

    I remember Joyce as my first softball coach. Just one of the many selfless acts she did in her life.She coached so all of us kids could play softball that year and I appreciate her so much for the best part of my childhood. Joyce always brought out my best behavior with her. She was a very sweet lady and will be missed. I’m glad I was able to reconnect with her recently this year and we had a few talks on the phone before she died which were also good. I’m just happy that she doesn’t have to suffer and is in a much better place than the rest of us. I totally understand how hard this is on Rae,Judy and your kids and all I can say is that it will be more manageable as time goes on. Never easy but life goes on for the rest of us and no matter how hard it is Joyce is in heaven and her love is still watching over yall.So sorry for you guys and love you all❤️

  • Fran & Marv Jungjohan Posted August 19, 2017 3:59 PM

    Love and Sympathy to All of Joyce’s Family…

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