Mary E. Stark, 89, Avon representative, active in Sing-Out Lancaster, enjoyed dancing

By on December 30, 2014

Mary E. Stark, 89, former Cabbage Hill resident and a lifelong resident of Lancaster County, entered into the Promised Land Dec. 19, 2014 at LutherCare, Lititz.

Mary was one of four daughters borne of the marriage of the late Robert Houston Adams and the late Evelyn Marrow Adams. She was predeceased by her first husband: John William Bloom; her second husband: Earl Leroy Stark; and sisters: Esther Eugenie Adams Wise and Evelyn Roberta Adams Pfautz.

Surviving are her three children: William George Bloom, Susan E. Bloom Woerner, and Thomas Douglas Bloom; a sister: Dorothy Marie Adams Barr, wife of Clarence; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; plus nieces and nephews.

In her younger days and even into her retirement years, Mary loved dancing to Big Bands and attended dances from Chester to York counties. She was employed for many years at the former Schick Electric and the former Armstrong Closure Plant. She was also active in the Sing-Out Lancaster organization in the 1960s. In later years, she enjoyed selling Avon Products to many of her English and Amish neighbors after moving to the Gordonville area in the mid-1970s.

There will be no viewing, but friends and relatives can attend a celebration of Mary’s life “Sauerday,” Jan. 3 at 11:30 a.m. Visitation begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Luther Acres Chapel, 400 St. Luke Drive, Lititz. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

The family thanks the LutherCare Agape Way staff for the loving care they have provided to our Mamie for the last several years.

Please omit flowers but consider making a contribution in Mary’s name to the LutherCare Agape Way Section, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, PA 17543-2224.

To send an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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