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Joanne Robertson Stark

March 19, 1936 ~ November 15, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Joanne Robertson Stark Obituary

Joanne Robertson Stark (87) of Cicero, Indiana passed away on November 15, 2023 after a short illness.

She was born on March 19, 1936 to Dan and Dollie Robertson in St. Louis, MO. Early in her life she used to love to play sports and was an accomplished pianist. After graduating from Brentwood High School in 1954, she began dating Harold (Bud) Stark, Jr. and was married to him in November, 1956. She and Bud were married 67 years.

For their first few years of marriage, Joanne worked to help support the two of them and put Bud through college. In 1959, they welcomed their first daughter, Debby, and then Scott in 1962, Kathy in 1964 and in 1969 welcomed Steve into their family. Once their children were old enough, Joanne started working for Avon and was a Regional Manager in Kokomo, IN for 10 years. The main reason for working at Avon was to be able to take her whole family on Ambassadair Vacation trips. After the children grew up they added grandchildren: Lyndsay (Aaron) Link, Erin (Chad) Hunt, Casy (Ryan) Flatley, KC Foster, Megan (Brandon)Foutz, Michael (Katie) Stark and Brittany Stark, as well as, Great Grandchildren Gracie, Claire, Vaughn, Ava, Breah, Owen and Remy.

She couldn’t do enough for her family. Once a month she would have a birthday party for that month’s worth of birthdays. She loved cooking and planning birthdays and holidays.

Joanne was preceded in death by her husband, Bud, both her parents, her sister Susie Robertson, brother-in-law Joe ( Shorty) Stark, and son-in-law Dave Arens. She is survived by Debby Stark, Scott (Kaye) Stark, Kathy Arens, Steve (Bambi) Stark, her sister-in-law, Barbie Stark, as well as, Barbie’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Joanne and Bud were members of Noblesville First Presbyterian Church, 1207 Conner St., Noblesville, IN.  Services will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 with visitation from 10:00am to 12:00pm and funeral service at 12:00pm.  Refreshments and further gathering time available after service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the church.

Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home Cicero Chapel, 209 W. Jackson Street, Cicero, IN  46034.  You may send condolences at


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November 28, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Noblesville
1207 Conner St.
Noblesville, IN 46060

Funeral Service
November 28, 2023

12:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Noblesville
1207 Conner St.
Noblesville, IN 46060


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