Marilyn and Donald Stark

By Merri Hanjora

August 9, 2014

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stark, of Lima, will celebrate 60 years of marriage Aug. 14, 2014. An open house is planned from 1 to 4 p.m., Aug. 17, 2014, at the Firehouse, in Harrod.

Stark and the former Marilyn Malott were married Aug. 14, 1954 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lafayette, by the Rev. Myrton Packer.

They are the parents of three sons, Randall (Linda) Stark, of Traverse City, MI, Brian (Janet) Stark, of Dublin, Sean Stark, of Columbus; and two daughters, Valerie Parkins and Christal Ford, both of Lima. They have 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Stark is a Korean War veteran and retired from Ford Motor Company, Lima Engine Plant. His wife is a representative of Primerica Financial Services and is a self-employed, published author.