John Scott Stark

September 8, 1951August 27, 2015

John “Scott” Stark, 63, of Belleville, Illinois, formerly of Davenport, Iowa, born September 8, 1951, in Davenport, Iowa, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015, in Belleville, Illinois.

Scott retired from civil service after 30 years of service with the Department of Defense. He was a longtime member of Metro East Christian Fellowship Church in O’Fallon, Illinois. He was a former member of the Kaaba Shriners in Davenport, Iowa and the Moolah Shriners in St. Louis, Missouri. He was an avid sports fan, especially his beloved; Hawkeyes, Cardinals, and Packers. He was a baseball coach with the Metro East Baseball League, coaching out of the O’Fallon Parks and Recreation Department. He also was an avid bowler; participating in many leagues over the years. But what he enjoyed the most was, his family, he loved time spent with his loving wife, children, and grandchildren. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard G. Stark and Sharri A. Pheiffer; and his step-father, Charles J. Pheiffer, Jr.

Surviving are his loving wife of 35 years, Cindy Stark, of Belleville, Illinois; his children Chad Stark, of Iowa, Ryan (Darice) Stark, of New Jersey; and Suzanne (Rob) Cade, of Illinois; his seven grandchildren, Kelsey, Kayla, Kai, Ryan, Cristian, Emily, and Jonathan; his two aunts, Wanda (Harlan) Walker and Sue (Al) Kelly, both of Iowa; and many nieces, nephews, former baseball players and friends.

Memorials are appreciated to the care of the family. Condolences may also be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at Metro East Christian Fellowship Church, in O’Fallon, Illinois, and from 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, September 3, 2015, at the church.

Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, September, 3, 2015 at the church with Pastor Rich Bessett officiating.


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 2, 2015
  • Visitation Thursday, September 3, 2015
  • Memorial Service Thursday, September 3, 2015

John Scott Stark

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January 26, 2016

Sorry for your loss, John was a very kind soul and will be missed!!! Clarkson Eyecare/Shiloh

Deb Hoffman

September 3, 2015

Cindy, we are thinking of you and your family at this sad time. John was a beautiful person who truly cared for his fellow man. May God bless you.

Andrea Fennell

September 2, 2015

Cindy, Melvin and I are thinking about you during this most difficult time. You have our most deepest sympathies and condolences. We know you are grieving but we wish you peace and comfort during this most difficult time.

September 2, 2015

Cindy, we are taken aback about Scott's passing. May all the many years of happy times together with family & friends be a comfort to you. Our thoughts are with you & your family. Konrad & Betty Henkel

John Hinckley

September 2, 2015

I am so sorry to hear of Scott's passing. He was always a good friend and we shared a love of sports. He and I were student managers of the West High basketball team when he was a junior and I was a senior. We worked hard but had a good time too. My thoughts are with Cindy and the rest of your family.

Sandra Basinger

September 2, 2015

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Stark. Our family has known him for many years, both from work in the clinic to the O'Fallon baseball league. Rest in Peace.
The Basinger-Overla Family

Tom Brammann

September 2, 2015

I have known Scott since kindergarden at Wilson School. He was always a good friend. I was blessed to see him show up at a church that I was attending about 4 years ago. Unknown to me, his daughter was attending that church and Scott was in town visiting. I was pleasantly surprised to see him again after all of these years. RIP Scott!

Mary (Moran) Reiter

September 2, 2015

I only knew Scott from High School, but I do remember him and his smile. I am very sorry for your loss.

Craig Nord

September 1, 2015

So sorry for your loss. The loss of another classmate is hard to belive.

Anthony Pecoraro

September 1, 2015

Our most Spiritual Condolences from Phylis and Tony Pecoraro. We send prayers and sympathy to Cindy and her whole family. God Bless John Scott Stark, Cindy and the entire family. I will miss not seeing Scott, as we always called him, at future high school reunions.