It was with the heaviest heart that I had to share news of Anne Stark’s death on New Year’s Day.
Anne was a devoted and beloved mother, sister and grandmother. A person of enormous energy and faith, extraordinarily generous with her time, and dedicated to building community. Anne managed to combine both huge kindness and the sort of no-nonsense determination which made us all sit up a bit straighter. There was hardly a single organisation in the village to which she had not given her time and talent.
She was an exceptional person, and to say that she will be greatly missed is a huge understatement.
Anne’s funeral will take place at Hallow Church on Tuesday 26th January at noon, followed by a private committal at Worcester Crematorium.
Numbers in church will be restricted to 30 and due to current COVID restrictions attendance will have to be by invitation only.
We will walk from Anne’s home to church as we have done for some other funerals in recent months. If you wish to pay your respects to Anne by lining the route to church, socially distanced, I know this would be of very great comfort to her family.
Remembering Anne-a memorial issue of the parish magazine
There is not time now to say all that we would want to say about Anne. We are planning to make the March issue of this magazine a memorial issue for her.
If you have a memory of Anne and you would like to submit a short piece to be included in the March issue, please send it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Word format as soon as possible and no later than Wednesday February 10th .
Please be aware that we may have to edit submissions.
Please continue to remember Anne and her family in your prayers.