Condolence & Memory Journal


Heard the birds early this morning and thought of you. Miss you and mom so much. I know your watching over the kids. Love you. Mary

Posted by Mary Jo Stark - springfield, IL - Daughter   June 28, 2016

Hi sweety
another sleepless night without you by my side.they say time heals but almost 4 years and I am still waiting. Have all my wonderful memories and they never leave Love you so much a
just wish so sorry I couldn't, have put them into words.
Forever josn

Posted by Joan - Springfield, IL - wife   April 07, 2014


We all miss you very much. Love, Mary

Posted by Mary Jo Stark - Daughter   July 13, 2012



Posted by MARY JO STARK - DAUGHTER   July 14, 2011

Sorry to hear joe passing you have my sympathy he was my number #1 taste tester. when i worked at sam's in the demo dept loved seeing him every day.

Posted by Diane Engel - springfield, IL - friend   January 14, 2011

I'd just like to say thank you to grandpa for letting me be the one to take care of you for the last year and a half. I made that promise when I was little and I have gotten the chance to make good on that promise. We had a lot of hard times, but we got to make many memories, just him and I and I will always be grateful that I got to make those memories. I love you Poppo and miss you dearly. Getting up each day reminds me that you're no longer here because I'm not rushing to get to you, but I will ALWAYS cherish and honor you. Love Toni Jo

Posted by Toni Jo - Springfield, IL - Granddaughter   July 20, 2010

Joe and Gloria - So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. It is really difficult to lose a parent and we know you will miss him. Didn't realize how much Mark looked like your dad as shown in the picture when he was a young service man. Just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you and hope to see you at our next class reunion. God bless and take care.

Posted by Rita and Jim Altman - Taylorville, IL - Friends of Joe and Gloria   July 16, 2010


Bob and Joe had such good times beating each other playing cribbage. We really missed seeing Joe and Joan these last few years as we had some very nice times with them. Joe will be missed but he is no longer suffering and is with God. We only wish we had met the two of them long before we did.
Nancy & Bpb

Posted by Nancy & Bob Wright - Pinella Park, FL - friend   July 15, 2010

It was my privilege to know Joe. Such a wonderful caring person.

Semper Fi, Rest in Peace

Posted by Robert Matteson - Springfield, IL - friend & Marine Corp Vet   July 15, 2010

Sorry to hear joe passed. You have my sympathy. He was a good man.

John & Wyatt Homer
Semper Paratus
VN Vet

Posted by John Homer    July 15, 2010

I am so sorry to hear about Papa Joe. I used to love going up to the campground at New Salem to hang out and listen to his stories. He would take me for rides on his golf cart. He also took me fishing from time to time. He had such a great spirit. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by Carrie Hedrick Brady - IL   July 15, 2010

Uncle Joe....oh the memories....the DAV club when you would call Bingo and I would be helping mom in the kitchen; the many events at the DAV that we all attended together; camping at NSPOA; you and Aunt Joan coming to mom and dads house hanging out; me staying at your house in T'ville many many years ago; but the most vivid memory is when I was running through the house (I was about 8 or 9 years old) and I tripped over your crutches, fell on the front floor and chipped my front tooth. We always had a good time with you and you was a "great" uncle and a pleasure to have in our lives. We will miss you. RIP


Posted by Pam - Chatham, IL - Niece   July 14, 2010

We will always remember Joe's smile, warm heart, wit and great sense of humor.

A few years ago, I saw a picture of Joe and Senator Durbin in the newspaper. I called Joe pretending to be from Durbin's office, referred to the photo in the paper and began soliciting a donation for the Senator's campaign. When Joe finally realized it was me we both laughed until we cried.

We love Joe and will miss you

Bill and Judy Bart

Posted by Bill Bart - Marthasville, MO - Nephew   July 14, 2010