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“I miss you, Mom. Hope you heard me today at your resting place. You are in my heart and thoughts everday ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Jo Stark - Springfield, IL

“I miss you every day, mom. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Jo Stark - SPRINGFIELD, IL

“Hi mom. Hard to believe it's been 5yrs today. Still tell you hi talk to you everyday, but you know that. The month of October is still a rough month...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Jo Stark - Springfield, IL

“Wow mom, 5yrs tomorrow (21st) you left this world. Still tell you good morning everyday, but I guess you know that. October is still a very rough...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Stark - Springfield, IL

“Mary jo ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Mary J Stark - Springfield, IL

“So hard to believe it was3 years on the 21st. Sometimes it feels like forever since I spoke to you then other times it feels like just yesterday. I...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Jo Stark - Daughter

“Hello Mom. This year, though my raw sadness is still there, I put those feelings aside and decided to celebrate your life. I honored you the way...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Mar;y Jo Stark - Springfield, IL

“Hi mom, just checking in with you in case your online playing poker. Appears, I took over the responsibility you had in going to visit our family...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Jo Stark - Springfield, IL

“Happy February 11th Birthday, Mom. You and I both know that time doesn't really make it easier, just a little more tolerable. Miss you more and...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Jo Stark - Springfield, IL

“Mom, I'm a little stronger now so I can write and tell you how much I love and miss you every day. It's those constant little day to day things in...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Mary J. Stark - springfield, IL

“I love and miss you dearly GG. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Toni Jo Stark - Easton, IL

“I would like to let you know Joan will be missed and my thoughts will be with all her family at this time. Val ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Valerie Trader - Springfield, IL

“Joan was a wonderful person, caring and loving and one of a kind. I'm fortunate and privileged to have Joan as a friend. Joan always made me feel...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“To Mary Jo and her family,Mary Jo, please accept my deepest sympathies during this most difficult time. Three months ago I walked the very same path...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Trevor Jarvis, all of us from Research Services - IL

“Grandma you are the one who held us together and guided us on what needed to be done. You always said what was on your mind without holding back. We...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Joshua Joe Stark - Springfield, IL


Joan Boerio, 76, passed away at 2:20 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at her home.

She was born February 11, 1938 in Auburn, IL, the daughter of Camille and Mary Bart. Joan married Joseph Boerio in 1974.

Joan lived life to the fullest, never missing an adventure. She loved traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Jo Stark of Springfield; grandchildren, Toni Jo and Josh Stark, and Nicholas Conrad; great-grandchildren, Anthony Stark, Cheyenne Stark-Anderson, Hanna, Joey, and Jovie Stark, all of Springfield; sister, Irma Ziebell (Harold) of Petersburg; brother, Arthur Bart of Oakland, IL; several nieces and nephews; and her three beloved cats.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph; daughter, Sherry Lynn Conrad; and brothers, John, Charles, Emil, and William Bart.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.

The family will be hosting a graveside ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Camp Butler National Cemetery, 5063 Camp Butler Rd., Springfield.