Elva D. (Horvath) Stark, 72, of Minetto, passed away peacefully, Saturday, October 11th, 2008 at the Oswego Hospital surrounded by her family and friends.
Born in Schenectady, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late John and Annie (VonStettina) Horvath.
Mrs. Stark had been a resident of Springside Apartments for the last 3 years and before that had resided on Ridgeway Sites Ave. in Minetto.
Elva worked as a volunteer in the Minetto Elementary School for several years while her children attended school. Later she worked at the Pontiac Nursing Home as a Secretary and then for many years for James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant.
In 2006, she was recognized by the Town of Minetto for her work in beautification, having been the driving force behind planting flowers and maintaining the memorial park along the river and around the Town Hall.
Mrs. Stark was an active member of the Minetto United Methodist Church; she served on numerous committees, the Board of Trustees, was part of the WomenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Fellowship and helped every year with the annual Harvest Dinner and rummage sales. She was a Cub Scout leader for several years.
She loved the outdoors, gardening, painting, traveling and most of all being with friends and family.
Surviving is her daughter, Jill (Leonard) Watkins of Mexico, N.Y.; two grandsons, Cameron Watkins of Mexico and Lennie (Kara) Watkins of Alabama; two sisters, Joan (Charles) Villa of Texas and Bonnie Ketchum of Minetto. several nieces, nephews and many friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lonnie ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œRayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Stark in 1991 and a son, John Stark in 1989.
Memorial Services will be held 7p.m. Thursday at the Nelson Funeral Home. Calling hours will be held 4-7p.m. Thursday, prior to the service, at the funeral home, 11 W. Albany St.
Donations can be made to the Minetto United Methodist Church or the Minetto Beautification Committee c/o N. Prarie, Rt. 48, Oswego, NY 13126
Online Condolences may be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com