Funeral service for Violet Stark Whelan was July 3, 2020 at James & Gahr Mortuary Chapel, Salem.

Interment was in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Whelan was born November 3, 1932 in Dent County to Bob and Rosa (Miner) Stark. She died July 1, 2020 in Rolla at the age of 87 years.

Survivors include her children, Diana Foti and partner, David Lawanas, O’Fallon; Rhea Pitts and husband, Don, St. James; Greg Crocker and wife, Janice, Wentzville; Jeanie Hofer, Rolla; sister, Francis Whitt, California; grandchildren Christine Mason and husband, Shane; Cory Foti and wife Pamela; Shane Lunsford and wife, Brandi; DeNiel Gillen and husband, Anthony; Jamie Rydlund; Rachael Crocker; Jessica Crocker; Emily Smallwood; and Jacob Smallwood; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Tom Whelan; former husband, Herbert Hofer; sisters, Helen Stark and Bernice Wofford; brothers, Bill Stark and Lloyd Wofford.