Elsie M. Jark
Memorial Service: 10:30 A.M. Thursday, April 11, 2002 at the
Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice, Nebraska
Jark, 95 years of age, of San Jose, CA. formerly of Beatrice, NE.
passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2002 in San Jose. She was born on
July 2, 1906 near Harbine, NE. She was a graduate of Plymouth High
School in Plymouth, NE. and the Lutheran Hospital Nurses Training
School in Beatrice. She was employed as a nurse receptionist in the
Beatrice office of Dr. Daniel McCleery until he died in 1970. She
was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Los Gatos, CA.,
and a former member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Beatrice,
and was active in various women's groups at the church. She enjoyed
working at the Bloodmobile in Beatrice, reading, playing bridge and
Survivors include her sons, James P. Staehs
and his wife Dorthy of San Jose, CA. and Joel L. Staehs and his wife
Alyce of DeSoto, TX.; step-son William Jark and his wife Linda of
Chandler, AR., 13 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Augusta (Knispel)
Koenig, first husband Paul Staehs and second husband Herbert P.
Jark, daughter Janet Turk, step-daughter Judith Utley, 1 brother and
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M.
Thursday, April 11, 2002 in the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in
Beatrice with Reverend Douglas Irmer officiating. Private inurnment
of ashes will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice. A
register book will be available at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in
Beatrice each day from 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. A memorial has
been established to the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Beatrice with
the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice, 708 N. 6th Street,
Beatrice, NE. 68310 in charge. Messages of condolence may be sent to
and will be forwarded to the family.
Chapel in Beatrice is in charge of services.