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Saraphina Nicole Stark

August 7, 2019 September 13, 2019
Saraphina Nicole Stark
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Obituary for Saraphina Nicole Stark

Saraphina Nicole Stark was born on August 7, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, IA. She was born at twenty-four weeks gestation, weighing 1 lb. 2 oz., and was 11 ¾ in long. She proved to be a very strong little girl, but lost her battle on September 13, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospital.

Saraphina is survived by her parents, Shawn and Nikki Tibbits Stark of Keokuk, her siblings, Gage, Jaiden, Sylus, Hunter and Serenity, paternal grandparents, Duke and Kathy Crowell, maternal grandparents, Brian and Debbie Richardson, maternal grandmother, Pam Tibbits, step-maternal grandmother, Paula Yocum, maternal great-grandmother, Virginia Lefler and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Fred “Rope” Tibbits, paternal great-grandparents, John and Florence Stark, maternal great-grandfather, John Lefler, Sr. and paternal great-grandparents, Edward and Betty Crowell.

Saraphina’s time here was all too brief. She will forever be loved, cherished and remembered by her family. She touched countless people in her brief life and left big footprints in many hearts.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., September 18, at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with Pastor Jed LInebaugh officiating. Burial was in the Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk.

Visitation was held prior to the service from 10 a.m.-11a.m. at the funeral home with family meeting with friends at that time.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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Cemetery Details


Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk Final Resting Place

18th & Carroll
Keokuk, IA 52632

18th & Carroll Keokuk 52632 IA
United States

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