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Ecumen honors Iola Stark, who is 103.
Born: Dec. 13, 1911 in Kensington, Minn.
Residence: Ecumen Bethany Community in Alexandria, Minn.
Hobbies/Interests: Writing letters, word search, cooking, baking, crafting, meeting new people and doing volunteer work.
Family: Married to Vergil for 10 years. He died at age 35 and she raised their two children as a single mother. She has 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.
Occupation: Worked as a doctor’s assistant, telephone operator and dispatcher.
Secrets to Longevity: One-a-day vitamins and enjoying life, including her job when she was working.
Interesting Facts: Loves to meet new people, visit with them and hear their stories. She’s always coming up with something new to do and likes to stay busy.
Congratulations on your 103rd birthday, Iola! Ecumen honors you.