Ilona Renee Stark

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Ilona Renee Stark entered this world on March 22, 1975, in Indianapolis, Indiana and departed from it on September 7, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio.   She was the daughter of Mr. Ben A Stark, Jr., and Mrs. Linda S. Fellner.

Ilona, known as Renee, attended Indianapolis public schools, and was graduated in 1993 from Arlington High School.  Shortly after graduating, she accompanied her Mother on an adventure to Columbus, Ohio where she became a licensed cosmetologist.  More recently, Renee worked for Progressive Insurance and Discover Financial Services.

Renee gave her life to Christ at an early age and was a member of the Church of Christ at Genessee Avenue, in Columbus.  She was an active member of the Genessee Justice Ministry, which is associated with the Columbus B.R.E.A.D. (Building Responsibility, Equality, And Dignity) Organization.

Renee has two sons, KeShaun James Carter, Jr., and Khyree James Carter, who completed her joy.  In addition to her parents and sons, she is survived by her step-mother, Shirley Stark of Indianapolis; her step-father, Barry J. Fellner, II, of Columbus; her sister from another mother, Shellie Evette Stark, and her brother from another mother, Geoffrey Quinn Fellner; sister-in-law Sara Fellner, and nieces and nephews Alexis, Isaac, Brendan, and Aavyn; great-aunt Eunice Dickerson, Uncle David (Lenora) Stark, aunt Myra (Gary) Redd, uncle Charles Samuel (Barbara) Williams, aunt Brenda Williams, aunt Mary B. Williams, aunt Mary (Keith) Branch, uncle Kenneth (Donna) Williams, aunt Ann (Clifton) Dixon, aunt Sabra (John) Johnson and more cousins than you can shake a stick at!  She also is survived by her little pet dog Giuseppe, also known as Scooby-Doo.Several beloved relatives have departed this earth ahead of her including grandparents Ben and Iris Stark; William “Bill” and Naomi Williams; great-grandparents Logan and Della Stark; James and Mary Boyd; and Sam and Sabra Kiles; uncle Rex Stark; uncle William Stark; aunt Jolene Butler; aunt Nelda Jean Cage; uncle John Williams, uncle Thomas Williams, and uncle Albert Williams.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 12:00 PM Monday, September 12, 2022 at Church of Christ at Genessee Ave., 1889 Genessee Ave.. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Stark Family, visit

Condolence Messages

  1. We are praying for the family and asking God to give you strength and endurance.

  2. JoAnn (Watkins) Harris

    May the love of our Lord Jesus Christ abide with you and give give you strength in this time of sorrow.
    May his glory bring you comfort in the midst of darkness.
    My prayers are with you.

  3. Maryalice Durrett

    Sending heartfelt condolences to Ben Stark, family and those who loved her. Know God is able and will see you through this time.

  4. Susan & Tom Moloney

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this remarkably sad time. However, I know that Barry and you draw comfort in knowing Renee will be in God’s care forever. God Bless

  5. Delorise Hancock

    Linda I was truly sorry to hear of the passing of your daughter may God strengthen you In this time of sorrow.

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