Leonard “Mark” Raab, 73, of Weston, Missouri passed away peacefully on August 16, 2019. He was born on July 5, 1946 in Escondido, California. Mark earned his Bachelors from California State University, Fullerton in 1968 and received a scholarship to attend Vanderbilt University where he received his Masters in Anthropology in 1970, he then earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology with a specialization in Archaeology from Arizona State University in 1976. He was internationally known and respected as an Archaeologist and was well loved by his students through his entire career. Mark retired as Professor Emeritus from California State University Northridge in 2005 where he also ran the Northridge Center for Public Archaeology. His list of research projects, grants, and publications is extensive. In particular, he worked in Mexico and coastal California. After retirement he continued to teach part time in Kansas and Missouri and continued to mentor students in both Archaeology and Geology with projects in Missouri and Mexico. Mark was the recipient of many awards and honors including being named Professor of the Year at California State University Northridge in 1999. He also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for California Archaeology in 2005. Additionally he received the Distinguished Teacher Award from the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri Kansas City in 2011. He leaves behind a legacy in the field of Archaeology that will continue to resonate for generations to come. Students will not only remember him for his dedication and contributions but also for his sense of humor and crazy ties. Mark was an extremely skilled craftsman and mechanic and shared these gifts with friends and family. He became quite the whisky connoisseur, even teaching whisky tasting classes as a hobby. He was also an accomplished photographer. In short, Mark was the quintessential Renaissance Man.
Mark is survived by his wife Ann, his daughter Jessica, his son Conor, his stepdaughter Sarah; his grandchildren Conor Jr., George, and David; and his beloved dog Lucy.
A rosary will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Weston, Missouri starting at 5 pm on Friday, August 23 with visitation to immediately follow until 7 pm. The funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be the following day; Saturday, August 24, also at Holy Trinity Catholic Church starting at 10:30 am.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Knights of Columbus Council #12288407 Cherry St, Weston, MO 64098.
Family would like to thank the staff and caregivers with Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care for their kindness and support.
Carol Stark, editor of the Joplin Globe, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis after a long battle with cancer. Services are pending.
Stark, 61, was recent past president of the Missouri Press Association and will be inducted into that organization’s Newspaper Hall of Fame in September, only the second person from the Globe to receive that honor.
Stark began her journalism career in 1977 at the age of 17 for The Carthage Press, and in 1983 she was hired by The Joplin Globe.
Over the years, she has served in a number of reporting and editing positions for the paper, including assistant city editor and as metro editor from 2003 to 2007. In 2007, she was named executive editor, becoming the first female executive editor in the paper’s then 111-year history.
In 2018, she was named regional editor as part of the expanded news leadership structure announced by CNHI, the Globe's parent company.
Recently, the Carol Stark Excellence in Journalism Scholarship was established in her name for students at Missouri Southern State University.
A visitation will be held from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, August 24, at First Community Church of Joplin, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. A private burial will be held.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Carol Stark Excellence in Journalism Scholarship Fund. Funds can be sent by check in care of the Missouri Southern Foundation, 3950 E. Newman Road, Joplin, MO, 64801. Gifts can also be made online at www.mssu.edu/giving. In the designation field, please select “Other” and denote the gift is for the Carol Stark Excellence in Journalism Scholarship Fund.
Stark is survived by two sons, Craig Stark and his wife, Christen, of Pilot Grove, and Joe Stark and his wife, Katy, of Ozark; six grandchildren; two sisters and extended family.