November 24, 2014


Belva M. Starkey RN

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Belva M. Starkey, RN (nee Henderson), 60, died at 1 A.M., Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at EMH Healthcare in Avon, after a six month battle of Coronary Artery Disease.

Belva retired as a lifelong caregiver. She was employed at the Grafton Correctional Institute, Lorain Correctional Institute, Mercy Regional Medical Center, and Anchor Lodge Nursing Home. Belva was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and organ donor. She enjoyed reading and crafting with her grandchildren. She was a member of the family at First Baptist Church in Sheffield Lake and was involved as a Sunday School nursery worker and the Missions Food Pantry.

Mrs. Starkey is survived by her husband, David, retired from STACI in LaGrange; daughter, Patricia (Thomas) Hicks; and two grandchildren, Grace and Alex, who were the jewels in her crown; sisters, Barbara Lucas of Windber, Pennsylvania, Wanda Gordon of Bouse, Arizona, and Susan Betz of Waltertown, North Carolina; uncle, John Webb of Somerset, Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond and mother, Cora (nee Webb) Henderson; sisters, Becky Penrose and Kate Miller; brothers, Tim and Pat Henderson.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 P.M., Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second St., Elyria. Funeral service will be 11 A.M., Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the funeral home. Reverand Kiel Nunn, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Sheffield Lake, will officiate. Interment will be in Grove Street Cemetery, New London.

Memorial contributions can be forwarded to First Baptist Church, c/o 4:12 Youth Mission Trip to Somerset, PA, 633 Harris Rd., Sheffield Lake, OH 44054.

  • Tracy Fugate

    I am so Sorry to lose such a soul and at such a young age..My heart bleeds for the family and know my prayers are with you too help you get thru this..Plz take comfort in knowing Belva has secured her space in paradise that jesus prepared just for her and im sure as we mourn she is in aww and enjoying every moment..and always remember this is not a “goodbye” but a see ya when i get there!!! You will hear alot of this over the next coming weeks but plz know im sincere when i say if you need a shoulder or just too vent or need help in any way plz call on myself or evan..god bless you