Janice Starkey, age 85 passed away, June 16, 2021 at Rae-Ann Skilled Nursing Home. She was born November 15, 1935 in Geneva, the daughter of Eugene and Marvel (Peters) Perkins. She was a 1953 graduate of Geneva High School. Janice married Russel Starkey on June 5, 1954 and they enjoyed 67 glorious years of marriage.
Janice immensely enjoyed volunteering and graciously gave her time as a volunteer for the American Red Cross as well as the Geneva Hospital gift shop. She also served on the Geneva Community Center Board. In her leisure time, she liked to bowl and enjoyed camping at Hide-A-Way Lakes and vacationing in St. Augustine, Florida. Most of all Janice loved spending time with family and friends. She touched the lives of all she knew.
Janice is survived by her husband Russel; sons, Jeffrey (Amy) and Douglas (Marsha) Starkey; grandchildren, Lindsay (Mike Roberto) Starkey, Lauren (Shane) McKenna, Anthony (Leslie) Starkey and Katelyn (Kevin) Strauser; great-grandchildren, Barrett, Wyatt, Colton and Delphia. She was preceded in death by her infant son, Russel Gene Starkey Jr.; brother, Richard Perkins and her parents.
The family would like to thank Tom and Paula Brehl, Bruce and Judy Robson, Stacey Velazquez, Hospice of the Western Reserve and Rae Ann Skilled Nursing Home for all of their help and support.
Friends will be received 5-8 pm Monday, June 21, 2021 at Behm Family Funeral Home, 175 South Broadway in Geneva. Service will be at 11 am Tuesday, June 22nd at the funeral home officiated by Rev. Randy May. Final resting place will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Janice’s name to Hospice of the Western Reserve, PO Box 72101 Cleveland, Ohio 44192 or UH Geneva Medical Center, Community Christmas Card Fund, 870 West Main Street, Geneva, OH 44041.
Behm Family Funeral Home of Madison is assisting the family. Online obituary and condolences may be viewed at www.behmfuneral.com