Belva F. Cline

November 30, 1935 ‒ July 19, 2021

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Belva F. Cline, 85, of Mount Vernon passed away on Monday afternoon, July 19, 2021 at Knox Community Hospital.  She was born on November 30, 1935 in Cardington to the late Thomas and Helen (Reed) Nelson.

Belva enjoyed working for many years in the medical field as an office manager in physician offices and helping people with their insurance problems.  She loved going to drag races with her son, Derek, traveling wherever they could go. She also loved traveling to the beach with her daughter, Janet.  Belva enjoyed races of all kinds with husband and son.  She liked getting together with friends and family whenever possible.  Belva’s proudest moments of her life was seeing all her children graduating from college and going on to have good jobs and she watched them one by one retire.

Belva is survived by her daughters, Janet (Keith) Morrow of Lincoln, NC, Jane White of Gainesville, GA and Jennifer (Jeff) Doup of Mount Vernon; sons, William K. Theibert of Wooster and Derek S. (Andrea Bensman Franz) Cline of Titusville, FL; step sons, Paul L. (Joan) Cline of Mount Vernon and  Earl E. Cline Jr. of Mount Vernon; 5 grandsons, 1 granddaughter, 1 step grandson and 1 step granddaughter; 6 great grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren; and Kenneth C. Franz, who was like a  grandson to Belva.

In addition to her parents, Belva was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Earl Eugene Cline Sr. on August 7, 2016.

In following with Belva’s wish, there will not be any services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice in Belva’s memory.

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  • I didn’t know Belva very well but it was my pleasure to have met her. A very lovely lady. Janet , you and the rest of the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Nellie Caughey and Maggie.

  • Derek, I enjoyed many conversations with your Mom. Some about racing, but mostly about you. I know that she loved you so much. Prayers are with your entire family.

    Kathy Stover

  • Heartfelt condolences to the family. I’ll always remember eating pizza in your Mom’s kitchen. Janet, we’ll talk soon. Thinking of you.

  • Jan & family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. I will always think of your Mom whenever I see anything related to OSU, she was such a fan. She will be missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.
    Joann and family

  • Jan and family,

    Our condolences. Your mother sounded like one special lady. Thinking of you and your family. We are sorry for your loss.

    With sympathy,

    The Dyer’s

  • My condolences to Belva’s family and friends. I have heard about Belva through her beloved daughter Jan. I would love to hear more stories when we get together!
    Much Love,

  • Belva was such a joy whenever I took care of her. She always made me laugh and smile. Im going to miss her so much. I’ll see you in Heaven Ms Belva .

  • Sincere condolences for Belva’s family. I loved visiting with Jennifer. Belva always made me feel loved and cared about. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories. May God give you peace.

  • Derek and Andie,
    Lou and I are so sorry for your loss. We always loved speaking with Belva at your parties. May your many wonderful memories help fill the hole in your heart. 💔

    Sandy and Lou

  • So very sorry to hear of Belva’s passing. We enjoyed many good times together and with other co workers. Especially going to the basketball games. I will always have fond memories of her and our good times. She knew my parents back in the day and I enjoyed hearing stories about them. Condolences to all of her family.

  • I alwayswent to visit my uncle Earl and Belva when I went to Ohio I have received letters from her very recently I miss Earl and now miss her very much Ron Stoneburner Grand Junction Colorado

  • Janet & family. So very sorry. I have many good memories of all your family. With deepest sympathy. With love Debbie

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