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“So sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathy. Growing up in Darby Lesa, Lisa Beachy and I were always together. So many great memories to cherish....Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Susie Jahn-Horner

“Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about the loss of Lesa. I will always cherish the memories of all of us playing together as ...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Nancy (Byers) Hastings - Houston, TX

“With all my heart I send to you my condolences. Condolences...what a horrible word. I send LOVE, Faith, and oh so much more Xooooooo May Auntie Em...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Michelle DUNFEE - Surfside Beach, SC

“Mr. and Mrs. Starbuck, I'm so sorry to hear of Lesa's passing. I knew I recognized the name with my little sisters, Becky and Lisa. I remember your...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so very sorry for your loss- Lesa was very special to me. We spent a lot of time together growing up in Darby Crest. I always enjoyed hearing...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: John Scheeler - Johnstown, OH

“Sorry to learn of the passing of Lesa. We pray for peaceful transition of Lesa and remaining family members. Monte Ice and SCV Rutledge Camp members. ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Monte Ice - Fort Wayne, IN

“I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember Lesa from school, she was always smiling and happy. Sending prayers for all. ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: Carlotta Keller - West Jefferson, OH

“With a very heavy heart I send my deepest condolences. I can vividly see Lesa's cheery smile and happy giggle as a little girl at home in...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Sonia Scheeler-Reber - OH

“Lesa will be greatly missed at church and she was an inspiration to all of us with her attitude to not give up. It is a blessing she has gone on to...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Dick & Sharon Manter - Fort Wayne, IN

“Our hearts, love and prayers go out to all of you. RIP Lesa. Love Ted & Nancy Fladt, Lisa, Will, Chris & families. ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Lisa Gregor - Galloway, OH

“So sorry for your loss. Keep the good memories close to your heart ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: Wendy (Garloch) Hay - Greer, SC

“So sorry to hear about your wife and send my condolences. Will pray for you and your family. God bless. ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Kevin Campbell - Fort Wayne, IN

“I am so sorry to hear about Lesa's hard fought battle against breast cancer that came to an end. I would like to let the family know that our...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Barbara (Houston) Call - Columbus, OH

“Lesa held a special place in my heart. She was always willing to go above and beyond for family and friends.She had a close knit family that enjoyed...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Carol Bratton - Fort Wayne, IN

“Lesa was such a blessing to me and my family. I will miss her kind voice, sweet spirit, helpful attitude, and loving concern for her friends and...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Lynette Smith - Fort Wayne, IN

“Lesa was an amazing woman, fantastic mom, and great friend. When she hugged you, you knew you were loved. We will miss her greatly. ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Russ and Claudia Bell - IN

“Lesa was one of God's choicest servants who brightened everyone's life with her warm friendship. Her brave fight is an example to us all. We shall...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Harold and Linda Hazen - IN

“So sorry for your loss of your loving wife. Will pray that you find peace and comfort in these trying times. God Bless ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: John and Diane Bredewater - IN


19 of 22 | Posted by: Perry Ramsey - Tujunga, CA

“Kevin, I am so sorry to hear of Lesa's passing. I know she fought hard. I will keep you and the kids, and your entire family in my prayers. God...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: David Ball - Palm Bay, FL

“So sorry to lose her so early. Lesa was my cousin. I know she is with the Lord. We are in Florida for the winter and will not be able to attend. To...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Roberta Coder - Marysville, OH

“I am so saddened by this cruel disease that cuts down people in their prime! ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Linda Coffman - Ft. Wayne


Lesa Deanne (Starbuck) McMurray went to be with her Lord, February 8, 2017, surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer. She fought the good fight, she finished the race, she kept the faith. Lesa was born July 16, 1959, to James and Beverly (Holt) Starbuck. She graduated from West Jefferson High School in West Jefferson Ohio in 1977, and from The Ohio State University in 1983. Lesa was an avid fan of Ohio State football and basketball. She also had a passion for camping, hiking, and kayaking with her family. Lesa was a member of Christ's Community Church where she had been the secretary for over 10 years. She volunteered many hours helping with the childrens programs there. She had also helped her family in their volunteer work with the Boy Scouts. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Kevin, her children Kyle (Naomi) McMurray, Sarah (Ben) Roby, Riley McMurray, and Sean McMurray, her parents Jim and Beverly Starbuck, her brother, Mike (Lisa) Starbuck, and her grandson, Ezra McMurray. Service will be 2 pm, Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Christ's Community Church, 10616 Liberty Mills Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana with calling one hour prior. Calling will be Saturday at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road, from 2 pm to 6 pm. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. A Graveside Service will be held at a later date in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, WV.