Obituaries

Helen W. Starnes

Helen W. Starnes passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.  She was born on January 18, 1937, in Lynchburg, Virginia, and was a resident of The Gardens of Warwick Forest, Newport News, Virginia.  Helen worked at R.T. Norris Hardware as a stock clerk and later worked at several hotels as a housekeeper. She was a Christian and a faithful member of Parkview Baptist Church and she loved cross-stitching and crocheting.

Helen always appreciated whatever you did for her with a “Thank You.”  She would say “This comes from my heart.” as she placed her hand over her heart.  Each time when we visited her, she would say, “Thanks for coming out, drive carefully going home.” 

Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 18 years, whom she married in 1969, Troy “Tony” Starnes until his death in 1987.   She was also preceded in death by her parents, Lee Daniels Wilkes and Mary Marie Wharam, and is survived by extended families in several states.

The family wishes to thank the staff of The Gardens for their love and care for Helen.  There will be no services per Helen’s wish. 

Dear God, thank you for our time with Helen.

Take care of her as she is coming home.

Lovingly, her family.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

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