Charles David Belba, 67, of Keokuk, died Monday, January 17, 2001, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Charles was born May 14, 1943, in Dennison, Ohio, the son of Charles Lester and Betty Marie Sterling Belba. He married Patricia A. Marler on September 3, 1966, in St. Louis, Missouri. She survives.
He had lived in Keokuk since 1976 and was a Captain in the Salvation Army. He had worked as activity and social director at several nursing homes, including Lexington Square in Keokuk, Ft. Madison and Parkview in Burlington. He was a member of Montrose Church of the Nazarene where he taught Sunday school and was music and choir director. He was president of the Keokuk Park Board and had served as an official for football, basketball, volleyball, and softball. He participated in church softball and volleyball leagues, Keokuk men's industrial softball league, and YMCA youth sports as a coach. He was a past member of P.T.A.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia of Keokuk; a son, David Charles Belba and his wife, Mandy, of Keokuk; a daughter, Linda Kaye Belba of Keokuk; three grandchildren, Jesse, Sadie, and Abigail; four brothers, James Belba of Illinois, Robert Belba and his wife, Jackie, of Fairmont City, Illinois, Gary Belba of Fairmont City, Illinois and Mike Belba of Florida; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Rebecca, in infancy.
Funeral services were Saturday, January 22, 2011, at the Church of the Nazarene in Montrose with Pastor Preston Smith officiating. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk.
Memorials may be made to Montrose Church of the Nazarene, to the family, or to Keokuk Sports Boosters.
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