Shirley Belles


Shirley Jane Belles, 92, a longtime resident of Rayburn, Pa., passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019, at her residence in Cleveland.

She was a member of the Protestant Church in Rayburn, Pa., where she taught Sunday school for over 45 years. She loved helping others and worked as a caregiver for over 20 years at Baunam Nursing Home. She also enjoyed her time working on the farm with all her animals.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Belles; parents, James Hagenbaugh and Emma Hart; and son, John Belles Jr.

Shirley leaves behind to cherish her memory sons: Robert Belles and Albert Belles; daughter, Tracey Belles; sister, Lorraine Belles; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many other nieces, nephews and other relatives.

The family will be holding a private memorial service at a later date.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Shirley, and/or your personal condolences with her family, by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at

Companion Funeral Home of Cleveland and the Cody family are honored to assist the Belles family with these arrangements. 


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