Beverly R. Bunsey

January 12, 1945June 24, 2018

Beverly R. (Droste) Bunsey, of Chester Twp., passed from this life into eternity with Jesus Christ on June 24, 2018. Beverly is survived by her husband David A., Sr.; her sons Sean C. (Catherine), David A., Jr. (Barbara), and Timothy M. (Jennifer Healey); grandchildren Allison, Charlotte, and Lilia Bunsey; siblings Richard (Rose Marie) Droste, Wilma Drazen, and William L. (Lori) Droste; and many nieces and nephews.

Beverly was born January 12, 1945, and was a resident of Chester Twp. since 1974, formerly of East Cleveland. A longtime member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Beverly served in many ministries, including Altar Guild, coffee hour, Handbell Choir, and the cleaning committee. She and her husband David were members of the Cleveland Sport Car Club. One of Beverly's greatest joys was hosting many family holiday gatherings, including Easter and Thanksgiving.

Beverly graduated from Lutheran East High School, Lutheran School of Nursing (RN), and Kent State University School of Nursing (BSN). As a Registered Nurse, she worked with the Cleveland Clinic (Huron Rd. and Hillcrest Hospitals) for 42 years. She worked in high pressure patient care, including the Emergency Room, Coronary Intensive Care, Intensive Care, Outpatient Surgery, and Recovery Room. Beverly also served at Mid-Ohio race track in the Trackside Medical Center during race weekends in the late '70's & early '80's.

She is preceded in death by her parents William and Emma (Riemer) Droste; brother Ronald Droste; and brother-in-law Donald Drazen.

The family will receive family and friends from 9 – 10:30 am on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 11900 Chillicothe Rd., Chester Twp. A Memorial Service remembering Beverly's life lived in Christ will follow at 10:30 am. Interment in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chester Twp. A lunch in the church fellowship hall will follow Interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Beverly’s name may be made to Bethesda Lutheran Communities, at


  • William L. Droste, Father
  • Emma (Riemer) Droste, Mother
  • David A. Bunsey Sr., Husband
  • Sean C. (Catherine) Bunsey, Son
  • David A. (Barbara) Bunsey Jr., Son
  • Timothy M. (Jennifer Healey) Bunsey, Son
  • Allison Bunsey, Granddaughter
  • Charlotte Bunsey, Granddaughter
  • Lilia Bunsey, Granddaughter
  • Richard (Rose Marie) Droste, Brother
  • Wilma (Donald, deceased) Drazen, Sister
  • William L. (Lori) Droste, Brother
  • Ronald Droste, Brother
  • Many ., Nieces and Nephews


  • Visitation Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Interment Saturday, July 7, 2018

Beverly R. Bunsey

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Sharon Volpe

July 6, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to all of Beverly's family. May she rest in peace

Pat Plantz

June 30, 2018

Dave and family,I am sorry to hear about Bev's passing. I remember fondly the time we spent together having dinner at your home, with the Cleveland Sports Car Club and t Mid-Ohio. Bev was an inspiration and a wonderful mentor to not only the new nurses in the ER,but to those of us who had worked in the ER for awhile.My sympathies to all of you.

Linda Bloomfield

June 28, 2018

I'm saddened to learn of Beverly's passing. She was a bright light and a wonderful mentor to me as a new nurse back in the early 80's. I worked with her at Huron Road in the ED. Although we haven't seen each other in many years, she will always be fondly remembered.

Laurie Bregitzer

June 26, 2018

Dear Dave and your sons, Sean, David, and Tim, and my cousins Rich, Wilma, and Will,

I am so sorry to learn of Bevy’s death. She and Wilma and my sister Lois and I used to play together as kids. We played dolls and rode bikes and loved the playhouse and the attic on Grovewood. We attended school together at St. John, Nottingham, and Lutheran High. All those birthdays and Christmases and weddings we shared are fond memories. As we became adults, we stayed in touch by phone and email. She will be remembered and missed greatly. We are all bereaved. The Triune God in Whose name we are all baptized will reunite us in heaven.

Your cousin Laurie

Susan Jelenic

June 25, 2018

Dear Dave and Family,

I extend to all of you my deepest sympathy on your tremendous loss. Beverly was a generous and courageous person. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this difficult time.


Susan Jelenic (Cathy's aunt)