Esther E. Strong

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 1/14/2012 10:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 1/14/2012 24:00:00

Esther E. Strong, age 91, resident of rural Willard, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Willard Healthcare. She was born on November 3, 1920 in Lucas, Ohio to the late Herschel and Dora (Jones) Jones. Mrs. Strong was a homemaker and a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Willard. She enjoyed traveling, word puzzles and playing bingo, but especially visiting with her family.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Estella and Milton Rowe of Willard; 13 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and one sister, Evelyn Willis of Mount Vernon, OH.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Strong on Feb 17, 1993; two sons, Gerald Ray Strong and Charles Strong; one daughter, Cheryl Wynn; a brother, Oscar Jones; three sisters, Estella Weiss, Ruth Arthur and Janine Boubary.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral service at 12:00 Noon with Rev. Doc Burrows officiating. Burial will follow in North Fairfield Cemetery in North Fairfield, Ohio. Online condolences can be left for the family at


Faris Tuttle and Lois Slone - Jan 15, 2012

Stella, So sorry to hear about your mother. Esther and your family were such good neighbors so many years ago , back there in Rome. We lost Mom a year ago, and the pain never seems to go away. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Marvin L. Strong - Jan 15, 2012

Stella, Milton and Family. I am sorry for your loss. Blessings for strength and comfort to all family and friends of Aunt Esther. One of my memories is the stories that Aunt Esther and Uncle Red would tell of the trips to Lousiana.

Missy Hamilton Stumbo - Jan 14, 2012

I am sorry to hear of Esther’s passing, but happy to know that she is with Cheryl again! Estella it was great meeting you and finding out that there was such history between our families! Esther was the cutest thing ever! I enjoyed her tremendously! ! My mom told me what a wonderful woman she was and how good Esther treated her. You are a wonderful daughter who put your Mothers needs in front of your own.

Yvonne (Hegedusic) Schneble - Jan 14, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about Esther. What a wonderful neighbor she was! We used to live in the Sutherland house right across the road from the Strong’s. She has lived a very long time since Gerald passed away. I remember how she loved new Citation when she bought it. I haven’t seen her in many, many years, but I have never forgotten either one of those fine folks. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you; her friends and relatives.

Bryan Long - Jan 13, 2012

Esther was always a joy to take care of at Willard Healthcare. Always looked forward to seeing her smile and watching her wheel down the hall, and who could forget those dancing feet ? She will be greatly missed but now she is in better hands dancing from above. She made the world a better place.

Tracey and Chuck - Jan 12, 2012

Stella, Chuck and i would like to send our sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mom and grandma. May god bless you all and help you through this most difficult time in your lives. Sorry we wont be able to make it on Sat, we both have to work but you will be in our thoughts and prayers. love to you all. Chuck and Tracey Strong and family

phyllis strong westenbarger - Jan 12, 2012

Estella and Milton and family,
l am so sorry to hear about Aunt Esther, you are in my thoughts and prayers, Aunt Esther will be greatly missed l still remenber the times our parents would go away for the winter and have a wonderful time. Please if their andy thing l can do let me know, l am sorry l will not be able to get to Ohio , again you are all in our prayers.
Bill and Phyllis Westenbarger and family
Treasa and Dave Plude and family
Billy Westenbarger and family
Christina Westenbarger

Joyce Lewis And Family - Jan 12, 2012

To Rowe family, And Strong Family
We are saden to here the lost of Aunt Esther.She up in heven looking down on you all. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless You and our family. May God be with you all.
Joyce Lewis And Family