Nancy Kaye Strong was born November 12, 1933 in Monroe, Michigan. She was one of six children born from the union of her parents: the late Carl H. Strong and the late Emma P. (Roberts) Strong. She had a strong faith and received her spiritual nourishment by attending church at St. John the Baptist Church in Monroe where she has been a lifetime member.
Always enjoying the simpler things in life, Nancy liked bird-watching in the comfort of her home, watching movies, working on arts and crafts, embroidery, completing puzzles, playing board games and spending time with her beloved companions: her birds and dogs. She stayed active within the community and made many lasting friendships in the organizations she was in including: Frenchtown Senior Citizens and Monroe Center at Mable-Kehres.
She looked forward to spending time with her family during the holidays and on trips to Northern Michigan, Florida, New York, and the Gulf Coast of Alabama. Nancy greatly enjoyed ever-so-often trips to local restaurants to eat out with her nieces and nephews. She loved angels and accumulated quite the collection she enjoyed displaying in her home.
Nancy had a loving and sweet personality who left a lasting impression on everyone she met. To know Nancy was to love her and she will be missed by many.
Nancy Kaye Strong, age 85, of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital surrounded by her family. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisters: Jeanette Martin, Arlene Weaver, Shirley Luthy, and Patricia Duvall; her brother: Carl William “Bill” Strong; and her nephews: Richard Martin, Gary Martin, and James (Karen) Martin.
To cherish her memory, she leaves her nieces: Karen (Terry) McLaughlin, Kathy Luthy Barbara (the late Wally) Ley, and Bonnie Waycaster; her nephews: Charlie (Robin) Weaver and Thomas (Sally) Duvall; many great nieces and nephews; great-great nieces and nephews; her special friends: Mindy Hoffer, Joann West and Denise Sharrow and many extended family members and friends.
Family and friends may gather on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 2:00pm-8:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe 2442 North Monroe Street (734) 384-5185 with a scripture service at 7:30pm. She will lie In State on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 10:00am at St. John the Baptist Church: 511 South Monroe Street until her Celebration of Life at 11:00am. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery in Monroe immediately following the service.
Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Church.
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