Graveside services for Nona Ellen Strong, 85, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Strong passed away at 3:36 a.m., Monday, January 18, 2016 at Brooke Haven Health Care.
She was born October 24, 1930, at Hartington, Nebraska, to Homer Stanley and Mildred Reynolds Stanley. On December 24, 1948, she was married at Mountain Home, Arkansas, to William Edmund “Bill” Clarke, who preceded her in death on May 21, 1987. On March 11, 1991, she was married at Udall, Missouri, to Harvey Lee Strong, who preceded her in death on June 23, 2015. Mrs. Strong was a homemaker and before her retirement, she drove a school bus for the West Plains R-7 School District. Mrs. Strong was a member of the Church of Christ and attended Central Church of Christ for many years.
She is survived by one son, Allen Clarke and wife, Jeannie, West Plains, Missouri; three grandchildren, Allen Clarke, Jr., and wife, Christy, James Clarke and Tammy Morris; eight great-grandchildren, Logan Clarke, Caleb Clarke, Austin Turner, Niki Clarke, Cameron Clarke, Makenzie Clarke, Kenya Morris and Jubee Berry.
Her parents, husbands, one daughter, Connie Henry, one great-grandson, Taylor Clarke, three brothers and one sister, precede her in death.
Mrs. Strong will lie in state from 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, until 12:00 Noon Thursday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.