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September 5, 2018 Mary Lee Strong
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Mary Lee Strong passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at Parkview Manor in Wellman at the age of 79 years. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at the Wellman Mennonite Church. Pastor Nathan Ramer will officiate. The family will greet friends following the service. A memorial fund has been established for Mennonite Central Committee Kits.

Mary Lee Strong was born Nov. 7, 1938, in Albany, Ore., the daughter of Ernest and Mabel (Stutzman) Heyerly. She graduated from Western Mennonite High School and Hesston College in 1959, with an Associates of Arts degree in Bible. On Aug. 20, 1959, Mary Lee was united in marriage to Sam Strong at the Fairview Mennonite Church in Albany, Ore. They lived in Virginia, Kentucky and Missouri before moving to Wellman, Iowa in 1992. Mary Lee was a member of the Wellman Mennonite Church and Mennonite Women. She was a homemaker and a seamstress. Mary Lee enjoyed piecing quilts, making crafts and doing crossword puzzles.

Mary Lee is survived by her husband: Sam of Wellman; a daughter: Karissa (Todd) Hochstetler of Arthur, N. D.; a son: Jeff (Carolyn) Strong of Fairfax, Va.; four grandchildren: Evan and Seth Strong, Abigail and Errol Hochstetler; and two brothers: John (Jeanne) Heyerly of Shipshewana, Ind. and Dan (Anne) Heyerly of Eugene, Ore.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister: Kathyrn Nofziger.

The Powell Funeral Home in Wellman is caring for Mary Lee and her family. www.powellfuneralhomes.com.

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