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Nina M. Strawser

Nina M. StrawserNina M. Strawser, age 89, of 133 Fifth Street N.W., New Philadelphia, died early Friday morning, Dec. 7, 2012, in her son's home in Sherrodsville following a brief illness.

Born April 17, 1923, in Little Orleans, MD, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Lottie Fletcher Imes.

She was a homemaker whose primary responsibility was being a mother to her children. She performed this duty in such a fashion that it left her children with the indelible imprints of love and respect that will last them a lifetime. She was a faithful member of God's Family Church at Dover. Nina was known as a doll collector and was a knowledgeable collector of Native American paraphernalia. She relished the opportunities to receive and entertain visitors. In her quieter moments, she loved to read and was a fan of many American Movie Classics.

She is survived by her eight children, Mrs. Milton (Carol Jean) Burrier of Hillsboro, Sharon Lee Reed of Belleview, FL, Mrs. Bob (Linda Lou) Miller of New Philadelphia, Rev. Fred and Marilyn Strawser of Sherrodsville, Gary (Debbie) Strawser of Zanesville, Roger Alan Strawser of New Philadelphia, Jeffrey Lynn (Katrina) Strawser of Weirsdale, FL,and Lanny Strawser of New Philadelphia, 31 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great grandchildren, and a brother, George (Brenda) Imes of Massillon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil F. Strawser, whom she married Dec. 29, 1940, and who passed away Jan. 9, 2006; a son, Ronald E. Strawser, who died April 30, 1957; a granddaughter, Kelly R. Lewis; a great-granddaughter, Amanda Beth Fry; three brothers, Robert, Thomas, and Ellis Imes; two sisters, Mary L. Ohler and Leona Ross; and the grandparents who raised her, Frank and Rebecca Fletcher.

Funeral services will be conducted Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. in Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville with Pastor Billy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Leavittsville Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to God's Family Church, 454 E. Front Street, Dover, OH 44622. To leave an online condolence message, visit www.baxtergardner.com.

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