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Lela J. (Murray) Stringer
Longtime resident of Ayer; 95

AYER -- Lela J. (Murray) Stringer, 95, of Ayer, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at her residence.

Her husband of 54, years, Tom S. Stringer, died in September 1991. Mrs. Stringer was born in Hamilton, Missouri, Feb. 11, 1919, a daughter of Ward and Hazel (Banks) Murray, and has resided in Ayer since 1945.

She was a member of the Apple Valley Baptist Church in Ayer. She was a former member of the Calvary Baptist Church and The Federated Church also in Ayer.

Mrs. Stringer had been active in the Ayer Girl Scout program, the Federated Church's Federa Club and the Prison Fellowship Program.

She leaves her son and daughter-in-law, Gene L. and (Georgine) Stringer of Nixa, Missouri; two daughters, Shelly L. Gage and her husband, David, of Pepperell, Sharon Swinyer of Ayer; seven grandchildren, Michael Stringer, Shawna Blinn, Jason Gage, Christopher Gage, Erik Swinyer, Jennifer Gage, Bradley Swinyer; five great grandchildren, Daniel Blinn, Nathan Blinn, Madison Swinyer, McKenzie Swinyer and Madison Swinyer.

She was the sister of the late June Olquin of Oklahoma, and Esther Parson of Texas.

Mrs. Stringer worked several years as a teacher's aide at the Hilltop School in Ayer, retiring in 1994. Prior to that she worked as a private duty nurses aide in the community.

STRINGER -- Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 14th at the TJ. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Rd., (Rte. 2A), Ayer. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the ., 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311.

Published in Lowell Sun on June 12, 2014
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