Hertha T. Stratton, age 81, of Port Orange, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Countryside Lakes Assisted Living Facility, Port Orange. Born in Freiburg, Germany, Mrs. Stratton attended Coronado Community United Methodist Church in New Smyrna Beach and was a member of it's Priscilla Circle. The Army wife of Command Sergeant Major David Stratton for over 30 years, she was a "people person" who loved traveling and spending time with friends. Survivors include a sister, Hildegard (Kurt) Herzog of Germany; a brother, Otto (Inge) Krueger of Germany; "adopted" daughter, Judith (Bill) Walker of New Smyrna Beach; two nieces, Carmen and Stephanie, both of Germany; a nephew, Frank of Germany; and longtime friends, Hope (Bob) Weiss. Mrs. Stratton was preceded in death by her husband, David in 2007, and her son, Steven Stratton in 1991. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Settle-Wilder's New Smyrna Beach, with the Reverend Robert M. Weiss and the Reverend Walter Allen, officiating. Burial will follow at Edgewater-New Smyrna Cemetery, Edgewater. Calling hours will be 6:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, August 4 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
, Greater Southeast Affiliate, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692, or Coronado Community United Methodist Church, 201 S. Peninsula Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32169. Condolences may be made online at www.settlewilderfuneralhome.com
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Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service - New Smyrna Beach
406 S. Orange Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Aug. 3, 2014