Robert Russell Strayer

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DEGRAFF - Robert Russell Strayer, 79, of DeGraff, died at 4:17 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.
He was born March 4, 1933, in Logan County, a son of the late Ray Sherman and Tena Anna Sidle Strayer. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Donald R. and Sherman Strayer, and two sisters, Lucile Miller and Catherine Kuhn.
On Aug. 10, 1957, he married Mary Frances Hooley in Bellefontaine and she died Jan. 25, 2005.
Survivors include a son, Jay (Sadie) Strayer, of DeGraff; two daughters, Julie (Robert) Remmington, of Ashland, and Joanne (David) Bell, of Bellefontaine; two brothers, Harley Strayer and Richard Strayer, both of DeGraff; a sister, Louise Beatty, of DeGraff, and five grandchildren, Nathan (Candace) Remmington, Sheila Remmington, Robbie and D.J. Strayer and Jennifer Bell.
Bob was a graduate of DeGraff High School, an Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of Stonycreek Church of the Brethren, Logan County Antique Tractor Club, Miami Valley Post No. 652, American Legion, and Miami Grange.
The family will receive friends at the Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday with Pastor Ray Headings officiating. Burial is in the Greenwood-Union Cemetery, DeGraff.
The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Riverside E.M.S or the charity of the donor's choice.
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Published in Sidney Daily News on Nov. 2, 2012
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