Kelly J. Strong
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age 64, of Mineral City, passed away Wednesday morning in Mercy Medical Center. Born in Dover, Ohio, a son of the late Calvin and Annie Smith Strong, he had been a life resident of Mineral City. He retired in 2004 from U.S. Ceramic Tile Co. in East Sparta after 10 years service. Kelly was a member of Mineral City United Methodist Church, served on the Magnolia and Mineral City Volunteer Fire Departments and was an avid Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes fan and model train enthusiast.
Survived by his wife, Brenda Strong, with whom he celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on July 18; his aunt, Hazel Smith of Mineral City; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Finefrock- Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia with Pastor Mark Gross officiating. Interment in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10-11 a.m. The Stark County Firefighters Association will hold a Last Alarm service at 7:45 p.m. Friday. The family wishes to express their appreciation to aide Tasha, nurses Kim, Angie and Paula for the love and care they gave to Kelly and to Brenda for delivering food. Condolences may be left at
Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home, Inc.
266 North Main Street
Magnolia, OH 44643
Published in The Times Reporter on July 25, 2013