Fay E. Strong
Just turning 79, Fay E. Strong of Louisville, passed away Sunday evening in her home. Born in Canton, the daughter of Robert and Pauline Sickafoose; wife of late husband Gerald E Strong, survived by and sister of Jack (Helen) Sickafoose, June (Jerry) Pullins, and her late brother Ned (Cindy) Sickafoose all of Magnolia, she will be remembered as generous, compassionate, happy, and loving. To her children Jeremy (Leslie) Strong of Mebane, NC; Sue (Scott) Turner of Massillon; Jane (Bill) Everard of Jupiter, FL; and Betsy Strong of Columbus - mom will forever be remembered as the Gold Medalist of patience, resilient, painstakingly kind and was in love with life. The matriarch of the tribe, she was a playmate to all. To her grandchildren Austin, Parker, Lexi, and Cooper Everard; Jake, Chloe, and Joel Strong; Megan, Ryan and Allison Turner, grandma will forever be remembered as a comic, a storyteller, and caregiver, and a friend who would play any board or card game presented. She was up for the challenge.
Fay was a lover of the Cleveland Indians, her church, her music, her faith, her family, and her friends. A 25-year volunteer for the PT/OT department at Timken Mercy, she co-created a Stroke Support Group that still meets to this day and was honored with the Frist Humanitarian Award for Columbia Mercy Medical Center. She was devoted to her faith at Christ United Methodist Church in Louisville for over 40 years and was a devout member of the choir. She took pride in attending her children and grandchildren’s’ school, church, and sporting events. She was a natural chef, entertainer, and comedian. She was a glass half full individual. Despite the challenges of a stroke at the age of 49, she never gave up or let it restrict her abilities to move forward. She always found the positive in every challenge and aspect of her life and encouraged everyone around her to do better, be better. She was simply put - a phenomenal human being and an angel sent to us all.
They don’t make ‘em like Fay. In her last written words:
“When someone you love dies, you never quite get over it. You just slowly learn how to go on without them tucked safely in your heart.”
Funeral Services will be 3:00 PM Sunday in Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Rev. Michael Grant Officiating. Calling hours will be 1:00 to 3:00 pm Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 600 East Gorgas Street, Louisville Ohio 44641. Condolences may be made to www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com
Stier—Israel Funeral Home
Christ United Methodist Church
600 E Gorgas Street, Louisville OH 44641