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Robert Russell Strayer

Robert Russell Strayer, 79, of DeGraff, died at 4:17 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.

He was born in Logan County on March 4, 1933, a son of the late Ray Sherman and Tena Anna Sidle Strayer. He also was 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 the former 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.

A graduate of DeGraff High School, Bob was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Stonycreek Church of the Brethren, Logan County Antique Tractor Club, Miami Valley Post 652, American Legion and Miami Grange.

Pastor Ray Headings officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff, where visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial is in the Greenwood-Union Cemetery, DeGraff.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Riverside EMS or the charities of the donors’ choices.

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