Stong, LaRay

Written by David Green.

LaRay Stong, 90, of Chesterfield Twp., Ohio, died March 31, 2011, at Citizens for Quality Care in Morenci.

He was born May 8, 1920, in Morenci, the son of Earl and Phoebe (Clement) Stong.  In June of 1942, in Seward, Ohio, he married Ruth Burkholder. She preceded him in death Nov. 21, 2001.

LaRay was a farmer all of his life and a keeper of the gardens.  He was a member of the East Chesterfield Church, a long-time Chesterfield Township trustee, and a past president of the Evergreen Boosters.

Survivors include a son, Kevin (and Jan) Stong of Lyons, Ohio; two grandchildren, Daniel and Leslie; and life-long friend, Stanley Roddy.

Besides his wife, LaRay was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Cheryle, in infancy.

There will be a private graveside service at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee County or to the Evergreen Athletic Boosters.

Arrangements were made through Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

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