Nancy Strong

Nancy Strong

Nancy B. Strong of Allegan, Michigan passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012 in Allegan. Mrs. Strong was born January 14, 1937 in Otsego to Carlton and Josephine (Franklin) Belden and was a lifelong resident of the area. For many years, together with family members, she owned and operated the Olympia Restaurant in Otsego and the Olympia Truck Stop in Plainwell. When she wasn’t working or taking care of her family, she led Bible studies at the Allegan County Jail.

On July 3, 1953 in Otsego she married Allen Strong, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Terry Lee (Sherry) Strong of Arizona and Brett Strong of Allegan; 6 grandchildren including Adrian Strong, Kyle (Carrie) Strong, Heather (Brandon) Brennen and Taylor Strong; 7 great-grandchildren including Ella Nicole Brennen; her sister, Sally (Robert) Brown of Otsego; several nieces and nephews and  Kyle and Heather’s mother Laury Grove who has remained close with the family.

She was preceded in death by her infant son Bradley, then by her son Link Strong in 1982, her brother, Richard Belden in 1969 and her sister-in-law, Betty Belden Hurst of Otsego.

In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday April, 28, 2012 at the Emmaus Road Bible Church with a luncheon to follow. Burial of ashes will be at Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park North, Kalamazoo.

Contributions in memory of Nancy may be made to the Mission Fund at Emmaus Road Bible Church.

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  1. Bud Genung says:

    Iam so sorry to hear the news, my thoughts and prayers will be with you, I’m on the road and can’t get back in time, again i’m really sorry. Love Bud.

  2. Rosalyn Genung says:

    Our deepest sympathy at your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bill (Nora Franklin Genungs son) and Joyce Genung.

  3. Cindy Roberts says:

    Sorry for your loss but we will see her in Heaven and I will be there because she was faithful to share the Gospel of Jesus with me when I was 7 at Merson’s Wednesday night program. That’s when I accepted Jesus and I have always been grateful.

  4. Corrine Newton Anderson says:

    Sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. I had a stroke and am in assisted living so I cannot be at her service but I have many wonderful memories.

  5. Chastity says:

    Dear Strong Family,
    I’m very sorry for the death that you’ve experienced in your family recently. There are some scriptures found in gods word, that have encouraged me in the past when it comes to losing one of our loved ones. John 11:25 says… “He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.”
    I also agree with the bible when it says at Acts 24:15… That “there will be a resurrection, of both the righteous and unrighteous“! Revelation 21:4 states “ Death will be no more.” “The former things have passed away.” What a wonderful time to live when these scriptures will be fulfilled!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.. please know that I’m thinking of you and your family during this hardship.
    Thank you for your time,
    Chastity Aniol

  6. Don and Shirley Brown says:

    Dear Strong family, Thinking of you at this sad time but know that Nancy is happy and healthy up in Heaven with the Lord. Music is playing and they are celebrating. Nancy Strong’s home coming.She was a dear lady and did so much for others. She lead so many to the lord. You have many happy keep you at this time.Our prayers go out to you. Peace Don and Shirley

  7. Greg Morris says:

    Very sorry to hear of your loss.Your family will be in my prayers.

  8. Dan Means says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Franklin/Belden families.

    I am Carl Belden’s cousin on his mother’s side.

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