- Ada, Oklahoma


July 30, 2013

Zelma Ruth Benton Strong

Oklahoma City —

Graveside services for Zelma Ruth Benton Strong, 83, of Oklahoma City are at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Moore City Cemetery in Moore. The Rev. Linda Snelling will officiate.

Mrs. Strong died Monday, July 29, 2013, at her son’s home in Ada.

She was born Feb. 22, 1930, in Alva to Robert Lee and Pearl Highfill Benton. She graduated from Alva High School in 1947.

She married Causby Ernest Strong Jr. on Oct. 9, 1948, in Roswell, N.M.

Mrs. Strong was employed as a bookkeeper with Miller Norris Company in Oklahoma City until her retirement. She was a member of Cherokee Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma City and a member of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) and the Pioneers.

Survivors include her husband, Causby Strong, of the home; a daughter, Laurice Jones and her husband, Chuck, of Las Vegas, Nev.; a son, Roger Strong and his wife, Debbie, of Ada; a grandson, Jeremy Strong and his wife, Mika, of Allen; a granddaughter, Robin Anderson and her husband, Aaron, of Ada; and great-grandchildren Gehrig and Abbey Strong of Allen, and Hailey Baber and Paislee Anderson of Ada.

Bearers will be Chuck Jones, Jeremy Strong, Gehrig Strong, Roger Strong and Aaron Anderson.

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