Nancy Jo Strode, 73, of Newport, Ohio, passed away Friday (Aug. 9, 2013) at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born, Dec. 25, 1939, in Washington County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Dwight and Anna Lashley Haines. She was a 1957 graduate of Chesterhill High School, and a member of the Todd's United Methodist Church in Chesterhill. Her hobbies included working, playing softball, bowling, a great gardener, sewing, and most of all loved taking care of her family.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Donald Strode, daughter, Jane Ellison and her husband, Bill of Newport, two grandchildren, Ronnie Lee Early, Jr. and his wife, Gretchen of New Matamoras, and Lashley Dawn Earley of Newport, three great grandchildren, Camron Earley, Keenan Earley, and Lilly Poling, one sister, Mary Lou Haines and Bud Haines and his wife, Helen all of McConnelsville, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services will be held Wednesday, at 1 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va., with Pastors Stanley Strode and Mike Strode officiating. Interment will be in the Newport Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Newport Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 188, Newport, Ohio 45768. An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com