The Washington Times-Herald

January 26, 2014

Helen Strahley

July 6, 1919 - Jan. 25, 2014

The Washington Times-Herald

---- — SHOALS — Helen Martha Strahley, 94, died Saturday at Johnson Christian Center, Bedford.

Born July 6, 1919, near Bicknell, she was the daughter of Leo and Margaret (Phillippe) Hamke. On July 6, 1939, she married Oscar K. Strahley and he died Sept. 1, 2006.

Helen was a member of the Shoals United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by one son, Bud (Linda) Strahley of Shoals; one daughter, Doris (Ronald) Burcham of Mitchell; five grandchildren, Tim (Barbara) Strahley of Montgomery, Carole (Gary) Bruner of Decatur, Cheryl Burcham of Mitchell, Pamela Burcham of Columbus, Ohio, and Wesley Burcham of Mitchell; three great-granddaughters; and two great-great-grandsons.

She is preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; and two brothers.

The funeral will be at noon Friday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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