Abigail “Abby” Strayer

January 24, 1960 - October 9, 2021
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Abigail ‘Abby’ Bell Strayer of St. Mary’s, Ohio, just 61 years old went to be with Jesus at 2:24 a.m., Saturday, October 9, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends when she completed this life’s journey and transitioned into peace in Heaven. Abby was born on January 24,Continue Reading

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Kathlene Dotson left a message on October 18, 2021:
In memory of Abigail "Abby" Strayer, Kathlene Dotson lit a candle
Kathlene Dotson left a message on October 18, 2021:
I am deeply saddened by the loss of Abby in this world. We worked together at JTPA years ago in Lima. Although our lives followed different paths, I've never forgotten Abby. Her gentle spirit, kindness and positivity touched my life in a profound way. May God bless her family and friends.
Jodi Lowry left a message on October 17, 2021:
Abby I will never forget your many kindnesses to me. May you Rest In Peace
Sr. Cheryl Darr left a message on October 16, 2021:
I remember Abby’s creativity and singing talent during her high school years at Notre Dame. May she now enjoy eternal peace!
Sr Colleen Marie Cousino left a message on October 15, 2021:
My heart goes out to the friends and family of Abby. From our time together at the Sisters of Notre Dame, I remember her dry humor and her ability to transform a mundane conversation into an exchange with depth and thoughtfulness. Many prayers for all of you who will miss her!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Patty Koltunski Kennedy left a message on October 14, 2021:
Prayers and sympathy for Abby's family and friends. With fondness, I remember our time together in the Notre Dame community.. I was privileged to meet her husband, but unfortunately not Jan. I am happy she spent her years with loving family members!
SisterAnn-Marie Borgess, SND left a message on October 14, 2021:
Abby and I lived together when she was with the Sisters of Notre Dame many years ago. Abby was both gentle and strong. Her faith was inspiring. My prayers for her wife, son, and all others who lived her. Thank you, Abby, for your gentle light.
Sister Susan Kusz left a message on October 14, 2021:
Abby was a quiet light when she spent time with the Sisters of Notre Dame many years ago. Her gentleness radiated from her. I am saddened to hear of her death. The song "Gone Too Soon" comes to my mind. May she know peace and joy now and may her family be comforted. Her name will be posted to the prayer board of the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the women's weekend retreat that begins this evening. All of us will be praying for Abby and for the whole family.
Sister Teresita Richards left a message on October 13, 2021:
Abby and I were friends as children. Our Dad’s both ran bicycle shops. We spent time together while our Dads talked shop. My sympathy especially to Daniel and Caleb who also came over to our house. I’m praying for all of Abby’s family and friends.
Diana L Sanders-Wiseley left a message on October 12, 2021:
I remember Abby from the days we both lived in Lima, (Elida for Abby). We both worked at JTPA together and moved to Findlay about the same time. What I remember most about her is her keen intelligence and compassion which is a rare combination. My deepest sympathy to her family.
Jim and Gloria Siverling left a message on October 11, 2021:
Abby was a kind and compassionate person and we will surely miss her. Our sympathies to her family
Anna McMurray left a message on October 11, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers are with all who knew and loved Abby. Rest in Heavenly Peace.
John Avers left a message on October 11, 2021:
It has been my pleasure to work with Abby the last several years at ContiTech. She always had a positive, cheerful spirit and never heard her complain. Whenever we got involved in technical discussions, I was always amazed at how thoroughly she had researched things and knew so many little details. She intimately understood numerous software packages, even though her focus wasn't on IT. She was a quiet leader who led by example. Her dedication was especially evident as the chemo was taking a toll as she continued to make efforts to come in and provide leadership to her lab team. We are deeply saddened by her loss and she will be greatly missed.Sincerely,
Salvatore Darigo left a message on October 11, 2021:
My deepest condolences to Abby's family and loved ones.
Brian W. Jurkowski left a message on October 10, 2021:
I'm so sorry to hear of this...Abby was an amazing woman and a wonderful sister to my Hannah and a very good and wise sister in law to me. May God's comfort and peace be with you all now and at all times! I wish I could travel now, but rest assured my prayers are with you all! We will see Abby again in Paradise!
Sarah I Clark left a message on October 10, 2021:
All my love and sympathy to my nephew Aaron and his family. My big sister Abby is in good company till we can all meet again, but know that the world will be poorer without her here.
Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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