Okia Lee Stradling - age: 85
(July 02, 1927 to June 19, 2013 )
Resident of Saint Paris, Ohio
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., Saint Paris, Ohio.
Okia Lee Stradling, 85, of St. Paris passed away on Wednesday, June 19th in her home. She was born on July 2, 1927 in Paintsville, KY to the late Harvey & Mae (Horn) Williams. Mrs. Stradling was retired from Grimes Mfg. Co., where she was a quarter century club member. She loved to read, travel, and her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Stradling and her grandson, Jaime VanHoose. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Marilyn Clark of Urbana, OH; daughter’s, Sheryl Dunlavy and Cathy VanHoose and son, Lou Gregory Stradling all of St. Paris, Oh. She is also survived by five grandchildren; Michele (Clark) & Michael Leach of Grandview, OH, Matthew Clark of Centerville, OH, Jessi & Shawn Butz of St. Paris, OH, Jeremy VanHoose of St. Paris, OH, Jaclyn (VanHoose) & Allan Portis of Urbana, OH, sixteen great-grandchildren: Lauren & Jacob Leach, Hunter & Adelynne Clark, Jaret VanHoose, Madyson, Mayson, & Trystan VanHoose, Zaine Freeman, Haleigh Arledge, Gage, Jake, Cole Butz, Kinleigh White, Jalyn & Meah Portis . She is also survived by a sister, Ruth Rowley of DeGraff, OH, a brother and sister-in-law, Paul & Sue Williams of Staffordsville, KY, special granddaughters-in-law: Kylie (VanHoose) Rush & Gina VanHoose, numerous nieces & nephews and special friend Vi Mitchell. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 24 2013 at 11:00 a.m in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield Street, St. Paris, Ohio 43072 with Reverend Dave Kepple of the St. Paris United Methodist Church presiding. Burial will follow in the Spring Grove Cemetery, N. Heck Hill Road, St. Paris. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., Saint Paris, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Mercy Hospice, 444 Harding Road, Springfield, Ohio 45504 or St. Paris EMS, P.O Box 648, St. Paris, Ohio 43072 Envelopes will be available in the Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.shivelyfuneralhomes.com.