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Betty Lou (Wagner) Strader

June 26, 1933August 27, 2020

Betty Lou (Wagner) Strader, 87, formerly of Miamisburg, passed away on Thursday August 27, 2020 in Hospice of Butler and Warren Counties. She was born June 26, 1933 in Cumberland, Maryland.

She attended High School in Barberton, Ohio and Akron General Hospital’s Nursing Program (Akron, Ohio) graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1954. She worked at Akron General Hospital for many years. She changed to working in Skilled Nursing Facilities in Barberton, Ohio and Centerville, Ohio, retiring in 1998 after forty-four years of nursing. She has attended Franklin Bible Methodist Church in Franklin, Ohio for thirty years. She loved doing a variety of crafts, putting together puzzles, and playing board games with her grandchildren. She loved spending time with her “grandpuppies” Daisy, Lacey, and Luna.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda M. (Floyd) Resler of Mason, Ohio; sons, Thomas G. (Phyllis) Strader of Buchannon, West Virginia and Alan L. (Natalie) Strader of Noblesville, Indiana; grandchildren, Kristen N. (Isaiah) Hruby of Fairfield Twp, Ohio, Shelby A. Carter of Cincinnati, Ohio, Nicholas A. Strader of Fishers, Indiana and Katelynn E. Strader of Noblesville, Indiana; great-granddaughter, Esther Edith Hruby.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andy O. and Edith (Wagner) Wilmoth; husband, Hartzel Guy Strader, and her siblings.

The family would like to extend thanks to the membership of Franklin Bible Methodist Church for loving and caring for our mother/grandmother all these years, to Amanda and Chris Saylor for their special friendship and Mexican dinners, and to the staff at Hospice of Butler and Warren Counties for their dedication and loving care in the last days.

Gathering of family and friends will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Franklin Bible Methodist Church, 6000 Dixie Hwy., Franklin, Ohio. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. Monday with Pastor Brian Wardlaw officiating. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Franklin Bible Methodist Church or Hospice of Butler and Warren Counties.


  • Gathering of Family & Friends

    Monday, August 31, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, August 31, 2020


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Peggy Cecil

August 30, 2020

I worked with Mrs. Strader at Washington Manor Nursing Home in the mid 1970's. She was a great mentor for me with her strong work ethic. She often worked along side me as an aide and taught me to care properly for each patient. She took time to listen. We were a great team working on the "Medicare" unit. She was such an inspiration to me! I later completed my BSN program and have tried to pass on to younger nurses the wisdom Mrs. Strader passed on to me!!! I have often remembered her fondly and know there weren't many nurses as compassionate as her❤.

Ellyn Meadows Parsons

August 29, 2020

I remember Betty so well. She never changed. Always taking care of others. Condolences to family. She will be missed.


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