John Edward Strawn

East Palestine -?John Edward Strawn, 89, of North James Street, died at 2:09 p.m. Thursday at Covington Community Campus where he had resided.

Ed was born June 30, 1924 in Wheeling, WV, a son of the late John S. and Hazel N. Riggs Strawn and had lived in East Palestine since 1951 coming from Wheeling. A graduate of Harding University, Searcy, AR, he was a U.S. Navy WWII veteran and had been employed at K-Mart Distribution Center in Warren for six years prior to his retiring in 1989.

He is survived by his wife, the former June Sands, whom he married September 20, 1944; as well as three sons, Michael Strawn, Homeworth, Robert Strawn, East Palestine, and Jeffrey Strawn, Columbia, TN; three daughters, Judy Starrett, Grove City, OH, Juanita L. Reeves, New Waterford, and Kathryn S. Zartman of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; 14 grandchildren, 18 grandchildren, and one great great-granddaughter. A brother, James Strawn of West Virginia; and four sisters, Mary Lee Jorgenson, Kirkville, MO, Naomi Miller, Valley Grove, WV, Martha Hoffman, New Lenox, IL, and Colleen Martsolf, Beloit also survive him.

A private service was held by the family at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home.