Towanna Ann Strader

SALEM – Towanna Ann Strader, 71, died at 1:26 p.m. Thursday at her home following a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 26, 1946 in Salem, a daughter of Robert Henry Sr. and Anna (Hrovatic) Adams.

She was a 1964 graduate of United Local High School and was a managing partner of Strader Group Companies for 46 years.

Survivors include her husband, Randy P. Strader, whom she married Jan. 15, 1966; two sons, Jeffrey A. (Connie) Strader of Salem and Brandon A. (Chrissy) Strader of Lisbon; three daughters, Randa Strader and Kellie Strader, both of Salem, and Aaran Strader of Canton; a sister, Valerie P. Murphy of Sarasota, Fla.; three brothers, Robert H. Adams Jr. of Salem, Brian Adams of Sarasota, Fla. and Randy J. Adams of Hanoverton; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Wesley Hunting of the Holiness Bible Chapel officiating. Calling hours will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 at the funeral home. A private burial will be held at a later date at the Franklin Square Cemetery in Leetonia.

Her favorite charity is the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675,

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