Linda Strong, 66, of Sciotoville went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2012, at her home. She was born on Nov. 6, 1945, in Portsmouth to August and Lillian (Shaw) Conley. She worked from 1975-1981 in Anaheim, CA, as a computer analyst for McDonnell-Douglas and moved here in 1981 where she worked at the New Boston Coke Factory until she retired in 1995. Linda enjoyed late-model sprint car racing and working in her garden.
She is survived by her daughter, Teri Lutz; two grandchildren, Rebecca Lutz of Portsmouth, Denton Lutz of Portsmouth; one great-granddaughter, Adreanah; three adopted grandsons, Marshall Hatch, Christian Porter, Michael Butler; three sisters, Sandra Bowling of Wheelersburg, Dianna Bostick (Kenneth) of South Webster, Debbie Conley (Ted Williams) of Portsmouth; many nieces and nephews, including Jenny Conley and great-nephew, Brandon Greene; best friend, Pat Steele of Garrison, KY. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Jerry, and Ronald Conley; one sister, Rebecca Conley.
Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, at Wolfe-Nelson Funeral Home in Sciotoville with Pastor Mike Simpson officiating. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.WolfeNelsonFuneralHome.com. Wolfe-Nelson Funeral Home of Sciotoville is handling the arrangements.