Louella Anna Strong passed away on March 14, 2023 at the age of 95. Louella A. Strong was born October 8, 1927 to German Immigrants, John and Anna Siemsen in Holyrood, KS and lived there until adulthood when she moved to Wichita. Lou worked as a Oil Secretary until she retired. She was president of the Oil Secretaries Association and named Women of the Decade. In retirement, she and Don moved to Lakeview, AR where she continued her passion of serving others by volunteering at Baxter Memorial, her church, the library, Cancer Society, member of the Elks Lodge in Mountain Home, AR and bowling until she was 91. She was able to experience the love of 5 generations and being a part of her great-great grandchildren’s lives. Lou moved to Wentzville, MO in 2020 where she lived until her passing. Louella was the matriarch of her large loving family to whom cherished and loved her deeply.
She is survived by her three children, Richard Zajic of Iola, KS, Vicki Wideman of Wentzville, MO, Layton (Shelley) Strong of Pleasant Valley, MO; previous daughter-in-law, Mary Lacy; seven grandchildren, Teresa (Mark) Althoff, Rae (Donnie) Moulton, Cathi (Randy) Bornhop, John (Mitzie) Graeler, Lisa (Troy) Smith, Doug Wideman, Dennis (Candy) Wideman; 22 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; She is preceded in death by her father, John Siemsen, mother, Anna Siemsen (nee Ehler), husband, Don D. Strong, brother, Herman Siemsen, sisters, Gertrude Cundiff, Mildred Hanaberry, Dorothy Smith, and Margaret Mehl, grandchildren, Angela and Rick Zajic.
Memorials may be made to: University of Missouri Extension St. Charles County (https://extension.missouri.edu/counties/st-charles/donate), 260 Brown Rd, St Peters, MO 63376