Laura Nelle Stroth, 95, of Newcomerstown, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Riverside Manor Nursing AND Rehabilitation Center in Newcomerstown.

She was born Nov. 6, 1917, in Springfield, to the late Frank and Jessie (Tippett) Lantz.

She graduated from Wellston High School and was an accomplished homemaker. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Casa Grande, Ariz, and was affiliated with Victory Assembly of God Church in Newcomerstown.

She had also been an active member of the Toltec Ladies Club, Toltec, Ariz., and of the Wellston Garden Club in Wellston.

On Aug. 9, 1941, she married Hugh I. Stroth, who died on July 28, 2010.

She is survived by one son, Hugh I. (H. I.) Stroth and wife Ann of Louisville, Ky.; two daughters, Laurna (Don) Brown of Newcomerstown and Mary (Rick) Dean of Flagstaff, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Tracy (Richard) Stephenson, Michelle (Brad) Moore, Jonathan (Becky) Zufelt, Kim Stroth and companion Phillip and his daughter Tiandra, Nathan (Kristin) Zufelt and Cecilia Brown and fiance, Trey; five great-grandchildren, Austin Zufelt, Caroline Stephenson, Sydni Zufelt, Claire Moore, and William Moore; a beloved cousin, Bob Tippett of Dayton; and three nieces, Darla Burns, Marilyn (Toni) Kelly, and Laura Mulhern.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Jeanne,Thelma (Jo); brother, Cauncey; two sisters, who died in childhood; and niece, Jeannine Sanborn.

A service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Ave., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663; or the donor's choice of charity.

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