METROPOLIS, Ill. -- Ida Strong, 82, of Metropolis, Illinois, passed away at 9:41 a.m. on Monday, September 9, 2019, at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Miller-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home, with Pastor John Kiehl officiating. Burial will follow in Canaan Cemetery.

Ida was of the Christian faith.

Ida is survived by her sons, Kenneth D. Strong Jr., Jack Strong and wife, Sheila, Donald Strong and wife, Ada, and Greg Strong and wife, Kartrina; grandchildren, Richard Williams, Jessica Williams, David Williams, Jackson Strong, Jordan Strong, Sydney Baker, Rowena Frazier, Cody Strong, Aaron Strong, and Bryce Strong; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Ida was preceded in death by her parents, William and Nora (Reeves) Hendrix; husband, Kenneth D. Strong Sr.; daughter-in-law, Janet Strong; one great granddaughter and 11 siblings.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from noon to 2 p.m. at Miller-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 305 South Illinois Street, Belleville, Illinois 62220-2159.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Miller-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home.

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