Alnown Strain was born October 17, 1919, in Gray Summit, Missouri, to Albert Livingston Nothstine, Sr. and Allie (Mealer) Nothstine. She died Monday, February 2, 2015, in Owasso, Oklahoma, at the age of 95 years. Alnown was married May 22, 1939, in Claremore, Oklahoma, to John Raymond Strain. She spent most of her working life as a homemaker and caring for her family. She was a longtime faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Owasso as well as the Owasso VFW Post #7180 Ladies Auxiliary. Alnown enjoyed a variety of pastimes including fishing, reading, and cooking. She also enjoyed needlework and crafts, especially embroidery. Most important to her was her family.
Loving family members include;
Jim Strain and his wife Ida, of Tulsa, OK
J.D. Strain and his wife Pat, of Kansas
Joe Strain and his wife Enid, of Tulsa, OK
Judy Fruechting and her husband Carl, of Gore, OK
Janet Loffer and her husband Larry, of Collinsville, OK
38 great grandchildren
And a host of great great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John, sister, Martha Gephardt, and brother, Albert Nothstine, Jr.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2015, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 6, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church in Owasso with Pastor Taud Boatman officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Owasso VFW Post #7180, c/o Richard Simmons, 7708 North 131st East Court, Owasso, Oklahoma, 74055. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
Joe, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a great lady! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
— Steve Crosslin, Wednesday – February 4, 2015
— , Wednesday – February 4, 2015
Nikki, sorry to hear about your grandmother. We are thinking of you!
The Farley Family
— nicole maschek, Thursday – February 5, 2015
Sorry to hear about your Grandmother, Nikki. I remember her as a very sweet lady. Love to you and your family – the Woods
— Ashley Wood, Thursday – February 5, 2015
Janet, What I remember most about your Mom is her laughter and her hugs. When your family visited us in Cabool I could hardly wait to see her and your Dad. They were very special people and I always felt lucky to have had them both in my life.
— Bob & Wanda Thompson, Thursday – February 5, 2015
Alnown was one of the sweetest ladies we have ever met. She was our mother, Mary Wright’s roommate at Sequoyah Point. She and Mary became best friends and we loved Alnown. Janet, I’m so glad she was in our life and we will always remember her.
— Rob & Jo Lynn Wright, Friday – February 6, 2015
So sorry to hear about your loss….even thou i only knew Alnown a short time i could tell she was a real hoot…she lived a long full life and put joy in the hearts all of those around her..
— Darrell Brister, Friday – February 6, 2015
Mowery Funeral Service
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Thursday – February 5, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday – February 6, 2015
Floral Haven Memorial Gardens
6420 South 129th East Avenue
Broken Arrow, OK 74021
Owasso VFW Post #7180, c/o Richard Simmons
7708 North 131st East Court
Owasso, OK 74055