Fern Emily Strom

Fern Emily Strom

April 24, 1923 - December 18, 2011

Fern Emily Strom

April 24, 1923 - December 18, 2011


Fern Emily Strom passed away December 18th, 2011 in her daughters home. She was 88 years old. Ms. Strom was the daughter of the late August and Ella Wagner. She was born in the City of Chicago on April 24, 1923. Fern married Wilbur Strom and was married to him for 30 years. She cared for him until his death from alzheimers in 1990. Fern spent her later years working in a movie theater, but her primary focus was caring for her grandchildren. Ms. Strom is survived by; three daughters: Kathy Richard Binney of Lebanon TN, Misty Blue of San Lorenzo, NM, Karen Clark of Napa, CA; One son: Kevin Penny Strom of Port Charlotte, FL.; Two grandsons: Joel Lara Silverthorn of Fort Myers, FL and William Silverthorn of Lebanon, TN and One granddaughter: April Justin Southward of Ashburn, VA. The family will have a memorial service Tuesday December 27th beginning at 6pm at the New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer that you make donations to Alive Hospice in Nashville, TN. The Cremation Society of Tennessee is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information please see the website www.cremationsocietyoftn.com.

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3 responses to Fern Emily Strom

  1. I will be forever grateful to my grandmother for retiring to raise me as a child. I have fond childhood memories of taking walks around the neighborhood with her, we must have walked hundreds of miles. I’ll never forget when she took me to see Chicago as a child, or all the good times we had decorating that terrible fake Christmas tree from the 70’s. She loved playing monopoly and rummy 500 with the grandchildren. I have peace knowing she has now been reunited with my grandfather Wilbur after 21 years. She will always be with me in spirit, love you grandma.

  2. Kathy Binney says:

    It is been a month since Mom’s passing and sadly her sister has also now passed away. Spending the last six months caring for Mom was the best gift I could ever give her. She still had her off the wall comments, but at the end we held hands, kissed, and said I love you. Powerful words that also included, thank you for all you have done. She cared for her grandchildren from the earliest moments, took them on trips, and they in turn helped her later in her years. I am at peace now knowing she is with her one true love my dad, Bill.

  3. Misty Blue says:

    I especially remember my Mom’s strength and courage to get her families thru all sorts of rough times; keep a roof over our heads, clothing on our backs, and food on the table. She was a hard worker! My fondest memories are of when she took Karen and me to the movies at the Pickwick theatre in Park Ridge, Illinois, and on vacation to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, or up to Emily and Frank’s farm. Mom loved children, the Christmas holidays, travel, and playing card games. I thank her for coming to some understanding and acceptance of my living ‘the hand I was dealt’. May her spirit soar, free of the body that had worn out, and may she guide and visit each of us when we most need it. I hope she is with her mother Ella. I have named my wee house FernElla in honor of both of those exceptional women. I will be with you in spirit on the 27th even though I can’t be there in person. Love, Misty

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