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Mary Elizabeth Strickland

October 3, 1952 ~ October 9, 2021 (age 69)
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Mary Elizabeth Strickland, age 69, of Hamilton County, Indiana passed away October 9, 2021 at Prairie Lakes Health Campus in Noblesville, IN.

She was born October 3, 1952 at Covington, Kentucky to Sterling David and Gloria Jean (Burns) Reed.  She attended Jackson Township Schools and graduated from Hamilton Heights High School with the Class of 1971.  She worked various jobs before marrying the love of her life, Charles Leon Strickland, Sr. on December 28, 1982.  She found that she enjoyed her new role as wife and homemaker.

Mary was a friendly, outgoing person.  Her family said she never met a stranger and many acquaintences became lifelong friends. She had a heart of gold and you were always welcome in her home and at her table.  She loved to work on craft projects and she loved to bake.

Mary loved the Lord and was an active member and worshiper at the Arcadia Church of the Brethren until she was physically unable to attend the services.

Surviving her is her mother: Gloria Jean Reed of Arcadia, IN, sons: Charles David Strickland of Greenwood, IN, and Jeffrey Wayne Fields of Indianapolis, IN, step-son: Charles Leon Strickland, Jr. of Olmstead Falls, Ohio, a brother: Michael James Reed of Cicero, IN, sisters: Frances Rebecca Jones of Tipton, IN, Vickie Sue Moore of Arcadia, IN, Charlotte Jean Edwards of Frankton, IN and Kimberly Ann Null of Atlanta, IN, grandchildren: Ian Strickland, Logan Strickland and Lexi Burchett, step-grandchildren: Charlie Strickland and Amanda Strickland plus several great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death is her father, her husband and her brother: John Reed.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 18, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Hartley Funeral Home Cicero Chapel with Rev. Ben Poole officiating. Burial will follow the services at the Arcadia Cemetery.  A time of visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until time of the services.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 8604 Allisonville Road, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46250.  You may send condolences at 

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October 18, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hartley Funeral Homes
209 W. Jackson Street
Cicero, IN 46034

Funeral Service
October 18, 2021

11:00 AM
Hartley Funeral Homes
209 W. Jackson Street
Cicero, IN 46034


American Diabetes Association - Allisonville Rd
8604 Allisonville Road, Suite 100, Indianapolis IN 46250
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