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Vera Strickland

Obituary for Vera Strickland

April 19, 1927 - June 7, 2020
New Castle, Delaware | Age 93


Vera Virginia Strickland of New Castle, DE, age 93, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, June 7, 2020. Vera was born on April 19, 1927 in Simpson, Kansas to the late Frank J. Matous and Jesse (Pruett) Matous.

Vera graduated from Brown Mackie Business School. She married William T. Strickland on November 23, 1946 and they moved to Newark, DE in 1949 and then later in 1952 to New Castle, DE. She worked various accounting and finance positions with multiple manufacturing and banking firms during her career until her retirement at age 80. Vera loved sitting in her sunroom.

Vera is preceded in death by her husband, William T. Strickland Sr. Vera is survived by her son, William T. Strickland Jr. and his wife, Holly; son, Charles B. Strickland; daughter, Brenda Ciconte and her husband, Thomas; 4 grandsons: Wm. Brett, Billy, Wesley, Phillip; 2 granddaughters: Jessica, Lindsay; 2 step-granddaughters: Deanna, Lisa; 5 great grandsons: Will, Aedan, Jayden, Caleb, Andrew; 4 great granddaughters: Amber, Autumn, Jordan, Andrea; and great-great-grandson, Cruz.

A celebration of Vera's life will be held at 12:00 p.m. on June 16, 2020 at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 W. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711, where friends and family may start visiting at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be immediately after at Newark Cemetery. .

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122 W. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
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