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Mrs. Kea Strickland

Mrs. Kea E. Strickland, 91, of Emmitsburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, at St. Catherine’s Nursing Center, Emmitsburg. She was the wife of the late Lewis E. Strickland.

Born April 2, 1910, in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Mable Martin. She was a homemaker. In earlier years, she was a dressmaker for Pilot Blouse Co., Baltimore.

She loved baseball, especially the Baltimore Orioles. She was a long-time member of Graceham Moravian Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Bivens of Emmitsburg; one grandson, Francis L. Bivens of Emmitsburg; one great-grandson, Austin Lee Bivens of Emmitsburg; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Martin and Ella Mae Martin; and many nieces and nephews, including nieces Edith Gordon and Sue Brown. She will also be remembered by her grandson Francis’ fiancee, Stacy Bassler.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, George Martin and John Martin; four sisters, Catherine Martin, Edith Jackson, Beulah Martin and Irene Martin; brother-in-law, Edward Jackson; son-in-law, Tommie A. Bivens; and sisters- and brothers-in-law, Lois and Tom Hogan, Leona and Carl Alderman, John and Mary Strickland, and Robert and Sidney Strickland. Interment was in Parkwood Cemetery, Baltimore.

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