Beverly Hope Strong (nee Phillips) age 96, of Neenah-Menasha, passed away on
Friday, June 7, 2019. Beverly was born on September 25, 1922 daughter of the
late Edward and Bernice (Simpson) Phillips and was a lifelong resident of Doty
Island. Beverly was proud of her Simpson family heritage. Her grandparents’
farm was one of the original homesteads in Outagamie County. She was a lifelong
member of Whiting Community Baptist Church in Neenah and served in
leadership positions in The Women’s Missionary Society and Sunday School.
Beverly was an active member of the Menasha Historical Society, Women’s Tuesday Club
of Neenah, St. Thomas Episcopal Women’s Bible Study and she was a charter
member of the Winchester Academy. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse at
Theda Clark Hospital for over 25 years. Beverly enjoyed dancing with her husband
Doug and they belonged to many dance clubs. She also loved entertaining her
extended family during holidays when everyone brought an instrument and/or
their best singing voices. Beverly was dedicated to serving and caring for others.
She is survived by her children: E. Phillip (Alice Dillon) Strong and Paulette Strong,
her grandchildren: Alison Strong Zak (John), Angela Strong Blake (Adam); her
great-grandchildren: Sophia, Samuel, Nicholas, Dillon, Grace and Braden. She is
further survived by a brother-in-law, Ken DeCarlo and nieces and nephews.
Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Edward Strong, a sister,
Shirley Phillips DeCarlo and a brother and sister-in-law Robert “Bud” (Shirley
Konkol) Phillips .
A memorial service for Beverly will be held at the Kessler Funeral Home, 304 S.
Commercial St., Neenah on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Visitation will be
at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers a
memorial is being established. For online condolences, please visit: www.kesslerfh.com
The love, support, kindness and care of the Wisconsin Veterans Home staff in King
will live on in her family’s hearts. What a cherished blessing they are!
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