Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)


April 10, 2012

Eloise K. Strother

April 09, 2012 — 1918-2012

Eloise K. Strother, 93, passed on April 5, 2012 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kansas.  Eloise was born August 25, 1918 in Polar Branch, NC, the daughter of Charles C. and Myra (Poyner) Krank.  She served as a Navy Nurse where she met and married Navy Captain Robert B. Strother of Grayson, on October 27, 1943.  They moved to Toledo, OH where he was Chief of Surgery at St. Lukes Hospital and they raised their three children.  Eloise and her husband retired to St. Petersburg, FL in 1993.  They moved to Lawrence, KS in 2008 to live near their daughter.  Eloise has resided at Brandonwoods Apartments.  She is survived by a daughter and two grandchildren in Lawrence, KS; Dr. Myra Strother, Virginia Strother, and Kendall Goodden; Two sons, Robert B. Strother, Jr. of Cleveland, Oh, and John P. Strother of Houston, TX; Two sisters Marjorie Keith of Norfolk, VA, and Ruth McClarran of Winston Salen, NC. 


She will be inurned in Grayson, KY at a family ceremony.


Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of local arrangements.


Online condolences may be made at


Text Only