Beverly A, Wright Strong, 74, of 3683 Rummerfield Creek Road, Wyalusing, PA, passed away peacefully Friday evening, July 5, 2019, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Debbi Strong in Wellsboro, Pa. following declining health. Beverly was born in Sayre, Pa. on May 15, 1945, the daughter of Allen Wright and Berneita Johnson Wright. Beverly was a 1964 graduate of Athens High School. On April 25, 1964, Beverly married John I. Strong in Owego, N.Y. Beverly was employed by the Guidance Department of the Wyalusing Valley High School for 25 years until her retirement. Following her retirement, Beverly volunteered for the Area Agency on Aging in Towanda where she served as an ombudsman. Beverly attended the Standing Stone Vesper Church.
Surviving are her husband of 55 years, John I. Strong, her mother, Berneita Johnson Wright of Sayre, Pa., son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Debbi Strong of Wellsboro, Pa., granddaughter, Kendra Strong of Syracuse, N.Y., step grandchildren, Anthony Cooper and wife Mackinsey of Wellsboro, Pa., Joshua Cooper of Wellsboro, Pa., sisters, Vivian Harbst and husband Joe of Elgin, S.C., Donna Farley and husband Robert of Athens, Pa., Barbara Kline of Rome, Pa., brothers, John Wright of Towanda, William Wright and wife Veronica of Sayre, Pa., Jerry Wright of Sayre, Pa., step-sister, Gloria Shavers of El Paso, TX, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and her special canine companion, Bob-A-Lu. Beverly was predeceased by her father, Allen Wright and step-sister, Alice McKean.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave Towanda, PA. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating. Burial will be in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, PA. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, 32-36 Central Ave. Wellsboro, PA 16901 in memory of Beverly A. Wright Strong. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com.