Mary L. Armstrong, 85, Jasper

Mary L. Armstrong, 85, of Jasper, died Wednesday, April 21, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Velpen February 10, 1936, to Andrew and Josephine (Wright) Ross. She married Howard E. Armstrong January 9, 1956. He died September 6, 2000.

Mary began her career in production in Jasper factories and then earned an associate degree as a Certified Medical Assistant and worked for several doctor’s offices in Dubois County. She volunteered at the Crisis Connection in Jasper, worked at the Jasper Walmart, and spent her later years as a Walmart greeter. She enjoyed staying busy, being active in her grandchildren’s lives, fishing trips with her grandchildren, baking, and gardening. She was a member of the Indiana State AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants), was president of the organization, and attended the AAMA conventions throughout the United States. She was a Jehovah’s witness at Kingdom Hall in Jasper.

She is survived by one daughter, Ann Armstrong, Jasper; one sister, Sylvia Ross, Jasper, one daughter-in-law, Naydine Armstrong, Loogootee; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; and three sisters-in-law, Judy Crane, Esther Grundhoefer, and Linda Beard.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son, Bill Armstrong, one daughter, Wanda Ross, who died in infancy, two brothers, Gary and Raymond Ross, one sister, Agnes Ross, and three brothers and two sisters who died in infancy.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Mount Zion Cemetery Fund at 995 Carroll Street, Jasper, IN 47546, or to the wishes of the family. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral  services at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with burial following in Mount Zion Cemetery in Ireland. Pastor David Chinn will officiate at the services.

Masks and social distancing are recommended for the visitation and service.

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