Doris Caroline Armstrong, 80, of Marshall, MO, formerly of Scotland County, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
She was born the daughter of Ornal Oren and Zela (Howard) Reynolds on January 19, 1934, in Scotland County MO. Doris attended schools in Rutledge and Baring, graduating in 1952. Doris graduated from the Quincy School of Cosmetology in 1956.
On April 6, 1958, she married Alvin Merlin Armstrong. He preceded her in death September 1, 2006.
She was a beautician and owned Doris’ Beauty Shop while living in Carrollton, MO and Wyaconda. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Carrollton and had been a resident of the Mar-Saline Manor Care Center in Marshall since November of 2006.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, six sisters in law, six brothers in law, a niece and a nephew.
She is survived by her daughters, Leah Eiserer and husband Allen of Carrollton and Marla Erickson and husband Rick of Marshall; grandchildren, Spencer Shannon and wife Kelly of Carrollton and Nicki Erickson of Casa Grande, AZ; great grandchildren, Ava and Colton Shannon of Carrollton; a sister Neva Corwin of Morris, IL; sisters in law and brothers in law, Iris Armstrong of Plano, TX, Delma Kelley and husband Monty of Crossroads TX, Kathleen Schutz of Savannah, IL, Pat Armstrong of Luray, MO, Vancel Armstrong and wife Patti of Lucerne, IN, Darrell Armstrong and wife Wilma of Hisperia CA, and Dallas Armstrong and wife Brenda of Shelbyville, MO; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Dan Hite, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Pauline Cemetery in Rutledge.
Visitation will be held on Saturday prior to the service from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Pauline Cemetery.
Thank you for letting us care for your mother. She was a very sweet and loving lady. We will all miss her here at The Manor. Our deepest condolences.
Doris will be greatly missed. We all enjoyed working with her she was such a joy to be around. RIP dear friend and fly with the angels.
Marla & Leah – I am not sure you remember me but I am Janine Hunziker. Back when we both lived at Wyaconda, I remember spending many days at your house. I also remember your Mom with the beauty shop. I just saw where she passed and wanted to send my condolences to you both. Take care and God Bless.
We are so sorry for your loss. Doris was a sweet person. When visiting at the Manor, she was always smiling, Thelma and I will miss her. May you find comfort at this difficult time through faith and memories.
We will miss Doris and loved her dearly. She was a kind and thoughtful person. Now she is in Heaven with my brother, Merlin, and no longer in pain.
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