Allison Page (Kura) Armstrong|
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Allison Page (Kura) Armstrong, 32, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 2, 2013.
Born in Akron, she was a lifetime area resident, a graduate of Woodridge High School and Taylor University and a member of The Chapel. Allison was a licensed personal trainer, having worked at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium. She loved to exercise and to help people work hard to achieve their goals. She was devoted to her Lord and to her family. She served in many official capacities which spoke to this devotion. She went on several missions trips, served as a worship leader at her church in Colorado, and helped to lead a small group at The Chapel. But, more impressive were the myriad of ways she showed her devotion unofficially. Allie was the type of person who never really lost a friend and made lifelong friends from every place she went. She had a weekly tradition of calling her college roommates to keep their relationship growing. It seemed that in every place around town Allie knew someone, and if she didn't she would after about 15 minutes. And when she spoke with you she had a way of making you feel that you mattered, that you were important to her. She loved people well and she found people to love wherever she was. She had a relentless drive to get things done. She was almost always late because she was always trying to do more than time would reasonably allow.
The family would like to send a special thanks to the many people who took care of us during Allie's treatments. Allie held her doctor and the staff at Akron General, many of whom became personal friends, in high regard. It was your friendship and care that made her regular visits not only tolerable, but enjoyable for her. The same can be said of how she grew to know and care for so many of the staff and patients and their families on G110 and G111 at the Cleveland Clinic. Finally, a thank you is due for all those who made her stay in Houston more comfortable. Thank you for all the ways you loved Allie. She was so fond of people and this journey brought her into contact with so many kind people. She counted you as friends.
For those interested, you can go to the blog Allie kept and retrace her journey at www.livestrongarmstrong.com.
She is survived by her husband of nine years, Adam; daughters, Paige (8), Hayleigh (5) and Mollie (3); parents, Mike and Tana Kura; brothers, David (Jessica) Kura, Jon (Gina) Kura and their four children; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Warren and Claudia Armstrong; and brother-in-law, Chris (Ellie) Armstrong and their three children.
Pastor Kevin Delaney will conduct funeral service Saturday, 11 a.m. in the main sanctuary at The Chapel, 135 Fir Hill, Akron 44304. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Allie Armstrong Scholarship Fund at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy. Donations may be mailed to Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy at 4687 Wyoga Lake Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44224. (REDMON, STOW, 330-688-6631)
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Sept. 5 to Sept. 6, 2013