WINTER HAVEN - Mary "Jean" Armstrong Feb 7, 1924 - Jul 15, 2013 died due to heart failure.
Jean was born in Flint, Michigan to Charles and Mary Williams Rowley. In 1960 Jean married the love of her life, Paul E. Armstrong, whom thought she could never do anything wrong. They both worked and retired from A/C Spark plug.
After retirement in 1979 they made Winter Haven their permanent residence. They were a couple that knew how to have fun. They loved traveling or spending time with Family and Friends. Being a ferociously independent woman, after Paul passed away in 1989 Jean kept herself busy with her many hobbies. She was involved with the Red Hat Society and also played in a kitchen band for many years. She loved to paint, play cards, do her daily crossword puzzles with her best team mate Evelyn, play Bingo, read a book, and work her jigsaw puzzles. She also loved to watch TV and listen to her music. She felt that each day was a gift and she was always happy to see another day. She felt everyone had a choice to be happy and she chose to be happy. She loved to make people laugh by telling her many jokes. Her roaring laugh and effervescent personality will be deeply missed.
Jean adored her many Family and Friends. She was especially proud of her 5 grand, 15 great grand and 9 great-great grandchildren. She loved to brag about them and spoil them any chance she got. They were her pride and joy. She loved to help others in need and was a very charitable woman who will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her Sons Paul (Cathy), Mark, Douglas and her grand children.
Her celebration of life will take place Monday July 29, 2013 at 1pm at Faith Baptist Church of Winter Haven, FL. Memorial Contributions in her honor may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice of Auburndale FL, or Faith Baptist Church of Winter Haven. Crisp Coon Funeral Home of Winter Haven entrusted with her arrangements.