Audrey Armstrong
1925 - 2020
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Audrey Armstrong
On Sept. 30, 2020, Audrey Elaine Armstrong, 95, of Midland, with family present and singing hymns, went home to be the Lord she loved so dearly. She was born on March 28, 1925 in West Branch, the daughter of the late James and Geneva Sheltrown. She married Richard Thomas Armstrong, Dec. 12, 1942. She attended Midland schools as a youngster, and received her GED at age 35. She then studied to become an LPN and later returned to school full time to become a registered nurse. Audrey retired from Midland Hospital after working in labor and delivery for 35 years. She worked the midnight shift for her entire career, beginning that schedule so she could be home for her sons in the mornings and after school. She was an active member of the Jefferson Avenue Church of God for nearly 50 years.
Preceding her in death is her husband, Richard (2004); seven siblings; son, Jack (Linda K.); and daughter-in-law, Rosalie (Dick). Surviving are two sons, Dick and Barry Armstrong; and daughter-in-law, Linda J.; daughter-in-law, Linda K. Armstrong; and grandchildren, Rick Armstrong, Ann Garland (Armstrong) and husband Tim Garland, Shelly (Armstrong) and husband Jon Miller, Stacie (Armstrong) Huyett, Rebecca (Armstrong) Mulson, and husband Jordan Mulson and Rachel Armstrong; great-grandchildren, Ben and Grace Armstrong, J.W. Huyett, Judah Mulson, Benjamin Mulson and Olive Elaine Mulson.
Audrey - aka Mom, Gram and GG - was generous, loving and lived to serve, often volunteering at the hospital following her retirement. She remained active in aqua size until her late 80s and hosted frequent family and church gatherings in "the barn." A major highlight and life-changing event was a trip to Israel in 1993. Audrey and her late husband Dick had several cross country adventures by motorcycle, camping in a pup tent and also enjoyed a vintage travel trailer for many years. She enjoyed Scrabble and word games on her computer and followed family and friends on Facebook, posting daily scriptures and words of inspiration and encouragement. Her final post was three days before her passing.
"May God wrap His loving arms around you tonight, and give you His peace which surpasses all understanding. To God be the Glory. Amen."
Funeral services will take place 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at Christian Celebration Center in Midland. Long time family friends, Pastor Don Duford and Melvin Hunt will officiate. Audrey's family will receive friends at Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler Road, Midland, Monday Oct. 5 from 4-7 p.m. and Tuesday morning 10-11 a.m. at Christian Celebration Center. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Toni and Trish House Hospice (toniandtrishhouse.org).



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Published in Midland Daily News on Oct. 2, 2020.
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October 6, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Cindy, Joshua and Katelyn Sheltrown
Family
October 5, 2020
I had the pleasure of meeting Audrey during the birth of my first child ... she was wonderful, comforting and made my birthing experience a lasting memory! May her family find comfort and peace in their memories!! Heaven gained a wonderful Nurse !God Bless You Audrey May you rest in eternal peace
Kathy Sanford
Acquaintance
October 3, 2020
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Janet Bailey
October 4, 2020
Aunt Audrey was sweet and witty at the same time. We will miss her.
Janet Bailey
Family
October 3, 2020
So sorry for your loss, Barry and Dick. Mrs. Armstrong was always the “mom” next door. She will be missed. Carol (Burkett) Denniston.
Carol (Burkett) Denniston
Classmate
October 3, 2020
Audrey was an amazing woman and loved by so many. She was an inspiration and set a great Christian example for us. Lots of memories from our times together at church and those barn gatherings. What a legacy she has left. Loss is always hard and she will be greatly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Karin Schalk Watson
Friend
October 3, 2020
I remember her well. 38 years ago Mrs. Armstrong stayed with my husband and me while we were in labor and delivery for the birth of our second daughter. She was a wonderful lady. So sorry for the family’s loss.
Penny Havens Kovacevich (A Creeker)
October 2, 2020
Worked with Audrey as a volunteer at Mid Mich Med Ctr. She was a dear soul and always pleasant. God received an angel.
Gail Wirtz Bennetts
Acquaintance
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