On Wednesday, February 17, Mary Cleatus Armstrong of Topeka, Kansas died at the age of 95.
Mary was born in Scott City, Kansas to Paul and Zelda Ruth in 1925. She met her husband, Bob Armstrong and married in 1945, They were married for 68 years when Bob passed away in 2013.
Together they had four children, Elizabeth, Jim, Dan and Jane.
Mary developed a love for golf after all her kids were grown. She was good at it and won several trophies in Hutchinson tournaments. She loved talking about the two “holes in one” that she had.
People who really knew Mary knew that she was very quick witted. She always had a snappy comeback if she didn't like the direction a conversation was going.
She and Bob traveled the world together, hopping rides on military flights. Bob was a B-52 Pilot in his younger days and had a lot of “pull” for arranging such things. They had a blast!
She loved playing Progressive Rummy with her family. A win/lose record was started and over-the-years, it was abundantly clear that Mary was the most skilled of the family!
Mary also enjoyed music, drama and painting.
Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Bob, brothers, Paul and Roger, and her parents, Paul and Zelda. She is survived by her children, Elizabeth, Jim, Dan and Jane, sister, Patsi, Grandchildren, Nicole, Jessica and Mitchell, Great Grandchild, Leighton Presley and several nieces, and nephews.
A service will be held at 10:30 AM on February 25, 2021 at Price and Sons Funeral Home in Scott City, Kansas. Viewing is available Wednesday from 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Scott City High School Alumni and the Scott County Historical Museum.