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The Rev. David E. Armstrong, 70, of McLeansboro resident, died at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at his home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was born April 10, 1944, in New Bedford, Mass., the son of Clyde Robert and Lilian Edna (Bouthillette) Armstong. He married Mary Ann (Pacheco) Armstrong on July 3, 1965, in South Dartmouth, Mass. Rev. Armstrong was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Raleigh. He loved to renovate houses, travel and he was an author. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Armstrong of McLeansboro, three daughters; Ann-Marie Harland and husband Louis of McLeansboro, Stephanie Ricard and husband Richard of Warrensburg, Mo. and Elizabeth Simbro and husband Aaron of Belton, Texas, two sons; David Armstrong and wife Karen of Higganum, Conn. and Nathan Armstrong and wife Jill of West Hartford, Conn., a sister-in-law; Lisa Armstrong-Wils and husband Barry of Port Orchard, Wash. a sister; Mary Lee Roese and husband Rick of Elizabeth City, N.C., a brother; Clyde Robert Armstrong, Jr. and wife Jan of Port Charlotte, Fla., numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Grace Baptist Church in Raleigh. Following the service, the Rev. Armstrong’s body will be cremated and his ashes will be interred in Maple Grove Cemetery by his parents in West Port, Mass., with full military rites. Visitation was from 2 p.m. until the time service Oct. 25, at the Grace Baptist Church in Raleigh. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Lillian Armstrong and son Jesse Jordan Armstrong. Memorials may be made to the family and will be accepted at the Grace Baptist Church, 42 Hwy 34 North, Raleigh, IL 62977. The Harre Funeral Home of McLeansboro is in charge of all the arrangements.
Published on  October 28, 2014
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