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Tony Phillip Armstrong
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Birth: Mar. 2, 1955
Wapello County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1976

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Aged 21y
Shaul Cemetery Records book 3 pg 5

Tony Phillip Armstrong 1955~1976


Posted By: Irish Eyes Are Smiling (email)
Date: 2/6/2014 at 17:44:44

Courtesy of the Ottumwa Courier April 18, 1976


A well known Ottumwa golfer and bowler was killed in a one car accident near Fairfield early Sunday.

Tony P. Armstrong 21 of Ottumwa Route 1 was dead on arrival at Jefferson County Hospital at 2:35 a.m. Sunday after the auto in which he was riding rolled over several times.

The Iowa Highway Patrol said a car driven by David Bowen 25 of Ottumwa Route 4 was westbound on U.S. Highway 34; eight miles west of Fairfield at 1:40 a.m. when Bowen pulled out to pass two other vehicles. The car hit a wet area of the highway causing it to hydroplane on the rain slick roadway. The car rolled over several times before coming to a stop in the field. Armstrong was thrown from the vehicle and struck his head against a utility pole. Bowen received only minor injuries. He was treated and released at Jefferson County hospital. The 1973 automobile was damaged beyond its actual value.

Tony P. Armstrong was born March 2, 1955 in Ottumwa; the son of Hartley??SP and Marjorie Hoover Armstrong. He was a lifetime resident of Ottumwa; a 1973 graduate of Ottumwa High School and attended Northeast State University at Kirkville in the Spring of 1973.

He was a outstanding golfer; frequently winning or finishing high in numerous tournaments in southeast Iowa. and was a employee at the Municipal Golf Course. He was also a standout bowler and just last Fall had led a 707 series that is one of the seasons best.

Surviving are his parents; one brother; Marvin of Kansas City Mo; one sister Susan at home, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hoover and Mrs. Elsie Hulen, and Mrs. Fred Armstrong; all of Ottumwa.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Chapel; the Rev. Vernon Rayphole officiating. Burial will be in Shaul cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Marty Counterman, David Rupe, David Bowen, Brady Boyd, Steve Connor and Robert Galey. The casket will be closed at the beginning of the service.

Shaul Cemetery
Wapello County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Green Hills-Lot 180
Record added: Aug 08, 2012
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Tony Phillip Armstrong
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