|Birth: ||Oct. 20, 1903|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 2004|
Macomb Daily Journal
Obituary of Grace J. Armstrong :
Macomb - Grace J. Armstrong, 100, of Macomb died at 4:55 p.m. Friday, March 5, 2004, at McDonough District Hospital.
Born Oct. 20, 1903, in Colchester to Robert Albert and Mary Ellen Riden Strader, she married Lloyd Murray Bland in 1926. She later married Earl Harland Armstrong in 1944. He died in 1955.
She also was preceded in death by two brothers.
Surviving are one son, Robert (and Norma) Bland of Macomb ; one daughter, Mary Kathryn (and Dale) Vogler of Colchester ; six grandchildren ; and 10 great grandchildren.
A 1918 graduate of Western Illinois State Normal School, she worked in the McDonough County Assessors Office for eight years. She and her second husband later raised dairy cattle and were members of a neighborhood saddle club.
After the death of her second husband, she moved to Macomb and was a floral designer at the greenhouse of Don and Dorothy Norris for 29 years.
She was a member of Good Hope Methodist Church. She also was a member of Order of the Eastern Star and was a mother advisor of Rainbow Girls.
She was a charter member of the Grandmothers Club of Macomb and Moms Night Out.
She was the first house mother at Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity at Western Illinois University.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sargent Worthington Funeral Home, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight. The Rev. Chuck Peterson will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Memorials may be made to any charity.
Robert Albert Strader (1871 - 1957)
Mary Ellen Riden Strader (1873 - 1961)
Zanel Verne Strader (1900 - 1984)*
Grace J. Strader Armstrong (1903 - 2004)
William Howard Strader (1912 - 2003)*
Forest Lawn Cemetery
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