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Mary Ruth Burkhart Armstrong
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1899
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Sep. 2, 1992
Kingsport
Sullivan County
Tennessee, USA

Mary Ruth Burkhart was born February 2nd, 1899 in Knox County, Tennessee to Emmanuel Taylor Burkhart (1875-1938) and Johnanna (Webb) Burkhart (1877-1925). She was one of nine children borne of their union. Emmanuel had been married to Johnanna Webb until she died in 1925. He then married Lula Haun, who bore him five children.
Mary Ruth married Darak Blackburn Armstrong on August 11th, 1920 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They were the parents of three children:
Dan Clinton, b.June 1924, Lynn Blackburn, b.1926, and Martha Ruth Armstrong, b.1928. Sadly, both sons have passed away - Dan d.2014 and Lynn d.2015. Martha, who married and had four (or five?) children, is still living as of this writing and doing well.
Darak and Mary raised their three children in their family home in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee. He was a machinist for the railroad, supporting his family and sending his children to college. Darak was a World War One Veteran. Both Lynn and Dan proudly served in the military during World War II. Lynn served in the U.S. Army and Dan served in the U.S. Navy.
Darak died on January 1st, 1981, not quite a month before his 86th birthday. He was laid to rest at Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee. His dear wife, Mary Ruth, followed him in death on September 2nd, 1992 at the age of 93 years, 7 months. She was laid to rest by her husband at Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee. They are together for eternity in Heaven with their Loved Ones who have gone before them and since their passings. May they All Rest Peacefully in Paradise. 
 
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 Parents:
  Emmanuel Taylor Burkhart (1875 - 1938)
  Johnanna Webb Burkhart (1877 - 1925)
 
 Spouse:
  Darak Blackburn Armstrong (1895 - 1981)
 
 Children:
  Dan Clinton Armstrong (1924 - 2015)*
  Lynn Blackburn Armstrong (1926 - 2014)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ethel Burkhart Needham (1896 - 1980)*
  Mary Ruth Burkhart Armstrong (1899 - 1992)
  Gladys Mae Burkhart Thompson (1901 - 1989)**
  Hazel Elizabeth Burkhart Cruze (1904 - 1991)*
  Lafe Taylor Burkhart (1914 - 1997)*
  Anna Webb Burkhart (1919 - 1922)*
  Emmanuel Taylor Burkhart (1929 - 1958)**
  McDonald Burkhart (1930 - 1937)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Lynnhurst Cemetery
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: M27, Space 6
 
Created by: Kathie L. Webb Blair
Record added: Oct 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79390160
Mary Ruth <i>Burkhart</i> Armstrong
Added by: Howard A Sutherland
 
Mary Ruth <i>Burkhart</i> Armstrong
Added by: Jan Cooper Asher
 
Mary Ruth <i>Burkhart</i> Armstrong
Added by: Howard A Sutherland
 
 
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In honor and remembrance of a beloved lady who I wish I could have met, gone but always remembered with love and affection by all. With respect from a Burkhart descendant in Oregon,
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Sep. 7, 2016
Flowers for a very lovely lady. I really appreciate the lovely photos of you and your dear husband. Such a handsome couple, now in Heaven, at Peace. With Respect from Oregon,
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Jan. 21, 2015
We'll always miss Mamaw.
- Jan Cooper Asher
 Added: Apr. 6, 2012
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