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Mary Katherine Dix Armstrong
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Birth: Apr. 26, 1947
Muskingum County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 2013
Virginia, USA

Mary K. Armstrong
Died: November 16, 2013

Mary K. Armstrong was born on April 26, 1947, in Zanesville, Ohio, the daughter of Esther and David Dix. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio in 1965, and a Master's Degree in Reading from Eastern Michigan University in 1972.

Mary K. married Dr. John H. Armstrong on June 29, 1968, in Zanesville, Ohio, and remained happily married for 45 years.

Surviving with her husband are sons, Dr. Andrew J. Armstrong and wife, Dr. Sarah Armstrong of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Matthew C. Armstrong of Greensboro, North Carolina; daughter, Katherine E. Armstrong and husband Tate Massingill of Ashburn, Virginia; sister, Susan Clymer and husband, Carl Clymer of Atlanta, Georgia; three grandchildren, Hannah, Ian and Drew Armstrong of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; brothers-in-law, Mike Armstrong and wife, Anne Armstrong of Naples, Florida, Barrie Armstrong and wife, Toni Armstrong of Farmington, Michigan.

Mary K. was active in education her entire life, teaching in Michigan, Georgia, Pago Pago, Samoa, Powhatan School, Millwood, Virginia and for eight years at Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia, where she taught English as a second language. She was involved in many civic organizations and served as President of the Board of the Shelter for Abused Women, Vice-President of the Friends of the Handley Library, Parents Board of Powhatan School, Vice-President of Frederick County Middle School P.T.O., President of Sherando High School P.T.O., Elder and active member of First Presbyterian Church and Volunteer at the Free Medical Clinic of Northern Shenandoah Valley.

Mary K.'s life was animated and enriched by the love of her husband, children, grandchildren and friends. She lived life to the fullest and had a great love for the outdoors and sports. She especially enjoyed tennis, golf, biking, horseback riding, swimming and traveling. Mary K. also enjoyed her Bridge Group and Book Club. She lived life with great joy, enthusiasm and passion.

The Armstrong family wishes to express their deep appreciation to their friends for their constant support and to physicians, Dr. Nicholas Gemma, Dr. George Van Osten, and Dr. Bruce Flax for their excellent treatment and compassion.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Armstrong-Dix Science, Math Scholarship, Shenandoah University, 1460 University Blvd, Winchester, Virginia or First Presbyterian Church, 116 South Loudoun Street, Winchester, Virginia.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Saturday, at First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Dr. Richard Reifsnyder officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow.

Arrangements are being handled by Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel Winchester, Virginia.
Mt. Hebron Cemetery
305 E Boscawen St, Winchester, VA 22601

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Mount Hebron Cemetery
Winchester City
Virginia, USA
Created by: Marion Steiding-Chappell
Record added: Nov 18, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120510665
Mary Katherine <i>Dix</i> Armstrong
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Rest in Peace
- Marion Steiding-Chappell
 Added: Nov. 18, 2013

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