|Birth: ||May 7, 1881|
|Death: ||Nov. 10, 1912|
Walnut Leader, Friday, November 15, 1912, page 1, column 4 & 5
Mrs. Carrie Philips – Armstrong
Was born in Hamilton township, Lee county, Ill., May 7, 1881. She was the daughter of Thomas L. and Ida L. Philips. For many years the family has been among the most dependable and efficient members of the Walnut Baptist church and as the children grew up each found his or her place of service in the work of the church. The mother and four children were all brought into the church during the ministry of Rev. J. B. Brown, Carrie's membership dating from January, 1894.
On September 5, 1905, she was married to James W. Armstrong of Oak Park, Ill., and for one year made her home at the latter place. For the last six years, however, they have lived on the old homestead in Hamilton township, where she passed away of heart failure at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, 1912.
The end was not altogether unforeseen. More than twenty years ago her heart was weakened by sickness, but through careful nursing and her own quiet spirit and life she was able to maintain at times a good degree of health. Recently, however, severe attacks have recurred and in spite of most painstaking care the end could not be postponed. She leaves an exact replica of herself in a little daughter, Catherine, now nearly five years old.
Her husband, father, two sisters and a brother are left behind, her mother having died in 1911. Besides these and other relatives she leaves a host of friends who can only weep and sympathize, but would find it impossible to express their sense of loss or their appreciation of her many virtues.
Mrs. Armstrong was a most unusual Christian character. God blessed her with entrance into a family of exceptional Christian spirit, with parents of unusually strong character, whose life was in their family and in their church, and who taught and aided those about them to LIVE among their ideals. It is little wonder, therefore, that Carrie, necessarily retiring and refraining from leadership because of her lack of excess strength, should yet be among the most kindly and self sacrificing, the happiness of others evidently her first thought. A rare treasure was she to her husband whose abounding strength and love were devoted to her comfort and the promotion of the things in which she had interest. To him and to the family is assured the tenderest sympathy of friends, but above all else the everlasting love and care of the Heavenly Father.
The funeral service was held at the Baptist church in Walnut on Tuesday Nov. 12th, the pastor N.T. Hafer officiating. Of the family all were present except sister Mary, who is attending a college for librarians in Seattle, Washington, but who sent a tender message. The remains were laid away in Walnut cemetery.
Those present at the funeral from abroad were: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Philips and daughter of Iroquois, S.D. Mr. and Mrs. I.M. Philips, Sterling, Ill. Mrs. Catherine E. Armstrong, Mrs. Sue Armstrong and Mr. Wm. J. Unfried of Oak Park, Ill. Mrs. F.L. Jennings and Mr. Frank Warner of Chicago, Ill. Miss Hester Hopps of LaMoille, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Philips, Mrs. Theo. Ennes, Lucien Bass and wife of Princeton.
CARD OF THANKS. Very deeply do we appreciate the kindness and thoughtfulness and the tokens of our friends in our sorrow. Jas. W. Armstrong and daughter, Thos. L. Philips and family.
Created by: Emily Jordan
Record added: Aug 06, 2011
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