|Birth: ||Aug. 3, 1907|
|Death: ||Dec. 11, 1996|
James Martin "Dutch" Armstrong, 89, Havensville, died Wednesday, December 11, 1996, at a Topeka hospital.
Mr. Armstrong was a farmer. He earlier had served as acting postmaster at Havensville and later as a guard at the Sunflower Ordnance Munitions Plant in Eudora. He worked for the Michigan-Wisconsin Pipeline Co. at Havensville from 1949 to 1970. He also was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was born August 3, 1907, at America City, the son of James Sanford "Ferd" and Mary Lucinda "Molly" Phillipi Armstrong. He was graduated from Havensville High School in 1926. He was a life-long resident of the Havensville area.
Mr. Armstrong was a member of Havensville United Methodist church until it closed. He later became a member of Buck's Grove United Methodist church. He also was a member of Havensville Lodge No. 34 AF&AM and Onaga Lodge No. 188 AF&AM. He was a former Boy Scout Leader and a member of the school boards at Havensville, Lone Tree, and Fairview. He also was a member of Pottawatomie County Council on Aging and the North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging at Manhattan.
He was married to Veda Mae Channel on November 28,1928, at Holton. She died November 4, 1986. A daughter, Patricia Lee Clements, died in 1961, and a grandson, James Bryan Armstrong, died in 1984. Survivors include three sons, Max M. Armstrong, Alanson, Mich.; James L. Armstrong, Havensville, and Phillip D. Armstrong, Leesville, La.; two daughters, Treva J. Mumaw, Belvue, and Janice Chrest, Wamego; a brother, Phillip D. Armstrong, Hemet, Calif.; a sister, Zelpha Rash, Havensville; 18 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-granddaughters.
Services were at 10 a.m. Monday at Havensville Grade School gymnasium. Burial was at Havensville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Onaga Senior Center or to the Havensville Historical Society and sent in care of Tessendorf-Chapel Oaks Mortuary, Onaga.
Veda Mae Channel Armstrong (1907 - 1986)
Patricia Lee Armstrong Clements (1930 - 1961)*
Max Martin Armstrong (1931 - 2004)*
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