Norma Lee Howell Brown Armstrong

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Norma Lee Howell Brown Armstrong, 84, of Jefferson City, Mo., formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at Heisinger Bluffs in Jefferson City, Mo. She was born Dec. 31, 1925, in Clinton, Mo. to James Howell and Mabel Gray.

Norma lived her early years in Nevada, and was a 1943 graduate of Nevada High School. She was married to Delton V. Armstrong on Jan. 3, 1944, who preceded her in death on July 13, 2008. Norma was a homemaker for most of her life, but her early occupations included working for Farm and Home Savings and Loan in Nevada, for the Missouri House of Representatives, and as co-owner of The Framemaker. Norma enjoyed antiquing, crafts, and spending time with her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors include four sons, Lane Armstrong and his wife Lynne Kay, of Lake Ozark, Lynn Armstrong and his wife Carla, of Jefferson City, Lance Armstrong and his wife Marcella, of Jefferson City, and Brad Armstrong of Jefferson City; six grandchildren, Jason Armstrong, of Lake Ozark, Claire Armstrong, of Columbia, Chloe Armstrong and Carrie Wilburn, of Jefferson City, Alicia Armstrong, of Springfield, and Jill Allen, of St. Louis; five great-grandchildren, Kyle Wilburn, Justin Wilburn, Alex Wilburn, and Sarah Wilburn, all of Jefferson City, and Jackson Allen, of St. Louis; and one sister, Joye Maple, of Independence, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, April 17, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with pastor David Rorabaugh officiating. Interment will follow in Antioch Cemetery, Nevada.

Friends may call now and until the hour of service, and the family receives friends between 10 and 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Those who wish may contribute to the Alzheimer's Association or Antioch Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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