Michigan Memorial Funeral Home & Michigan Memorial Park


Barbara Armstrong

September 22 , 1942 - October 02 , 2017

Barbara  Armstrong
Barbara Armstrong
1942 - 2017


Saturday, October 07, 2017
4:00 ~ 6:00 PM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home


Saturday, October 07, 2017
6:00 PM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment in Michigan Memorial Park



ARMSTRONG, Barbara, age 75, of Kentucky, October 02, 2017. Beloved wife of 54 years of Vernon Armstrong. Loving mother of Kimberly (Kenneth) Stamper, Gregory (Lisa) Armstrong and Michael (Nathalie) Armstrong. Dearest grandmother of Hannah (Kenny) Sherf and Micah Stamper and great-grandmother of Alistair Sherf. She is also survived by her brother Randy (Deborah) Aten, her brother-in-law Clyde (Carolyn) Armstrong and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents John and Barbara Aten. Barbara Ruth Armstrong was born Barbara Ruth Aten on September 22nd, 1942 in East St. Louis, Illinois to John Arthur and Barbara Rose Aten. Because her father was in the service, she had lived in nine different states and Korea by the time she graduated from high school. While in high school she met Vernon Armstrong Jr., the man she would marry in 1963 and remain married to for 54 years. She was a registered nurse and worked as a pediatric nurse for 21 years in Trenton, Michigan, before moving in 1985 to Henderson, Kentucky, where she would work many more years in the same profession. Barbara loved spending time with her dogs, reading, knitting, crocheting and cross-stitching. You would often find her with a fabric bag that held a book she was reading and a project or two she was working on. She loved her family and her friends well. She was a great listener and would often send a card or a little note to those she knew needed some encouragement.She loved music and was proficient in both the piano and flute. She also liked to sing. She used these talents to minister to her church, and continued to do so until a few weeks before she passed away on October 2nd, 2017. Her life was marked by her love for her family, her friends, but most importantly by her love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.