Carolyn Armstrong, 79

Carolyn S. Armstrong, 79, of Wabash, died at 11:20 p.m., Aug. 6, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash. 

She was born July 17, 1938, in Grant County, to Omer and Jessie Lee (Vanlandingham) Thompson.

Carolyn was a 1957 Lagro High School graduate.  She married James Robert "Bob" Armstrong on Feb. 15, 1958, in Lincolnville; he died July 13, 2011. 

She worked as an aide at the Friendly Nursing Home, in Wabash, and for the Wabash County Council on Aging.  She was a member of the Lagro United Methodist Church, and was active in the United Methodist Women's Group.  Carolyn enjoyed shopping, going out to eat, cleaning house, and babysitting.

She is survived by her two sisters, Betty (Jim) Crull of Wabash, and Shirley (Steve) Burgess of LaFontaine; niece and nephews, Brenda (Larry) Conner and Tom (Cheryol) Crull, both of Wabash, Todd (Denise) Burgess of Fort Wayne, and Terry Burgess of Marion; great-nephew, Cameron Burgess of Huntington; and great-niece, Kyleigh Burgess of Marion. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, brother, Charles Allen Thompson, sister, Vickie Lynn Marine, and her nephew, Brad Burgess.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with the Rev. Rick Borgman officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 5-7p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Lagro United Methodist Church.

The memorial guest book for Carolyn may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Aug 08