Martha Armie Ford, 100

Martha Armie Ford, of Haughton, La., and a longtime resident of Wabash, died at the age of 100 on March 13, 2020.

She was born Oct. 23, 1919 to Orville and Cora (Lavengood) Jones.

She married Gene Armie in 1938. He died in Dec. of 1957 at the age of 40. Later, she married Phillip Ford in 1963. Mr. Ford died in Sept. of 1975 at the age of 55.

Martha was born and raised in Wabash and graduated from Wabash High School.

She worked through the years as a secretary of Citizens Abstract Company, Hipskind Insurance Agency, and the Pathology Lab at the Wabash County Hospital. She also worked as a bookkeeper at Senior Town and Crestwood Village Apartments.

She was a member of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority and a 50-year member of the First Christian Church in Wabash. Additionally, Martha was a long-time volunteer for the American Red Cross, working as a Gray Lady at the Wabash County Hospital.

Surviving Mrs. Ford are her son Lt. Col. Steve (& Marti) Armie, Ret., of Haughton, La.; five grandchildren, Chris (& Kelli) Armie of Milford, Phillip (Carrie) Armie of Warsaw, Jill (Rich) Chagnon of Poway, Calif., Andy Armie of Haughton, and Lesli Compton of Haughton. She is also survived by 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Two sisters preceded her in death, as well as a son, Jack Armie, who died Dec. 30, 2000.

Martha was affiliated with the Wabash Friends Church and any preferred memorial should be sent there.

God saw her getting tired, a cure not meant to be, so He put his arms around Her and whispered: “Come and go with Me.”

Posted on 2020 Mar 30