Helen Louise Armstrong, 91 of Springfield, IL, died at 8:58 pm, Sunday, December 11, 2011 at St. Josephs Home. She was born July 5, 1920 in Divernon, Illinois to William M. and Janet Cuthbert Rhodes. She married John B. “Jack” Armstrong on July 5, 1950 and he preceded her in death on March 6, 1970. Her parents; one sister Agnes Estill; four brothers William R. John H., Robert and Norman “Sonny” Rhodes and three infant siblings also preceded her in death.
Survivors include three sisters: Ava Jean (Oscar) Antle of Lake Station, IN; Betty Jo (Thomas) Karhliker of Auburn, IL and Wilma Bottoms of Paducah, KY; three brothers: Ronald Rhodes of Divernon, IL; George A. Rhodes of Hutsonville, IL and Kenneth Rhodes of Auburn, IL and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Helen was of the Methodist Faith. She always was a person who would help others especially her family. She was a supervisor for the IRS for 20 years and retired from the Social Security Administration as an Administrative Aide after 20 years.
Visitation: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Brian Caughlan officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Home.