SPRINGFIELD – Lottie A. Armstrong, 82, a resident of Springfield since April, formerly of Chatham, died at 11:40 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at St. John’s Hospice.
She was born Sept. 18, 1925, in Springfield, the daughter of Charles and Theresa Sack Roderick. She married William Bill Armstrong on Oct. 15, 1947; he preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 2005. Her parents; a brother, William Roderick; and daughter, Barbara Long, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Armstrong was a homemaker until her kids were raised and then worked as a salesperson. She opened Catherine Style Shop, managed the Gold Exchange in White Oaks Mall and worked at Complete Care Pharmacy in Chatham. She also decorated cakes at the Dairy Queen in Chatham, and worked at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., during World War II. She enjoyed volunteering at the Victory Bingo Hall and traveling with her husband, especially by train. She loved her faithful companion, Shadow.
Surviving are daughters, Pat (husband, Fred) Damico and Brenda Campbell, both of Springfield, Sharon (husband, Evan) Smith of San Diego, Debra (husband, Jeff) Eshleman of Traverse City, Mich., and Cindy (husband, Chris) Stiverson of Champaign; sons, J.C. Armstrong of Clearwater, Fla., and Ted (wife, Violet) Williams of Harrisburg, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Jerry Overman of Springfield; a niece; and a nephew.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at Staab Funeral Home, where the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Honor Guard will be posted. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, at Staab Funeral Home, with the Rev. Donald Meehling officiating. Burial will be in Chatham Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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