Mary Ruth Coleman Armstrong, 93 of Endwell, passed away peacefully at home Friday, February 1, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by the love of her life and husband of 57 years Eddie, her parents LD and Mary Coleman, brothers Francis (Betty) and Larry (Kate) Coleman, sister Helen (Bill) Lee, son-in-law AJ Barr, grandchildren James Francis Armstrong and Mary Elizabeth Barr. She is survived by her children Mary Kay Barr, Joe (Bernie) Armstrong, Ellen (Dave) Samuelson, Jack (Terri) Armstrong, Ann Brhel, Susan (Robert) Sedlacek, Jim (Laura) Armstrong, Peggy (Gene) George, Charissa (Dennis) Vickery, 42 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and godchildren, many loved Coleman and Armstrong cousins, dear friends Ann Speicher, Mary Barton, Sue Woiccak, Sister Donald Corcoran, and all the members of the Thursday afternoon prayer group, and her many dear friends, too numerous to mention, whom she loved. Mary, a daily communicant, was actively involved in both her church and community. She was an officer of the Third Order of Saint Francis and a member of the Legion of Mary. She was a founding member of Christ the King School and Our Lady of Angels parish. One of her greatest joys was her role in establishing the Our Lady of Angels Perpetual Adoration Chapel and her 20 plus years of coordinating holy hour volunteers. Mary’s family would like to thank Father Rumble, Sister Alma and the staff of Church of the Holy Family and Dr. Gehring and Amela Avdic of Endwell Family Physicians for their care.
A Funeral Mass will be offered Thursday, 10 am at Church of the Holy Family, Endwell. Burial will in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Friendsville, PA, at a later date. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott Wednesday from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to Transfiguration Monastery 701 New York Route 79 Windsor, NY 13865; Saint Bridgid’s Parish 17 Cottage Street, Friendsville, PA 18818.