Marshel E. Armstrong I found your Find a Grave listing for Marshel E. Armstrong while searching for 303rd Bomb Group graves. Marshel was in the 493rd Bomb Group. The 360 AAF SQ on his stone is in error. He may have been in the 860th BS of the 493rd BG. If you are interersted, I can probably find more information about his death.
Ruth Armstrong Ruth Armstrong, 73, went to be with the Lord on July 4, 1998, following a brief illness. She was at her home in Pittsfield at the time of her passing.
She was born Jan. 29, 1925 in Susquehanna, Pa., the daughter of William Tracy and Susie (Meader) Keene.
She moved to Gilbertsville at a young age where she spent most of her school days and then later moved to Watervliet.
She was married in Norwich on Feb. 6, 1943, to Leslie Armstrong; he survives.
After working on the family farm and caring for numerous foster children and family day-care children, Ruth worked as a nurse's aide at Chase Memorial Nursing Home in New Berlin.
After retiring in 1990, she returned to work in 1993 at the Chase Memorial Day Care Center taking care of babies until she was admitted to the hospital on May 28, 1998.
Besides her husband Les, she is survived by her children, James and Eleanor Armstrong of New Hartford, Patricia and Jerry Nial of Earlville, Ruth Armstrong of Lancaster and Ann Armstrong of Farmington, N.H. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, one brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Frances Keene of Oneida and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by one son, Jeffery Armstrong in 1992.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 7, 1998 2 p.m. at the Dakin Funeral Home, New Berlin with the Rev. Stephen Reese of the Columbus Community Church officiating.
Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, New Berlin.
Calling hours will be Monday, July 6, 1998 at 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dakin Funeral Home, New Berlin.
Memorial donations may be made to the Catskill Area Hospice, 542 Main St., Oneonta, N.Y. 13820