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Nancy Ann Armstrong
March 2, 1929 ~ August 17, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Nancy Ann Armstrong was born March 2, 1929, to Harold and Marguerite Huepenbecker in Toledo, Ohio. The youngest of three girls she went to St. Theresa’s elementary school and graduated from St. Ursula’s High School in 1947.
Nancy always wanted to be a nurse and realized that dream when she graduated from St. Vincent’s Nursing School and went to work for the (now closed) State Hospital. While her nursing career was short, her training was put to good use over the years as she raised her nine children.
During her time in nursing school, Nancy met Jack Armstrong. They were married in 1951 and they spent over 70 happy years together living in Toledo, Ohio and in the house that Jack built in Ottawa Lake, Michigan. After Jack’s death last year, Nancy and her daughter Diane moved to Oak Leaf Village and started a new chapter in their lives. Although that was difficult for Nancy, she handled the change with grace.
For 30 years Nancy volunteered to deliver Meals on Wheels along with her friend Marion Fowler. She loved to play cards and was an avid bridge player belonging to several bridge clubs over the years. She liked to bowl and enjoyed participating in various bowling leagues around Sylvania and Toledo. Nancy enjoyed golfing, fishing, and family vacations up at Farwell Lake. She and Jack also had fun going on various vacations with friends. A staunch Catholic, she was a member for years at St. Joseph’s and later Christ the King’s churches and never missed mass. She raised all her children to have a strong faith in God which helps us now in our bereavement.
Our mom, Nancy, filled our home with music. She was a gifted piano player and we loved to hear her play popular songs from long ago and especially boogie-woogie. Along with the live music, the stereo often played tunes from various musicals as well as from her favorite musicians. She was a wonderful cook and housekeeper who took great pains to keep our home neat and clean. She was also a good seamstress and sewed clothes and costumes for her children. Perhaps the biggest testament to our mother is that her children look back on our childhoods and remember the laughter, music, fun, fights, lectures, and kindness with love. We always knew that we were loved.
Greeting her in heaven was her husband, Jack; her daughter Mary Oberle; son-in-law Walt Liska; granddaughter Catherine Armstrong, along with her parents and sisters, Jean Szabo and Ruth Jones. Left to lovingly remember her are her children: Karen (Rick) Bischoff, Tom (Marianne) Armstrong, Diane Armstrong, Ann Liska, Joyce (Hal) Hamer, Susan (Russ) Malnar, Janet (Scott) Stone, Sharon (Denny) Schaffer, her son-in-law Dave Oberle, 20 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Nancy will be from 4 – 7 PM on August 22, at Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania, Ohio. On Wednesday, August 23, at 10 AM, there will be a Catholic mass at Christ the King Catholic Church in Toledo. Burial will be private.
The family would like to thank the staff at Oak Leaf for all their help, especially the aides who were so kind to her during the past few weeks. Additionally, we would like to thank Manuella from Christian Home Care who Nancy loved and who was a great source of comfort for her. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Meals on Wheels or to Christ the King Catholic Church.