Richard K. Armstrong

June 04, 1916 ‒ September 19, 2009

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD ~ If there was ever a husband, father, friend or merchant, who consistently “took the high road” it was Richard Armstrong. His “old-school” values and integrity were part of his true-gentleman character and evidenced his selfless nature.

The classic gentleman, of South Trimble Road, and formerly of Villa Drive, passed away Saturday morning September 19, 2009 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. He was 93.

Born Richard Kenneth Armstrong on June 4, 1916 near Lexington, he was the son of Lee L. and Effie M. (Grace) Armstrong, and was graduated from Lexington High School.

Trained as a rifleman, he served with the U.S. Army during WWII.

Richard understood the importance of quality and service, and he proved it through the 31 years he owned and operated Armstrong’s Market. Located in downtown Lexington, his market focused on quality service-counter meats, customer service and community support. He had a keen interest in people, and was a strong Christian witness.

A member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Richard was an avid golfer who enjoyed traveling and a round of euchre with good friends.

Richard dearly loved his family, that includes his wife Margaret (Scheurer) Armstrong, whom he married September 23, 1978; their sons, daughters and their spouses, Janet & Brian Ogilvie of Olmstead Falls, Joyce & James Arnold of West Chester, John & Betty Scheurer of Mansfield and Shurlene Curatti of Mansfield; a daughter-in-law Jean Armstrong Driscoll of Lynchburg, VA; 17 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; a great great granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Isabel (Prosser) Armstrong on June 21, 1976; a son Ronald V. Armstrong; and two brothers Raymond Armstrong and Ralph Armstrong.

The Armstrong family will receive friends Monday, September 21, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where his funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Robert Stull will officiate. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions benefiting Trinity United Methodist Chruch may be made at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made to the Armstrong family online by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com