Virginia R. Armour, 85


Virginia Ruth Armour, 85, of Raymond died at her home on June 3, 2021. 

Private family funeral services will be held on Thursday June 10, at Hough Funeral Home in Raymond, beginning at 11 a.m. with Pastor Tom Mulch officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Ridge Cemetery in Atwater. Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is assisting the family.

Mrs. Armour was born in Carlinville on March 23, 1936, the daughter of Arthur and Claribel (Sutton) Neighbors. She married Kenneth Armour on Sept. 4, 1955, in Atwater and he preceded her in death December 25, 2011.

Mrs. Armour was a farmwife, homemaker and, with her husband and family, owned and operated Ken’s Standard Station for ten years and ABC First Steps Learning Center, both in Raymond.  She attended Lincoln Land Community College, and received her associate’s degree there.

An active member of the Atwater Christian Church, she taught Sunday School and Bible School and served as Deaconess of the church.

Mrs. Armour is survived by three sons, Michael (wife Allyn) Armour and Patrick (wife Angie) Armour, both of Raymond, and David (wife Kimee) Armour of Thayer; four daughters, Kim (husband Randy) Herschelman of Raymond, Kathy (husband Allen) Murphy of Chatham, Karen (husband Joe) Czaicki of St. Louis, MO, and Kristy (husband Matthew) Michie of Seaside, CA; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband she was preceded by an infant brother, Richard, and one great-granddaughter, Grace Herschelman.

Memorials may be left to the Raymond-Harvel Ambulance or the Montgomery County Cancer Association.

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