Mt. Vernon Register-News

October 25, 2013

Myrna Armstrong

The Register-News

---- — Myrna Louise Armstrong, 97, of Mt. Vernon, died 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon.

She was born Monday, Jan. 24, 1916, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of Hiram and Mayme (Kern) Plummer.

She married Leslie Brown Armstrong on Aug. 8, 1938, in Ziegler and he preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 1982.

Myrna owned and operated Bon Ton Beauty Shop in Mt. Vernon for over 50 years.

She was Past President of Artistic Cosmetology Association, was Past Matron of Jefferson Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star 688 in Opdyke and was Past Royal Matron - Faith Court 28 Order of Amaranth.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon and the Wesleyan Service Women of the church.

She is survived by her son, William Leslie “Bill” Armstrong and wife Cynthia of Mt. Vernon; two grandsons, Chad William Armstrong and wife Shawna of Dix and Brent Leslie Armstrong and wife Jamie of Mt. Vernon; and two great-grandsons, Nolan and Logan Armstrong of Mt. Vernon.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Annelle Ruemmler and Dr. Billy Hahs officiating. Interment will be at Opdyke Cemetery in Opdyke.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Angels on Assignment or First United Methodist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.