Shirley Ann Sutton

July 17, 1933September 9, 2020

Shirley Ann Armentrout Sutton, 87, of Alpharetta, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

She was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on July 17, 1933 to Richard and Doris Hootman. She graduated from Colorado Springs High School and Blairs Business College. She was happily married to two wonderful men, Maurice Armentrout from 1952-1969 and William Sutton, from 1971-1988, who preceded her in passing.

She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother and aunt who survived tragedies and health issues with her faith and determination. She loved to paint and did beautiful pastels and acrylics, travel, knit and read. She did volunteer work at the Ed Isakson YMCA in Alpharetta as the Senior Coordinator. Shirley is survived by her sons, Richard (Kim) and Gary (Tana) Armentrout and her sister, Margy (Dan) Smith, three grandchildren, four great grandchildren and two nieces and a nephew as well as great nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangement will be held at a graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm. Visitation may be done at Swan-Law Funeral home in Colorado Springs from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16th . Memorial donations may be given to the American Lung Association.

Condolences may be offered at


  • Margaret Smith, Sister
  • Richard Armentrout, Son
  • Gary Armentrout, Son

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  • American Lung Association


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020


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Winfield Meek

September 15, 2020

Shirley and her sister Margy are two of the Ohio Hootman girls that grew up in the great west. They were my cousins we in Ohio could only read about and rarely see. Their Aunt Carma made it a point to share stories of their experiences with us. Our vision of the West was of an exciting life. My love and condolences to the family and remembering Shirley’s vitality and live of life. Win and Jayne Meek and Paula ❤️

Lisa Bonneville

September 12, 2020

I have known Shirley all my life. My mother, named Shirley Ann as well, was born 3 days after Shirley. They were lifelong friends, raised in the same church, attended the same schools, were the Maid of Honor in each others wedding ceremonies. They went through all of the joys and pain of life, supporting each other all the way.
One great memory is of the trip my mother, my sister, Christina and I took to Kansas City where Bill and Shirley Sutton lived. They took us out sightseeing and to the 6 Flags amusement park where we rode the most exciting roller coaster ever. Of course it was only Bill, my sister and me that rode the roller coaster. Shirley and my mother were perfectly happy to watch.
Shirley and Bill were in attendance at my wedding nearly 38 years ago, and Shirley was always a good friend to my husband John and me.
You will be missed Shirley,
Rest in Peace.

Vicky Smith

September 12, 2020

It was my honor to care for Shirley as her nurse🙏 I will always remember your smile and humor. There are no others like you 😊

Lynn Sickeler

September 12, 2020

What a lovely photo to remember a lovely friend. I've so enjoyed knowing Shirley and have enjoyed her contributions to book club. What a wonderful relationship the two of you had Margy. Shirley, you'll be missed. Love, Lynn


September 12, 2020

Shirley was a wonderful, loving sister who loved to laugh and enjoy life. That is the way that I will remember her and all the wonderful memories. Rest in peace, dear sister. you were truly loved.


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