Lindsey Funeral Homes

473 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA


Eleanor Shifflett Armentrout

December 24, 1925January 13, 2020

Eleanor Shifflett Armentrout, 94, of Keezletown passed away on January 13, 2020, at Sentara-RMH Medical Center.

She was born in Harrisonburg on December 24, 1925 and was the daughter of the late Alexander and Minnie Nieswander Shifflett.

Eleanor graduated from Harrisonburg High School in 1943. In 1947, she moved to Keezletown where she ran the Keezletown Post Office from her home for 53 years, before retiring. She was a member of the Harrisonburg Baptist Church where she was also a member of the Plenti-Nine Group. She was an avid reader and loved to crochet.

On June 15, 1947, she married Richard K. Armentrout, who preceded her in death on October 25, 1990. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Katherine “Kas” Dovel; two brothers, Charles “Peachy” Shifflett and Forrest “Peady” Shifflett.

She is survived by a daughter, Marlys Rebecca “Becky” Armentrout of Keezletown; a sister, Evelyn Hoover of Harrisonburg; numerous nieces and nephews; and she was considered to be a member of the Rush and Charlotte Coffman family of Keezletown.

The family will receive friends 5:30-7:30 pm, Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

A funeral service will be held 11 am, Friday, January 17, 2020 at the funeral home with Rev. Mary “Eli” Elizabeth Withers officiating. Burial will be in Keezletown Cemetery.

The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Francis Shen at UVA Spine Center and Dr. Christian Iudica of Harrisonburg for their excellent care over the years.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.


  • Bruce Hoover, Active Pallbearer
  • Joseph Coffman, Active Pallbearer
  • James Dillard, Active Pallbearer
  • Aaron Dillard, Active Pallbearer
  • Scott Dillard, Active Pallbearer
  • Dennis Simmons, Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 17, 2020


Eleanor Shifflett Armentrout

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Rosemary Kaylor Critzer

January 17, 2020

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Philecta Staton

January 16, 2020

Becky, your mother was a Godly woman who lived by her convictions. She was also blessed to have a devoted daughter like you. You are in my prayers as you adjust to a new "normal" in your life. May God richly bless you in your adjustment.
Love and prayers,
Philecta Staton

Edwin Dove

January 16, 2020

Sorry to learn of your mother's passing. I think fondly of our brief time together in Sunday School at HBC when we were a bit younger.

My condolences.
Ed Dove (Sharon Wampler's brother)

Jeff Hoover

January 16, 2020

We will miss her very much.

Sarah, Emmie and Jeff

Ann See

January 15, 2020

Becky, I loved your Mom and especially when she would call me, Ann Hope. She was the only person that would do that and it was very endearing to me.
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, Ann Hope

Don Hawks

January 15, 2020

What a great lady. It was a blessing to have known her

Lena Garrison

January 15, 2020

My heart goes out to you for the loss of your dear mother, Eleanor. Over the years, I've marveled at the devotion and care you and she shared. Peace be with you always,

Amanda Ramirez

January 15, 2020

Thoughts and prayers to the family. Wonderful lady. Never will forget being a little girl going with my Nanny to the post office. She always had a kind voice and smile.