Jacob W. Armstrong

April 7, 1929March 2, 2018

Jacob Armstrong, 88, of Kansas City, Missouri; loving husband, proud Dad, helpful brother, fun grandfather, Uncle, Great Uncle, kind brother-in-law; helpful and loyal friend flew away with the Angels on Thursday, March 2, 2018.

Jacob served in the US Air Force from 1946 to 1949.

He worked at the Kansas City Call Newspaper as a teletype operator for 20 years. Later, he ran the Home Healthcare department at Catholic Charities K.C. St. Joseph Inc. for 29 years.

Jacob was actively involved in church work and projects at Risen Christ and St. Monica Catholic Churches. He organized and started The Greeter Usher organization at Risen Christ. Jacob wrote the rules and by-laws and the duties of the officers. The Greeter Ushers presently, is an integral part of the worship services at St. Monica. He served at Chairman of the Church carnival at Risen Christ for 11 years consecutively.

He was preceded in death by his parents George and Willie Mae Armstrong; his step-father Lewis Thomas; two sons, Jacob Jr. and Michael; brother Victor and 2 sisters, Sara Owsley and Elerie Winters.

Jacob's memory will be cherished by his wife of 40 years, Linda, daughter Marlee (Damian) and Family, son Tonnye (Chandra) and Family, sisters Evelyn B. Cheadle of Raytown, Etta Ross (Richard) of Kansas City, niece Diane Bradford and Family, sisters-in-law Joyce Boysaw and Family, Darnelle Manning and Family, special friends; Lawrence Blankenship, Mae and Henry Pearly, Katherine and Ernest McCraney, Freddye and Maurice Smith, and Toni Triplett. Others who will miss Jacob include six grand-children, 14 great-children, and nieces and nephews.

The family expresses thanks to Jacob's personal care givers: Tyler Caudle, Tamara Bradley, and Marcus Stanley. A special thanks to the Phoenix Hospice and the VA Home Base Program.


  • George Armstrong, Father
  • Willie Mae Armstrong, Mother
  • Linda Armstrong, Wife
  • Lewis Thomas, Step-Father
  • Jacob, Jr. and Michael, Sons
  • Marlee (Damian) Bunch, Daughter
  • Tonnye (Chandra) Armstrong, Son
  • Evelyn B. Cheadle, Sister
  • Etta (Richard) Ross, Sister
  • Darnelle Manning, Sister-in-law
  • Joyce Boysaw, Sister-in-law
  • Victor, Sara Owsley and elerie Winters, Brother and 2 sisters
  • Diane Bradford, Niece
  • His memory will also be cherished by special friends; Lawrence Blankenship, Mae and Henry Pearly, Katherine and Ernst McCraney, Freddye and Maurice Smith and Toni Triplett, as well as, six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews

  • Duane Murff, Pallbearer
  • Jordan Stempleman, Pallbearer
  • Tyler Caudle, Pallbearer
  • James Bradford, Jr., Pallbearer
  • Gus Cheade, Jr., Pallbearer


  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, March 8, 2018

Jacob W. Armstrong

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Anne Carson Ploeger, Golden or Carson

March 9, 2018

Hey Lindie, Remember me from old Blue Valley? I remember the Sunday we went to church, at your church in the City. It was such a nice treat for me! And, all the lunch time we shared, and with Janette too. And, what a hoot Phyllis was! Well, I had to work at the time of Jacob's service, and am so sorry. I work at Christ United Methodist Church, on 39th. street, as a cook for the day care. My daughter is the director. I have been there 8 years now, and love the job with the children. Anyway, I so sorry I missed the service. Jacob was always such a gentleman when he came in the bank, dressed to the "nines". always a smile! I remember he would give you a birthday card "to my loving wife" and then sign it "Jacob W. Armstrong III" like you wouldn't of known who JAC was, how funny. And, the birthday cake you made him and then the stupid guy brought it back home when a woman at work made him one also----gee. Well, Lindie, good memories! Much love to you and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Remember, God loves you and has you in His arms. Annie