Vivian Chris Armstrong

October 22, 1928January 1, 2014

Vivian “Chris” Armstrong, 85, of De Soto, KS passed away Jan. 1, 2014. Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Sun., Jan. 5th at Chapel Hill-Butler, 701 N. 94th St., KCK. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Mon., Jan 6th at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cancer Action, 1600 Washington Blvd, KC, KS 66102. Chris was born Oct. 22, 1928 in Simpson County, Mississippi to C.C. and Zina Kennedy. She grew up in Mississippi and graduated as Valedictorian of Mendenhall High School. Chris moved to the Kansas City area and married J.C. Armstrong in 1948. She worked at the International Paper Factory for 33 years as a Quality Assurance Inspector and retired in 1989. While there, she was a member of the International Brotherhood of Paper Workers. Chris loved country music and often went to the Glens Opry in Tonganoxie to dance and spend time with friends. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved fishing, camping and gardening. Chris grew all her Southern favorites like okra, tomatoes, Field peas and always cooked amazing meals, especially her homemade biscuits with chocolate sauce. She loved watching the KC Chiefs and KU basketball, especially watching with her grandkids & other family. She was preceded in death by her parents, C.C. and Zina Kennedy, her husband J.C. Armstrong, her brother Thurman Kennedy and her sister Dean Traxler. Chris is survived by her sons, William Clif Armstrong (Mary), Kenneth Wayne Armstrong (Darlene Frazier); her grandchildren, Jayson Clifton Armstrong (Katie), William “Will” Armstrong, Brianna “Breezy” Armstrong Hunt (George), Kaleb Armstrong, Erika Frazier Durman (Will) and Vannessa Frazier; sister, Wandell Hayman as well as four great-grandchildren and many other friends and family members.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 5, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 6, 2014

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Sandy Stevens

January 9, 2014

2 Thessalonians 3:16
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.
Aunt Chris will be missed by many. I pray that all will find peace and comfort through our Heavenly Father.

Norris Broussard

January 5, 2014

Rip I love you and will also remember the good times and the good morals that you passed down to me. Be with the love of you life your Lord and Savior, and you dear sweet husband. You will live as long as we are here. Love you sweet Lady.

Tom Stoffers

January 5, 2014

God Bless the Armstrong's in their time of loss I never had the privilege of meeting Vivian Armstrong but I worked with her son Cliff and found a good friend. I know Vivian is with God now and the Armstrong's will miss her but she is in heaven and at peace.

Kay Moyer

January 4, 2014

Chris will be missed by all she touched. Her love and faith in the Lord was always first to her and she was always happy to share that. No matter what happened in her life, good or bad, she always believed the Lord would see her through and take care of her. By her faith she always said that one day, she would be with her late husband J.C. again! She will be missed here on this earth but Heaven gained a new Angel !
To Clif and Kenney, your Mom loved you with all her heart unconditionally no matter what! Know that she was proud of you both! You are in my thoughts and prayers and may God touch you with peace of heart, body, mind and soul.

robyn louisell

January 4, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, Chris was a wonderful person, to know and to work with for many years. She will be missed greatly and lovingly remembered. robyn louisell and norma hale

January 3, 2014

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