Clara Rita Armstrong

February 6, 1966March 10, 2012

Clara Rita Armstrong, 46, Kokomo, formerly of Princeton, North Carolina, passed away Saturday March 10, 2012.

Survivors include her husband, Scott Armstrong; daughter, Brittani Armstrong; son, Erik Armstrong; grandson, Aaron Glunt, all of Kokomo; mother, Geneva Michalek, of North Carolina; father, Ken Gundler; adopted father, Rich Michalek, both of California; mother-in-law, Ruth Ann Moore and step-father-in-law, Bob Moore, both of Kokomo; grandfather, Tom Holloman, of North Carolina; sisters, Kathy Parnell, Karen Phillips, Carol Creech and brother, Ric Michalek and their families, all of North Carolina; adopted brothers and sister, Alex Steven, Gabe, Tiffany, and foster brother, Roy Starling, of Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Lee Holloman, North Carolina; grandfather, Red Dealy, California; and brother, Robby Michalek, North Carolina.

The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Rita to Angels for Kids or Asphalt Templars (aiding veterans) at the funeral home. Online messages of condolence may be made at


  • Funeral Service Friday, March 16, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, March 16, 2012

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sharon phillips

March 21, 2012

My thoughts and love and you will be missed, I am so glad we had some good times in yahoo games as well talking with you. I am so sorry Scott for your lost and your children. You will always be my dearest best friend Rita and Scott. May God Bless you and your family. I love you dearly

Peggy & Art Ellis

March 17, 2012

Rita was loved by so many and she will be truly missed. Her smile would light up a room every time. May God be with her family as they go through this sad time. We love you.

Michelle Sarjeant

March 16, 2012

My thoughts are with the family at this difficult time....such a sad loss. Miss you.


March 16, 2012


Denny and Carol Daum

March 16, 2012

Ken, You and your family are in all of our hearts, minds and prayers in this your hour of need. May Clara now rest peacefully in the outstreched hands of our precious Lord Jesus Christ. I'm sure all of your classmates and friends share similar thoughts, wishes and prayers.

Michelle Ragan

March 15, 2012

May God comfort all of Rita's family and friends in this difficult time. I just met Rita 6 months ago and the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Rita is her awesome smile. Her kindness and generosity will keep her memory alive in so many people!

Karen Phillips

March 15, 2012

How can I put into words just how much my big sister Rita meant to me? She was always there for any of us when we needed her. You could always count on her for anything. She was always smiling that million watt smile. Even over the phone you could hear the smile in her voice. She had a nick name for all of us. For some reason mine was Ponch and sometimes even Poncharella. Never knew why she called me that? Just last week she called me and said hey Ponch do you need anything for your easter egg hunt. It's those little calls just to see if you need anything that is going to be so badly missed. I know she will be missed by everyone that was fortunate enough to have known her. Through her last giving gift of being an organ donor other families will not have to go through this pain that our family is going through now. That alone tells everyone what kind of big sister I had. I love ya Rita always and forever you will live on in my heart. We will never forget you. Until we meet again Love Ya.


March 15, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Rosemary Gundler

March 15, 2012

Rita you will sadly be missed, you always kept in contact with your family weather it be on the phone or facebook. You are a great niece and will be missed by all. Rest in peace with God & angels, you I am sure will be looking down upon us. Love Aunt Rose & Uncle Dan

Bridget Johnson

March 15, 2012

My condolences to Rita's family . . . what a wonderful person she was. Today she's in heaven watching over all of us who are here until we see her again. May God give you the strength you need during this difficult time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bridget Johnson