OBITUARY

Phyllis A. Armstrong

June 16, 1936July 26, 2011

Phyllis A. Armstrong, 75 of Smiths Station, AL died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at her home. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 29, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. EDT in the chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 3770 Hwy 431 N./280 W., Phenix City, AL with Rev. Alan Griffith officiating. Burial will follow at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Mrs. Armstrong was born June 16, 1936 in Grayling, Michigan, daughter of the late Oscar and Claribelle Lovely Goss. She was former owner of Phyl's Curlee Topp Shoppe in Franklin, IN, a member of the ABWA, the Bowling League, Dog Clubs, a member of the American Legion and was catholic by faith. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Rockelman, her second husband, William Armstrong, step-sons, Bob Armstrong and Andy Armstrong. Survivors include her children, Michael Rockelman and wife Cheryl of IN, Mitchelle Robertson and husband Michael of IN, Monica Short and husband Mike of IN, Kimlynn Hagan of Smiths Station, AL, John Rockelman and wife Melissa of Smiths Station, AL, brothers, Les Goss and wife Marlene, Jack Goss and wife Gloria, Dean Goss and wife Linda, sister, Elaine Campbell and husband Don all of Michigan, step-daughters, Caryl Ball of IN, Cathy Henderson of AZ, step-son, Mort Armstrong of IN, grandchildren, Matthew Robertson and wife Jennifer, Magan Short, Christina Hagan, Marcus Robertson, Michael A. Robertson, Phyllis Rockelman, Donald Rockelman, three great grandchildren, Carson, Mina, Hailey, loving pet "Happy", numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to ASPCA or Gorilla Foundation of the Atlanta Zoo. To offer condolences, please visit www.shphenixcity.com

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, July 29, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, July 28, 2011
  • Interment Friday, July 29, 2011
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Dena Portugal

August 5, 2011

Memories can be taken for granted. But, when you lose someone they are what we clench onto. Some people are not in touch with Aunts and Uncles. So glad Aunt Phillis always kept in touch. I greived while you and she grieved over that aweful disease. I mourne and so do you over her loss. When you want to calll her remember you can call your Goss clan. Love you and thankful for all of the fun we had with her and your family over the years. God Bless You. Dena weewee!989-390-3836

July 29, 2011

Mick Mike Moni Kim and John I love you guys and loved Aunt Phyl with all my heart I wish I could of been with you all my heart and prayers are with you each of you my door as we all know Gram's door will always be open to you all please some time use it Family is the most important we have in life you'll always be mine Love and Prayers Deb

yvonne pepsin

July 29, 2011

Words cannot alone express how sorry I am for the loss of my Beautiful Aunt Phyllis. My heart goes out to the all of you and your families Mickey,Mike, Moni,Kim &John. God Bless~Love Yvonne

Ed and Pam Dangler

July 29, 2011

Your Mom was a wonderful,kind woman. We will always have fond memories of her. We had great times out at the old Winn homestead just sitting around talking, although we were so young we mostly just listened. I can just see Dad, Gret and her sitting in heaven still talking about old times and of course having a cold toddy. We are very sorry for your loss. God bless and love to all.

Caryl Ball

July 29, 2011

So sorry for your loss! I wish we could have been there but I hope you know we are thinking of all of you, and praying for strength as you go through the grieving. I am so thankful that I was able to visit with everyone at Christmas. Love to you all.

Caryl Ball

July 29, 2011

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry we were unable to attend the funeral but I am so glad I was able to come and see all of you and Phyllis at Christmas. Love to you all.

Dave and Deborah Goss

July 28, 2011

Dear Mickey, Mike, Monnie, Kim and John, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Even though we lived so far from all of you, I have many great memories of Aunt Phyl and I am thankful for that. She was always so much fun to be around. I'm sorry that Deborah and I couldn't make it down for the service. We will be thinking of you all. Love, Dave

July 28, 2011

Moni,Mike,Magan -- We are so sorry for your loss, it will take awhile for the pain to go away, but we must remember she isn't in that awful pain anymore. Please give Mike,Mick,Kim and John our sympathy too. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Love Sam and Sandy

Cinda Clevenger

July 27, 2011

My dearest loved ones,
We were so sad to get that call from Monica, and hear of your Mom's passing. We enjoyed her visit when she came to Michigan last summer. It was so great to see pictures, hear her laugh and see her beautiful smile. We have shared many happy and sad times with you all, and have such special memories of the times we spent together. She was very proud of all of you, and though distance has kept us apart, please know we love you all very much. A special thank you to Monica for keeping us updated on your Mom. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. I guess by now.....you all know who greeted her and she is surely partying with. Our love always, hugs to all, take care, and God bless.
Aunt Cinda and Uncle Joe

Ana Bohn

July 27, 2011

To Kim, Christina, Monnie, Mike, Mickey and John:
I'm so sorry for your loss, I know what a difficult time the family must be going thru! I wish I was there to give you all my support and prayers, but I'll do it from here.
My heart goes out to all of you!
Love,
Ana Bohn